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  • Governor, lawmakers announce Va. budget cuts

    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...

  • Retailers want food stamp data secret

    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.

  • Detroit bankruptcy trial resumes after settlement

    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...

  • GAO report casts doubt on Arkansas as a role model

    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.

  • Va. gov: Agreement on budget cuts reached

    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...

  • Paul Ryan's way forward

    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.

  • Applications for US unemployment rise to 315K

    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....

  • Detroit bankruptcy trial on hold after major deal

    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...

  • The Great Obamacare Cashout: Medicare overhaul chief cashes out to CareFirst

    Jonathan Blum has passed through the revolving door, becoming an executive vice president at insurance giant CareFirst.

  • House OKs bill that would avert $1.1B tax payout

    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...

  • HHS: Law does not prohibit pot purchases with welfare

    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.

  • Plaintiffs claim Hawaii Department of Human Services ignored Medicaid rules

    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...

  • Audit: La Medicaid overpaid $3.1M to 13 hospitals

    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...

  • Va. gov proposes limited health care expansion

    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...

  • Detroit bankruptcy trial turns to poor technology

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's computer system is "beyond fundamentally broken" and years behind the latest software, the city's new technology chief told a bankruptcy judge Monday. Beth Niblock said she turned down the job twice before agreeing to move to Detroit from Louisville, Kentucky, at the...



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