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  • New proposals, new poll as Medicaid session convenes

    Virginia legislators return to Richmond on Thursday to debate the Medicaid expansion they've already rebuffed with news that a majority of Virginians — 61 percent — support the idea, and with two conservative alternatives on their desks....
  • What keeps poor U.S. students from going to college?

    What keeps poor U.S. students from going to college?
    To judge by this summer's banner policy proposals, the most important question for higher-education reform right now is giving students easier access to loans. But evidence from Canada suggests those changes won't address the greater need: Getting more...
  • Laguna Beach couple take detour into cerebral palsy patient's life

    Laguna Beach couple take detour into cerebral palsy patient's life
    Yvette Dobbie was on her way to pick up her dog at the vet's when she turned onto Newport Boulevard from 17th Street and noticed a man in a wheelchair sitting in the sun and holding a sign that read, "Pay It Forward — God Bless." The Laguna...
  • House Republicans reject Medicaid alternative

    RICHMOND — The House of Delegates on Thursday took a bit less than an hour to debate, and dispose of, the one proposal on expanding coverage for low-income Virginians to come before it during its special session on Medicaid. It voted 64 to 33 to...
  • California adds 44,200 jobs in August, unemployment steady at 7.4%

    California’s job market continued to expand in August as employers added 44,200 jobs – the largest boost of any state in the country. But the state’s unemployment rate didn’t budge from 7.4%, according to data released Friday...
  • Architect led efforts to combat homelessness

    Architect led efforts to combat homelessness
    Robert Cantrell grew up in Kansas and northern Texas, his family on welfare, his father paralyzed from the waist down after a long illness and his mother working to try to make ends meet. The tough times instilled in the future architect a belief that...
  • Read House Speaker Will Weatherford's entire speech. Please.

    Read House Speaker Will Weatherford's entire speech. Please.
    TALLAHASSEE --Because you asked for it (not really), here's the entire text of House Speaker Will Weatherford's session-opening speech: Opening Day Speech - 2014 House Speaker Will Weatherford Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Remarks As Prepared Welcome back to...
  • House GOP revives Paul Ryan's austere budget, Medicare cuts

    WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will revive Rep. Paul Ryan's lightning-rod proposals to slash the federal safety net, beef up military spending and reduce taxes for the wealthy in a budget unveiled Tuesday -- an election-year calling card that Democrats...
  • Chan Lowe: What the Legislature didn't do

    Chan Lowe: What the Legislature didn't do
    Mercifully, the 2014 Florida Legislative Session has come to a close before it could do further harm, and Gov. Scott and the leaders of state government are loudly congratulating one another on a job well done.   If what our lawmakers wanted was to...
  • Jerry Brown reveals new budget plan at Capitol

    Gov. Jerry Brown detailed his revised $107.8-billion state budget proposal at the Capitol on Tuesday morning, laying out his plans to address California's mounting pension liabilities, increased costs of providing healthcare to the poor and paying off...
  • VA disability claims, and costs, rising sharply

    VA disability claims, and costs, rising sharply
    To the editor: Thank you for this article showing the stupidity and huge cost of the military veterans program, which is apparently riddled with fraudulent — but acceptable — claims. Webster’s defines disability as “inability...