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Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Archive: June 9, 2016

State funding for SUNY and CUNY still is below 2008 levels. (Zotdragon/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – Legislators and higher education advocates called on the state Legislature on Wednesday to pass a bill supporting the State University and City University systems. The new state budget eliminated the Maintenance of Effort, or MOE, provision requiring the state to maintain its lev ...Read More

A new survey shows state residents support accepting federal dollars to expand Medicaid health coverage. (Monkeybusinessimages/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A new survey conducted by the University of Wyoming's Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy shows state residents support efforts by the Legislature to balance the state's budget, but disagree with lawmakers' decision not to accept federal funding for Medicaid expansion. Wyo ...Read More

Job losses in the oil industry have helped slow down the Texas economy, which was ranked ninth best among the 50 states in a recent survey by WalletHub. (Pixabay)

AUSTIN, Texas - Despite a few setbacks, the Texas economy still packs a punch, just not quite as much as it used to. The online survey company WalletHub ranked Texas ninth in its 2016 survey of state economies, saying that weakness in the oil industry and other factors have shifted the Lone Star Sta ...Read More

California's medical aid-in-dying law goes into effect today. (kzenon/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Starting today, medical aid in dying, also known as assisted suicide, becomes legal in California. Mentally competent, terminally ill patients are able to seek a prescription from their doctor that allows them to die peacefully in their sleep. Elizabeth Wallner, a single mom f ...Read More

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