Recent Articles from Stateline.org
Ohio State Representatives Michael Stinziano and Sean O’Brien thought they had a bill that would pass with no more than token opposition. It was a youth safety bill — a piece of legislation protecting young athletes who suffered head injuries on the playing field.
n increasing number of Republican governors say they will keep their states out of the federal health care law’s massive Medicaid expansion, a week after the Supreme Court opened the door for states to opt out without jeopardizing federal dollars they already receive.
From the moment he took office last year, Gov. Rick Scott of Florida made clear that a new and unabashedly conservative administration had taken power in Tallahassee — just as it had in state capitals around the country after a historic election haul for Republicans in 2010.
On the face of it, the backlog the Hawaii Public Housing Authority is experiencing seems a simple matter of supply and demand. Some 11,000 families are on the authority’s waiting list, hoping against the odds that they can get one of only 6,295 public housing units.
When the national health law was enacted early last year, it contained one seemingly technical provision that few people noticed. It lifted a ban on state employees enrolling their kids in the federally subsidized Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP). In fact, that was no small move.
Cuts to Georgia’s HOPE scholarship nearly put a dent in Shondra Chester’s plan to return to school this fall for a bachelor’s degree. The 35-year-old single mother hopes that completing her degree in business administration at Mercer University in Macon will help her advance in her career working for the secretary of state.
Some of the states rejected for federal “Race to the Top” education grants are proceeding to revamp their school systems anyway — in some cases more ambitiously than states that won.
- Appeals court takes up transgender health coverage case
- Court upholds sex-with-minor report submitted by man’s therapist
- Federal judge rules for students with disabilities in age-cutoff case
- Justices remand Duluth dispute
- Legal education for incarcerated students expands
- Hamline prof dismissed over Muhammad image can proceed with lawsuit
- Supreme Court backs woman’s false-reporting conviction
- Pot smell not enough for search