Supreme Court says groups can challenge false claims ban Cincinnati Enquirer The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took a swipe at Ohio's law banning false statements about candidates during elections, ruling that a Cincinnati anti-tax group and a national anti-abortion organization could challenge the measure's constitutionality.
Snag keeps Iowa's new prison empty The Des Moines Register A glistening new $132 million state maximum-security prison at Fort Madison remains empty about three months after it was scheduled to begin housing Iowa's most dangerous inmates.
Q&A: Can claims data crack health care cost riddle? Stateline In the last three years, the number of states investing in all payer claims databases (APCD) has accelerated. Nineteen states have APCDs in varying stages of development and at least 21 states are considering laws to create them, according to the APCD Council, which assists states in setting up claims databases.
Can small nuclear reactors transform the industry? The development of small modular reactors (SMRs) offers the potential to mitigate such industry challenges as an aging reactor fleet, rising construction and maintenance costs, safety concerns, the lack of a national radioactive waste storage site and increasing pressure from low-cost natural gas and has inspired renewed interest in the nuclear industry.