02/26/14 02:45 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Rising pension costs for local government workers could push municipalities into bankruptcy and spur tax increases if policymakers do not make changes, Pennsylvania's auditor general warned Wednesday. Pennsylvania's approximately 1,200 municipal pension systems are...
By David M. Drucker | 02/26/14 12:36 PM
Portman said a reasonable deal remains on the table that would attract the GOP votes needed to pass legislation in the Senate, but Reid would rather try to damage the Republicans politically by painting them as against unemployment insurance.
By Bloomberg News | 02/26/14 09:45 AM
When Hostess Brands went bankrupt in 2012, it triggered anxiety among employees at Ottenberg’s Bakery, a family-owned enterprise in Maryland. The companies shared a pension plan, and if Hostess couldn’t pay its retirees, Ottenberg’s would have to pick up the tab.
02/26/14 09:25 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory's health agency on Wednesday planned to unveil its latest version of ideas on how to change North Carolina's $13 billion Medicaid health care system for about 1.7 million poor and disabled people. The state Department of Health and Human Services was...
By John Hanna | 02/25/14 08:57 AM
A proposal to start a new 401(k)-style pension plan for new Kansas teachers and government workers and a competing plan to boost the benefits of public retirees failed Monday to clear a committee in the state House.
By Angela Delli Santi | 02/25/14 08:55 AM
In excerpted remarks released by his administration, Christie says the pension reforms enacted during his first term don't go far enough. "Without additional reforms, New Jersey taxpayers still owe $52 billion to fully fund the pension system," he says in the remarks.
By Alan Fram | 02/25/14 08:52 AM
A sprawling Democratic bill expanding health, education and other benefits for veterans seems ready to clear an initial hurdle in the Senate. Yet the election-year measure faces an uncertain fate as Republicans try to make it smaller and find ways to pay for it.
02/24/14 05:45 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Chamber of Commerce and state business leaders renewed their call Monday for Republican House lawmakers to accept billions in federal Medicaid funds, saying it would be a boost for the state's economy. The group said at a Capitol news conference that the...
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:27 AM
Maine lawmakers are considering a bill that for the first time would provide emergency dental care for adults who receive Medicaid benefits. The proposal is designed to reduce uncompensated emergency room treatment for dental pain.
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:22 AM
Louisiana's social services department says it stripped food stamps from six people who deliberately overspent their monthly benefits when the electronic service was down in October.
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/24/14 05:58 AM
House Republicans this week will commence an onslaught of legislation and hearings targeting perceived overreach by the Obama Administration, including bills that aim to curb intrusive oversight of political groups by the Internal Revenue Service and a hearing examining President Obama's use of...
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 01:39 PM
The former owner of a tiny orthopedic hospital with an unusually heavy roster of spinal surgery patients was charged Friday with health care fraud in a $500 million scheme to defraud workers' compensation insurance providers with the help of a California state senator.
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 11:29 AM
The candidates are Alex Sink, Democrat, and David Jolly, Republican, but Obamacare is on the ballot in a big way in a competitive House race in Florida that offers a preview of the nationwide campaign for Congress this fall.
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 10:29 AM
Missouri would get 24,000 new jobs if the state expands eligibility for its Medicaid program, said a report released Friday, but the analysis is unlikely to sway the reluctant Republican-led Legislature.
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 10:24 AM
A bill with the backing of House Republican leadership would give the General Assembly the authority to decide whether the state should expand Medicaid under the federal health care law.
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