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Does Your Medicaid Program Have the Capacity for System Reforms?

States’ foremost hurdle in implementing successful, value-added Medicaid payment and delivery system reforms is capacity, according to a new report from the National Association of State Medicaid Directors.

 

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SCOTUS Oral Argument Analysis: Arizona Legislature Likely to Prevail

Even if Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission wasn’t the biggest case the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear involving legislative authority in a long time, the oral argument was bound to be interesting.

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FDA, CDC, USDA Join to Study Food-Borne Illnesses

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently joined forces to study the four major sources of food-borne illnesses—salmonella, E. coli O157, listeria monocytogenes and campylobacter.

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Supreme Court Docket Full of State-Related Cases

While the same-sex marriage and Affordable Care Act cases will receive the most attention, the docket is chock full of other cases significant to the states.

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More States to Evaluate Tax Incentives

One popular economic development strategy is to offer tax incentives (e.g., property tax abatements, sales tax abatements, corporate income tax credits) to businesses, either to lure them away from other states, or to keep in-state businesses from developing a wandering eye. Every state has at least one tax incentive program.

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SCOTUS Won't Decide on Juvenile Life-Without-Parole Ruling (Yet)

Life in prison without parole cases don't usually have happy endings. This is not true, however, for George Toca. 

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Supreme Court to Decide How Much Force on Pretrial Detainees is Excessive

Since the 1980s (and arguably the 1970s) the U.S. Supreme Court has been clear: A pretrial detainees’ right to be free from excessive force derives from the 14th Amendment’s due process clause.

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Promises, Promises - They Don't Apply in Retiree Benefits Case

For more than three decades the U.S. Supreme Court let a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision stand that retiree health care benefits are presumed to vest.

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Lethal Injection: What May States Do When a Drug of Choice is Unavailable?

The answer is obvious: use another drug.  But is it constitutional?  That is what the Supreme Court will decide in the death penalty case Glossip v. Gross.  

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Child Care in America: Yesterday, Today and in the Future

A pair of recent reports highlight the overall costs associated with child care including child care provider wages over 25 years.

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