How CHIP is evolving under Affordable Care Act Stateline The Affordable Care Act now offers many of those same families federal subsidies through the health insurance exchanges, calling into question whether the CHIP program should be continued over the long term.
Rural Oregon voters back ban on GMO crops Reuters Voters in two small Oregon counties on Tuesday approved controversial ballot measures to ban cultivation of genetically engineered crops within their boundaries, though one measure is vulnerable to legal challenge under a new state law.
Rules for Uber, Lyft to become law in Colorado The Denver Post Internet companies that connect riders to drivers with a few taps on a cellphone app will be regulated in Colorado with legislation soon to become law, putting the state at the forefront of a push to try to legitimize the flourishing tech startups. NCSL data cited.
City pensions: What are states to do when things head south? Poorly funded municipal pension plans can have dire consequences on states. Learn what legislatures can do to prevent municipal bankruptcies and make sure local pension plans are well-funded in a session at the Legislative Summit, Aug. 19-22 in Minneapolis.
Tenn. creates tuition-free college scholarship Faced with rapid increases in tuition, many states are exploring innovative solutions that provide affordable postsecondary opportunities to all residents while maintaining a balanced budget.