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Feb 26, 2015

Medicaid Expansion Dead in Utah?

It looks like Utah Governor Gary Herbert's Medicaid expansion is dead. From an AP report carried by the Baltimore Sun:

Feb 26, 2015

Unnecessary Professional Licensing Rules Create Barriers

In the 1950s, my dad taught himself to cut hair on an Army troopship sailing between Tokyo and San Francisco.

Feb 26, 2015

The Undead No Child Left Behind

School Choice Weekly #76

Feb 26, 2015

GAO Sounds Warning on State, Local Budgets Again

In recent years, state and local governments have largely remained in a fiscal holding pattern, continuing a slow recovery from the impacts of the Great Recession.

Feb 26, 2015

Gov. Malloy Plans Sales Tax Reductions, Tax Hikes

Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy proposed reforming the state’s sales tax laws, saying the removal of sales tax exemptions and lowering the state’s sale rate will bring in additional revenue.

Feb 26, 2015

Closing Michigan School Retirement System is the Right Choice

Closing the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System to new employees is on the agenda of Michigan House leaders this year.