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Archive: March 28, 2013

LITTLETON, Colo. - A little-known and little-understood proposed change in how benefits are calculated could impact the bottom line of seniors, veterans and the disabled. The federal government is considering using a new way to calculate cost-of-living adjustments for veterans' benefits and Social ...Read More

The Ryan budget recently passed by the Republicans in the U.S. House would shift costs to the WV state budget and taxpayers here, according to a new analysis by the national Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Chart by the CBPP, based on OMB and CBO figures.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - An in-depth analysis of the budget recently passed by Republicans in the U.S House shows it would shift huge costs to West Virginia state programs and taxpayers. At a time when the legislature is already wresting with shortfalls in key health and education programs, the budget au ...Read More

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Citizens Action Coalition is urging a veto from Gov. Pence for Senate Bill 560 (SB 560). Coalition executive director Kerwin Olson explained that if the bill becomes law, natural gas companies would avoid the scrutiny of a full-blown rate case by using what is known as a "tr ...Read More

PHOTO: A bill that would allow for more charter schools in Texas has been approved by the Senate Education Committee. Texas law currently caps the number at 215. CREDIT: Nicholas Henderson
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AUSTIN, Texas - A bill that would allow for more charter schools in Texas has cleared another hurdle, with passage this week by the Senate Education Committee. Supporters say as the popularity of charters grow, more schools are needed to meet that demand. However, Dr. Albert Cortez, policy directo ...Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. - At a time when states such as Connecticut and Maryland are abolishing the death penalty, North Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill that would "kick start" capital punishment in the state after seven years without an execution. The Capital Punishments/Amendments Bill could spee ...Read More

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Business is booming for many of California's baby boomers who own small businesses, thanks to investments in Social Security and Medicare, according to a new report. The report, released by the Main Street Alliance and Social Security Works, found that any cuts to these programs would be devastatin ...Read More

PHOTO: The Kentucky General Assembly approved both a plan and financing mechanism to stabalize the state's $33 billion public pension debt on the final day of the 2013 session.  Photo Credit:  LRC Public Information

FRANKFORT, Ky. - In the final hours of the 2013 legislative session, Kentucky lawmakers reached compromise on how to stabilize the state's retirement system. The public pension system is saddled with $33 billion in unfunded liability. The governor and legislative leaders are praising the bipartisan ...Read More

PHOTO: Milwaukee attorney Jeff Pitman says a proposed change to Wisconsin law has the effect of penalizing responsible drivers if they're in an accident that isn't their fault.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Wisconsin law says an injured person can recover from a negligent person - such as a drunken driver - the value of medical care that the injured person receives as the result of an accident. Milwaukee attorney Jeff Pitman is president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice. He sa ...Read More

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