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Archive: February 19, 2013

Ellen Andrews

HARTFORD, Conn. - Under federal health care reform, people will be required to buy health insurance. A state Senate bill moving through the Connecticut General Assembly requires the state's health insurance exchange to negotiate premiums with insurers to get the best rates on behalf of consumers. ...Read More

PHOTO: More than 500 volunteers in Indiana are trained and IRS-certified as

INDIANAPOLIS - It's the time of year when many Americans feel overwhelmed by the thought of filing their taxes. If doing your own tax return makes you anxious, free help from an IRS-certified preparer is not far away. Steve Vanderver, Indiana state coordinator for the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide pr ...Read More

PHOTO: Dan Austin, owner of Austin-Lehman Adventures in Billings, is applauding introduction of a bill to full fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

BILLINGS, Mont. - More money for parks, pathways and access to public lands at no cost to taxpayers. That's the deal Montana Senator Max Baucus is promoting in Congress, with a bill to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The LWCF uses offshore oil and gas tax funds to improve public sp ...Read More

PHOTO: Teresa and Meredith Schlandt of Clinton. 20-year-old Meredith is in her second year at the FUTURE program at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, fulfilling her dream to attend college. like her older brother. CREDIT: Teresa Schlandt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A bill that aims to create college scholarships for Tennessee students with intellectual disabilities is up for a hearing today in a subcommittee at the State Capitol. Among the supporters of the legislation is Tammy Day, who runs the Next Steps program for such young adults at Va ...Read More

PHOTO: Twenty-six firms in Minnesota that could benefit from the expansion of passenger rail in the United States have been identified by the Environmental Law and Policy Center. They are among the nearly 500 across the Midwest that manufacture train equipment or are in the supply chain. CREDIT: ELPC

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Next-generation passenger rail service continues to pick up speed across the nation, and one of the biggest beneficiaries could be the Midwest. Nearly 500 companies in seven states across the region that could profit from rail expansion have been identified in a report by the Envir ...Read More

Around 500 Midwestern companies are building rail cars or components for high-speed rail  Courtesy of: ELPC

CHICAGO - In the next few years, taking a trip to St. Louis may be a lot quicker, thanks to high-speed rail. The federal government is investing nearly $800 million to jump-start high-speed rail projects, and a new report by the Environmental Law and Policy Center says that means thousands of new jo ...Read More

PHOTO: Hearings are happening at the State Capitol in Pierre to hear South Dakotans' views on the possible expansion of Medicaid health-insurance coverage.

PIERRE, S.D. - A hearing will be held Wednesday at the State Capitol in Pierre to hear South Dakotans' views on the possible expansion of Medicaid health-insurance coverage. Senator Jean Hunhoff of Yankton and Representative Scott Munsterman of Brookings, who chair the respective Senate and House H ...Read More

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