| Jan 17, 2015
| 11:11 AM
The head of human resources for the state of Maryland is Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's pick to be Human Services secretary, and a former northeastern Pennsylvania hospital official is his choice for secretary of the state Department of Health, Wolf said Saturday....
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:48 PM
Hundreds of Peninsula residents with a severe mental illness stand to benefit from the Governor's Access Plan, announced Tuesday. Part of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's "A Healthy Virginia Plan," the federal waiver program will provide medical and behavioral...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 10:34 PM
On his path to becoming Illinois' next governor, equity investor Bruce Rauner boasted he would be able to fix the state's massive financial problems, assuring voters, "I've been a success at everything I've done."
As the Republican prepares to take...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:31 PM
A severely mentally disabled woman, raped and impregnated in a state-supervised Orlando group home 12 years ago, would get $950,000 from state taxpayers if Florida lawmakers approve a new relief bill.
The bill, introduced this week, would provide money...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Pro football violence
A National Football League hearing officer has rescinded the suspension of Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who again tried to injure one of his fellow players. The hearing officer was not convinced that Suh's...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 3:03 AM
His mother remembers the way he used to be: a daredevil with an athletic build who drove a red Pontiac Firebird, listened to hard rock bands like Metallica and did handstands on his thumbs.
But when a neighbor waving a gun shot Charles "Chuck" Ropka...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Last year, the Enroll Lake County program headed up an all-out informational blitz to help uninsured Lake County residents become insured through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace.
While almost 13,000 residents were enrolled in Lake County last...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 5:45 AM
The new year gives Gov. Rick Scott, Florida's Cabinet and state lawmakers the opportunity to effect meaningful change in the lives of Floridians.
Scott and the Cabinet — Attorney General Pam Bondi, Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam and Chief...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 10:10 AM
Gov. Paul LePage's administration spent nearly $53,000 on private lawyers in its failed attempt to remove thousands of low-income young adults from the state's Medicaid program after being told by Maine's attorney general that he couldn't win the case,...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 10:57 AM
Illinois has shifted about 1.4 million of its Medicaid recipients into managed care, falling just short of a Jan. 1 goal to move more than 1.5 million into the alternative system of delivering health care.
State officials said they are comfortable...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:51 AM
RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe will call for criminal background checks as part of the licensing process for nurses, and he included funding for the new program in his budget proposal this week.
The system now is based on self disclosure, with...