U.S. and Arizona yield on immigration The New York Times The Obama administration has moved to drop its legal fight against what is arguably the most controversial provision of Arizona’s sweeping immigration law, the so-called show-me-your-papers provision permitting police officers to pull over people based on the suspicion that they are in the country illegally. NCSL research on immigration
Feds to consider paying doctors for end-of-life planning Stateline The federal government may reimburse doctors for talking to Medicare patients and their families about “advance care planning,” including living wills and end-of-life treatment options — potentially rekindling one of the fiercest storms in the Affordable Care Act debate.
EPA to propose cutting carbon dioxide coal plant emissions by 30% The Washington Post The Environmental Protection Agency will propose a regulation Monday that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants by up to 30 percent by 2030 compared with 2005 levels, according to individuals who have been briefed on the plan.
Tennessee turns attention to zipline safety The Tennessean Tennessee officials try to keep track of smaller zip-line operations that pop up as the activity grows in popularity. Two inspectors with the department are responsible for finding zip lines whose operators have not registered with the state.