By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Virginia hasn’t expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but that hasn’t kept new enrollment figures from steadily climbing since October, when the health care law kicked in.
ACA Signups.net, which aggregates data on enrollment figures, is reporting 27,860 new enrollees (not renewals) in Virginia for the months [...]
By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE, N.M. – State Sen. Clemente Sanchez, D-Grants, said he’s been inundated with messages and voicemails because he’s come out against a resolution that would raise the state’s minimum wage by amending the state constitution.
He said he’s received threats that his political future is in jeopardy by his stance.
The intra-party fight among New Mexico Democrats took another turn Thursday, with one powerful state Senate leader defending one of his colleagues and chastising the chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico on the Senate floor.Read More →
By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org
HONOLULU — Island visitors may see more than brilliant orange sunsets, rolling blue surf and white sand beaches when visiting Hawaii. Drones — unmanned aircraft systems, really — soon could be buzzing through the Hawaiian skies.
The FAA this week that the University of Alaska is one of several educational institutions selected to test drones, and [...]
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
The Pennsylvania House pulled a U-turn on Tuesday night, setting the $2.3-billion transportation package back on course.
After twice voting down the proposal on Monday night, seven members of the state House flipped their votes from “no” on Monday to “yes” on Tuesday to approve the amendment with a 104-95 vote. [...]