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  • GOP governors may pay price for refusing to expand Medicaid under Obamacare

    NEW YORK In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government couldn't force states to expand eligibility for their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act. Since then, the Obama administration has looked for ways to persuade Republicans who have steadfastly opposed Obamacare to participate in this key component of the act. The biggest incentive is the law's promise of federal funds to cover the whole cost of newly qualified Medicaid patients for three years, until 2016, and at least 90 percent of the costs thereafter. Nevertheless, 20 states have refused to ease access to their Medicaid rolls. A few have been able to eat their cake and have it, too: Because of special arrangements that predate Obamacare, four states that haven't expanded Medicaid have been getting billions each year in extra funding to pay for the care of people who are uninsured.
  • O'Malley increases pardons, but remains stingy overall

    O'Malley increases pardons, but remains stingy overall
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has rarely exercised his power to grant clemency to convicted criminals over his two terms, even as many gubernatorial counterparts have been more lenient amid a changing attitude toward these acts of mercy. The...

    Pardon me, the Father of the Year award goes to...

    "Hello, you've reached the Christie residence. This is Governor Chris Christie. Nobody is home right now but please leave a message and we'll call you back." (BEEP) "Uh, Governor Christie? This is the Father's Day/Mother's Day Council calling. We're the...

    Arkansas Gov. Beebe to pardon son but rethinks pardoning family friend

    Arkansas Gov. Beebe to pardon son but rethinks pardoning family friend
    Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he will pardon his son, Kyle, in connection with a felony drug conviction from more than a decade ago. Also on Wednesday, he backpedaled on his intention to pardon another man with personal ties to him. The...

    Arkansas voter ID law is struck down before November election

    Arkansas voter ID law is struck down before November election
    Arkansas’ voter identification law crumbled Wednesday when the state’s Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s decision to strike down the law. Voter qualifications “set forth in our state's constitution simply do not include any...