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Rural Hospitals Are on Life Support

Hospitals may be rural America’s single most important and most endangered institution. Between having to serve some of the sickest and most expensive populations and federal cuts, can small town America save more from closing?

Jason Kander: Young, In Charge and Taking on Ethics Reform

The 32-year-old secretary of state wants to make Missouri’s ethics laws, which are currently among the nation’s weakest, some of the strongest.

Secretary of State Seats Get Competitive

With voter ID laws a bone of contention, more attention and money is flowing to state secretary of state contests.


News in Numbers


Number of Washington, D.C., voters who cast ballots during a two-week early voting period for the mayoral election, down from 22,000 early voters in the city's last election four years ago.

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This ongoing series goes back to the basics to help public officials navigate the sometimes-confusing world of GASB, OPEB, DBs and P3s.


April 1, 2014

Record Traffic to State, Federal Exchanges as Deadline Nears

Both the federal and state insurance exchanges reported record levels of traffic on the last day of enrollment, causing some to experience technical difficulties. Plus: The IT Director of the most failed state health exchange resigned.


Today's Headlines from Around the Nation

D.C. Mayor's Race Up for Grabs
Detroit's New Bankruptcy Plan Proposes Lower Pension, Creditor Payouts
Finding Out-of-State Toll Cheaters
Health & Human Services
Judge Allows Arizona's Abortion Restrictions to Take Effect
Tech Startup Helps People Easily Compare Insurance Plans
Georgia Wastes Almost $140 Million a Year in Overpayments to Food Stamp Recipients
Governor of West Virginia Vetoes Abortion Restriction BIll
Infrastructure & Environment
Why'd the Mudslide Happen? Maybe the Wrong Kind of Logging.
San Antonio: Innovative, Creative, Environmentally Conscious. And Still Running Out of Water
Management & Labor
Tennessee Governor Puts Promise of Pay Raises on Hold
Jacksonville, Fla., Creates Scorecard for Government Services
Public Safety & Justice
State Prosecutors Association Endorses Marijuana Legalization
No More Life Sentences for Child Criminals in Washington State

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A Cost-Effective Way to Care for an Aging Population

Home and community based services can go a long way toward preventing or delaying expensive nursing-home care.


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