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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

Chimpanzee Not a Person, NY Court Declares

An attempt by the animal rights group Nonhuman Rights Project to have Tommy the chimpanzee granted “legal personhood” failed in a New York appellate court in early December.

Jan 26, 2015

States Challenge Federal Control of Western Lands

The large swaths of federal lands in western states are at the center of a debate over the future of tens of millions of acres between the eastern rim of the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.<

Jan 26, 2015

HHS: Medicaid Patients Have Limited Access to Doctors

A new study by the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services found half of all providers listed in Medicaid managed care plan are not available to new Medicaid pat

Jan 26, 2015

Nevada Lawmaker Renews Fight for Public Pension Reform

As the gap between public pension liabilities and actual fund assets widens, one Nevada lawmaker is redoubling his efforts to defuse a ticking fiscal time bomb in the Sagebrush State.

Jan 26, 2015

Unintended and Unethical Climate Policy Consequences

Climate Change Weekly #156