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New research highlights a lack of "systematic evaluation."
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has gone silent after excluding Florida from a draft lease sales plan, but letters criticizing that decision’s “arbitrary” nature keep coming in.
"I feel that a majority of the House would support this," said U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat. Nearly 70 lawmakers have signed a letter in favor of the provision.
The president denied on Twitter Friday that he had called Haiti, El Salvador and African nations “shithole countries,” after attacking a bipartisan deal offering ex-DACA recipients a pathway to citizenship.
The state’s waiver would also impose monthly premiums on beneficiaries, and threatens six-month program lockouts on individuals who do not comply with Medicaid rules.
The new guidelines would allow states to force some able-bodied childless adults to work as a condition for eligibility for the federal program.
Sen. Cory Gardner met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday to discuss his concerns.
Experts speculate that Kentucky could be the first state to see its work requirement waiver approved—a move that could mean 95,000 fewer enrollees in that state over the next five years.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s new exemption for the Sunshine State will likely lead to lawsuits over its arbitrary nature.
Administration officials told the lawmakers to expect more details about the proposal around the time of the president's State of the Union address, Sen. John Barrasso said Wednesday.
Judges said redistricting designed to elect Republicans violated the Constitution, the first time a federal court has come to that conclusion.
, The Atlantic
January 10, 2018
Native American tribes are opposed to GOP legislation that would change the size and management of the Obama-era national monument, which President Trump has sought to shrink.
The president promised Farm Bureau members that “you're going to have great, great broadband.” But the new White House actions don’t appear to come with additional federal funding.
That means hard conversations like when and how to freeze enrollment or terminate coverage altogether will be back on the table in some states.
By forcing cannabis businesses to rely on cash, the move might make businesses, owners and employees vulnerable to theft and complicate state efforts to collect taxes on drug sales.
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
January 8, 2018
States with high immigrant populations stand to be impacted amid fears that sharing information may lead to deportations.
Plus an update on Medicaid ballot initiatives in Utah and Idaho, and what the legislative tiebreaker in Virginia means for that state’s expansion.
The president proposed eliminating the economic development agency in his initial budget proposal. Tim Thomas, the prospective nominee to co-lead the ARC, spoke with Route Fifty on Friday.
A number of state and local officials are opposing the leasing of previously protected waters.
The move by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stirs uncertainty for states that have legalized cannabis sales and production.
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