NCSL fiscal report shows cautious optimism for states
General fund revenue growth was notably strong and outpaced projections in most states. At the same time, expenditures were generally on target. The combination of these factors enabled many states to shore up reserves and support supplemental expenditures. Overall, the fiscal situation was solid in almost every state in FY 2013. State actions to provide high-quality affordable care to rural areas
How states are trying to prevent breaches of personal data
At least 23 states introduced—and eight states enacted—security breach legislation in 2013. States that enacted legislation amended existing security breach laws, for example, to expand the scope of definitions of "personal information," to cover medical or health insurance information, set additional requirements related to notification or to change penalties for those responsible for breaches.
An NCSL report highlights the strategies states are adopting to provide high-quality, affordable and accessible primary care services to rural Americans.