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Medicaid managed care not working out for behavioral-health patients

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Health Care, News, North Carolina, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Medicaid was intended as a safety net for people like Barbara Lee and Cathy Barton of North Carolina. Both are raising acutely disabled children. “My son, Michael, is 25 years old and severely autistic and nonverbal for a large part of his life,” Lee said. “He is very rarely able to string together full sentences […]

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Texas lawmakers look to overhaul ridesharing regulations

By   /  January 17, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, News, Regulations, State Government, Texas, Transportation  /  No Comments

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A pair of  state senators are pushing measures that would take the regulation of ridesharing companies out of the hands of Texas cities. One would hand the authority over to the state government. The other would effectively get the government out of the regulatory business. Transportation network companies (TNCs) vacated Austin in May 2016 after the failure […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Public housing should go to the dogs

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  District of Columbia, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

Part 111 of 111 in the series Nanny State of the Week Animal welfare organizations are raising the alarm at proposed rules announced by the District of Columbia Housing Authority that would govern pet ownership in public housing. For more than ten years DCHA has prohibited pet ownership wholesale in public housing projects. Critics have long argued that this […]

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Free-market coalition urges Sessions, Pence to oppose online gambling ban

By   /  January 12, 2017  /  National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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“Regulatory intervention now from the U.S. Department of Justice would represent a true violation of the legislative process,” the letter says. “Today, it’s online gambling, but in the future it might be gun and ammunition sales targeted by Congress or an over-zealous executive branch.”

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Dental therapy defeat in Arizona raises ethical questions

By   /  January 12, 2017  /  Arizona, Health Care, National, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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The victory lap dentists took in December over the defeat of dental therapy in Arizona was swift, but may have been a bit premature.

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Report: Out-of-state greens push Texas anti-fracking laws

By   /  January 10, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Energy and Environment, News, Regulations, Texas  /  No Comments

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A group supported by four Texas energy producers is striking back at out-of-state environmentalist groups, arguing that the environmentalists have been hiding their extreme policy goals behind mild rhetoric.

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