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  • Bid to block health exchange in Tennessee seen as 'overkill'

    Some Republican lawmakers still reveling in the recent defeat of a proposal to expand Medicaid coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans are now setting their sights on 230,000 people enrolled through the federal health insurance exchange. State Sen....
  • UT Board of Trustees endorses plan for big changes at school

    Faced with a projected $377 million funding gap over 10 years, the University of Tennessee has put together a plan that could mean some tough choices ahead for the school and its students. On Thursday, the UT Board of Trustees endorsed a plan presented...
  • Governors: No clear plan if health care subsidies fall

    Governors: No clear plan if health care subsidies fall
    Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. And one thing was clear this weekend as the nation's governors gathered in...
  • Republican lawmakers hold the line against Obamacare at state level

    Republican lawmakers hold the line against Obamacare at state level
    As President Obama fights in Congress and the courts to preserve the nation's sweeping healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act faces still another threat to its viability: Republicans in statehouses, many bucking governors of their own party eager to...
  • When a state blocks Obamacare, ERs close: The lesson of Louisiana

    When a state blocks Obamacare, ERs close: The lesson of Louisiana
    Baton Rouge, La., is about to lose one of its crucial hospital emergency rooms, and the reason is clear: The administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal has refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and won't put up any other money to keep the...
  • GOP pursues state legislation limiting gay rights ahead of Supreme Court ruling

    A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials. In Georgia, where lawmakers are considering a bill that...
  • Pre-K-14

    President Barack Obama's proposal last week to make tuition free for students attending community colleges would have far-reaching consequences for higher education in this country. In effect, it would transform the first two years of college into an...
  • Obama's Free College Proposal Could Be 'Game-Changer' For State's Students

    Obama's Free College Proposal Could Be 'Game-Changer' For State's Students
    Connecticut's elected officials and educators were enthusiastic Friday about the proposal by President Barack Obama to provide two years of free community college tuition to millions of students who maintain good enough grades, with one educator saying...
  • Obama pide al Congreso "rebajar a cero" costo del "community college"

    Obama pide al Congreso "rebajar a cero" costo del "community college"
    WASHINGTON - El presidente Barack Obama pidió esta semana al Congreso respaldar su plan para "rebajar a cero" el coste de los dos primeros años de "community college" (centros públicos de educación superior), y abrir así un "camino a la clase media"...
  • Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

    Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all
    President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce. The...
  • Obama's free community college plan inspired by Chicago program

    The White House on Thursday announced a proposal that President Barack Obama said would make community college "free for everybody who is willing to work for it." But administration officials provided no details about the program's costs or where the...