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Health care, education, big issues for Maryland lawmakers

Health care was at the top of a list of issues lawmakers ... to raise the state's minimum wage from $10.10 to $15 and potentially looking at indexing it to automatically rise with inflation, as the st... read more

Legislators will tackle big issues in 2019 session

LITTLE ROCK — The regular session of 2019 will be remembered for the number of far-reaching and significant issues that legislators resolved. At the top of the list is a package of tax bills developed ... read more

Gov. Ricketts calls for constitutional amendment to limit growth in local property tax revenues

Overall, the history of Nebraska is littered with unsuccessful attempts to rein in spending and taxes via the ballot box ... state budget, which can be changed every two years. The governor’s budget p... read more

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VIDEO: From orcas to health insurance, here’s what 34th District state legislators were asked about in West Seattle Q&A

Fitzgibbon said, “I think you’ll see support from the three of us …” He veered into other “democracy issues” as she had put it, saying one thing to focus on is the ballot-signature ... read more


Budget, health care, gun control, legal pot — MN Legislature has a long to-do list

Republicans prevailed in a special election for the only Senate seat on the ballot and maintained ... in 2011 when the state faced a deficit. Democrats and Walz support extending the tax, which they s... read more

Minimum wage, health care and education expected to dominate the Maryland General Assembly

Raising the minimum wage, ensuring access to health care ... on the ballot. Several pieces of legislation are aimed at stemming violence in Baltimore. Miller has suggested adding 500 new police office... read more

Schools, health care high on Harford agenda in General Assembly

The three senators and eight delegates plan to take on a host of local and statewide issues, including public school funding, access to health care ... or raise taxes. Harford County Executive Barry G... read more

Single-Payer Health Care On Colorado Ballot In 2016

At $25 billion, “it rivals the state budget.” For years, Coloradans have shot down tax increases. “I don’t think that there have been many, if any, times when Colorado has bit off something that big . ... read more

A primer on Oregon's 2019 legislative session

Sales tax measures have failed nine times at the ballot box ... Moore said. The state imposed a 17 percent tax on cannabis in 2016. And just last year, Measure 101 passed overwhelmingly, preserving $3... read more

Fiscal, Not Social Issues, Draw Ballot Attention

The hot social questions of 2008 are taking a back seat to fiscal matters on this November’s ballot, as voters take up 155 measures, ranging from a first-time income tax on high-wage earners in Washin... read more

Governor Steve Bullock Testing Presidential Waters in Effort to Keep American Politics Clear of Big Money

“If we want to address all the other big issues in our electoral system and our political system,” Bullock told Iowa State Fair visitors last summer, “if we really want to address income inequality, i... read more

South Florida 100: New governor takes office; Amendment 4 kicks in; homeless court debuts

Hawaii ranked as the healthiest state, while Louisiana ranked as the unhealthiest. Nationwide, positive influences on health include less child poverty, more primary care ... a tax incentive program a... read more



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