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Feb 5, 2015

Nursing Home Moratorium Resurrected in Indiana

The Indiana legislature is considering legislation introduced by State Sen.

Jan 27, 2015

States Take the Lead on Transportation Fund Reform

Although some members of Congress are pressing for an increase in the federal gas tax, responsibility for funding transportation projects is increasingly shifting from the federal government to the

Jan 27, 2015

Dubious State of the Union Health Care Claims Answered

In his State of the Union address to Congress on January 20, President Obama made several statements concerning health care.

Jan 27, 2015

Jim Steele: An Environmentalist's Journey to Climate Skepticism

Research Fellow H. Sterling Burnett interviews Jim Steele, ecologist, director emeritus of the Sierra Nevada field campus of San Francisco State University, in today's podcast.

Jan 27, 2015

States to Watch in 2015: Transportation Funding

This blog post, written by Council of State Governments Senior Transportation Policy Analyst Sean Slone, lists 16 states he believes will enact innovative transportation funding policies in 2015.< /

Jan 27, 2015

Research & Commentary: Minnesota Higher Education

Minnesota starts the 2015 legislative year with a $1 billion surplus, but Gov.