By Mark Tapscott | 09/16/14 11:57 AM
Missouri public housing officials improperly exempted virtually everybody living in a 200-unit facility from federal rules requiring that able-bodied residents help with maintenance and cleanup work, according to a government watchdog.
09/15/14 04:30 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers are planning to fill a $882 million budget shortfall by tapping the state government's rainy day fund and making cuts to various agencies, universities, and local governments. The plan won't affect K-12 school spending...
By Luke Rosiak | 09/15/14 03:10 PM
How many food stamps are redeemed at which stores has long been viewed by the companies and the Department of Agriculture as a commercial trade secret and thus exempt from disclosure.
09/15/14 01:00 PM
DETROIT (AP) — A judge refused to extend a timeout Monday in Detroit's bankruptcy trial after a deal with a major creditor removed another opponent from the city's plan to exit the largest Chapter 9 case in U.S. history. A bond insurer, Financial Guaranty Insurance, said it needs more time to...
By Philip Klein | 09/12/14 01:17 PM
When HHS approved a proposal allowing Arkansas to experiment with a "private option" for expanding Medicaid through President Obama's healthcare law, it was viewed as a possible model for other states. But a recent report could change this thinking.
09/14/14 01:00 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said an agreement has been reached on budget cuts for the next two years. McAuliffe and leaders of the General Assembly plan to release details at a news conference on Monday. McAuliffe has said officials are projecting a revenue shortfall of...
By R. Emmett Tyrrell | 09/11/14 05:08 PM
In Paul Ryan's book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Dream, he writes about how progressive programs have grown beyond the limits of the sustainable. How with new programs, such as Obamacare, we are approaching national bankruptcy.
09/11/14 09:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low. The Labor Department says that weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 315,000, the most since late June....
09/10/14 05:01 PM
DETROIT (AP) — One of Detroit's fiercest opponents in bankruptcy once compared the city's fix-it plan to an automobile "lemon" fit for the "scrapyard." Now that same creditor, bond insurer Syncora, is making peace with Detroit in the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history under a deal that could...
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/10/14 12:32 PM
Jonathan Blum has passed through the revolving door, becoming an executive vice president at insurance giant CareFirst.
09/09/14 06:45 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would keep an estimated $1.1 billion it is at risk of being forced to refund to out-of-state companies under a bill approved Tuesday by the House, which moved to insulate the state from a potentially budget-busting court decision. On lawmakers' first day of a...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/09/14 01:28 PM
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell says the federal government does not have the power to stop states from allowing people to use welfare benefits to buy marijuana.
09/09/14 11:32 AM
HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – A single mother of an autistic child has filed a class action lawsuit against the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services and for allegedly ignoring federal Medicaid rules. Suzanne Egan, whose child J.E. is a severely autistic 5-year-old, and the Hawaii...
09/09/14 07:30 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Medicaid program overpaid $3.1 million in incentives to 13 hospitals in 2011 and underpaid several others, a recently released federal audit shows. The Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentives program began in 2011 to encourage hospitals and...
09/08/14 04:30 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has repeatedly promised to expand Medicaid eligibility for about 400,000 low-income adults using mostly federal funds during his eight-month old administration. But on Monday he acknowledged that his executive power only reaches so...
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