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Subject: April 25: Cover Oregon poised to switch to federal health insurance exchange
Date: Fri Apr 25 14:52:39 MDT 2014
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TOP NEWS  April 25 2014

Oregon poised to switch to federal exchange
Portland Oregonian
Oregon should pull the plug on the beleaguered Cover Oregon health insurance exchange and switch to the federal exchange, a technological advisory committee recommended Thursday.
NCSL research on state actions to address health insurance exchanges

Arkansas judge voids state voter ID law
ABC News
An Arkansas judge struck down the state's new voter ID law on Thursday, saying it violates the state constitution by adding a requirement that voters must meet before casting a ballot. NCSL data cited.
NCSL research on voter ID requirements.

Lyft launches in Nebraska, regulators say it's illegal
Omaha World Herald
Drivers for ride service Lyft will operate without penalty in Nebraska for the next two weeks because they're not charging for the rides.
Florida Senate OKs 75 mph speed limit
The Miami Herald
Drivers should be able to travel at 75 mph on most interstate highways in Florida, the Senate voted Thursday.

N.H. Senate deadlocks over fetal homicide bill
Associated Press
The New Hampshire Senate voted Thursday not to treat a fetus that dies in a homicide as a person. NCSL research cited.

Bill would allow sale of raw milk in Louisiana
Associated Press
Arguments of choice versus public safety are heated in a fight about whether to let Louisiana farmers sell raw milk to the public. NCSL data cited.
NCSL research on raw milk.
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