Thursday, May 25, 2017

Planned Parenthood to Close Four Iowa Clinics after Cuts

Planned Parenthood said on Thursday it would shutter four of its 12 clinics in Iowa as a result of a measure backed by Republican Governor Terry Branstad that blocks public… Read More
Thursday, May 25, 2017

High-Powered, Bipartisan Team Lined Up to Push Drug Price Vote

The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act will have a high-profile bipartisan campaign team working to pass the ballot issue in the Nov. 7 election.  Financed in part by the AIDS… Read More
Thursday, May 25, 2017

A New Way to Spot Partisan Gerrymandering

Back in the 1960s, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart offered a simple definition of pornography that quickly became famous: “I know it when I see it.”  The reverse is… Read More
Thursday, May 25, 2017

States Offer Immigrants the Safety Net That Washington Won't

The Trump administration's policies have forced many immigrants into hiding. In his first 100 days in office, immigration arrests were up nearly 40 percent. The fear of deportation has reportedly… Read More
Thursday, May 25, 2017

What Happens When States Go Hunting for Welfare Fraud

By the time Illinois decided to crack down on Medicaid fraud in 2012, state officials knew that many people enrolled in the program probably weren’t eligible. For years, caseworkers hadn’t… Read More
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Why Texas Is the Most Dangerous U.S. State to Have a Baby

A few years ago, after more than two decades as a gynecologist taking care of low-income women in Texas, Lisa Hollier began to see something unexpected and disturbing. The number… Read More
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ricketts Vetoes Bill To Restore Voting Rights to Felons Sooner

The governor is headed for a showdown with state lawmakers over felon voting rights.  Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed a measure Thursday that restores the voting rights of felons immediately after… Read More
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Facing a Financial Squeeze, Hospitals Nationwide Are Cutting Jobs

Hospitals nationwide are cutting jobs amid a whirlwind of financial pressures — and sharp fears about the direction Republicans will steer health care policy.  Just in the past month, hospitals… Read More
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Maine Lawmakers Considering Bills to Lower Drug Costs

State lawmakers are considering two bills that would lower the cost of prescription drugs in Maine by requiring state agencies to pay the same or lower prices than the U.S.… Read More
Thursday, May 4, 2017

In the Elusive Search for Affordable Housing, Clues Emerge

Los Angeles has some of the most expensive housing in the United States. The median price of a new home in the city is more than nine times median household… Read More
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