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Feb 5, 2015

Nursing Home Moratorium Resurrected in Indiana

The Indiana legislature is considering legislation introduced by State Sen.

Jan 30, 2015

Medicaid Expansion Hits California Budget

California’s budget has taken a billion-dollar hit as a result of the state’s decision to embrace the Medicaid expansion offered through the Affordable Care Act, and faces billions more in future y

Jan 30, 2015

South Carolina Governor Proposes Gas, Income Tax Deal

On January 21, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley delivered her annual State of the State address.

Jan 30, 2015

The Future of the American Coal Industry

The mining and use of coal is increasingly under threat from EPA energy and climate regulations, however, coal has many benefits: it is abundant, reliable and affordable, and states that use it to

Jan 30, 2015

UN Peru Meeting Produces Ineffectual ‘Nonbinding’ Climate Accord

More than 200 countries attended the United Nations’ 20th Conference of the Parties to the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change in December in Lima, Peru, producing a global pact to reduce C

Jan 30, 2015

Memo Reveals Bogus EPA Climate Strategy

Climate Change Weekly #157