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Colorado Supreme Court Limits Legislature’s Role in Redistricting

Independent redistricting commissions. You’ve heard about them. You may even have an idea of what they are. But the degree of “independence” as contemplated by legislators and advocates varies, and those variations show up in codification.

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Read the Details on Increased Medicaid Funds for Home and Community Based Services

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act includes several flexibilities for state Medicaid programs, including  provisions allowing states to receive increased federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) funding for different services.

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Gorsuch Rejects Broad Challenge to Colorado COVID-19 Restrictions

Acting alone, Justice Neil Gorsuch refused to rule on an emergency petition challenging Colorado’s disaster emergency statute, meaning the statute remains in place.

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In United States v. Cooley the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously that an Indian tribe police officer may temporarily detain and search a non-Indian on a public right-of-way that runs through an Indian reservation, based on a suspected violation of state or federal law.

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San Antonio Loses Supreme Court Appellate Costs Case

In City of San Antonio, Texas v. Hotels.com the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously that federal district courts may not alter a court of appeals’ allocation of appellate costs.

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Managing Costs in Medicaid—Practical Options for Reducing Spending, Improving Outcomes

With Medicaid accounting for nearly 30% of total state spending on average and significant enrollment increases over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers seek options to manage state spending on Medicaid programs.

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Category: Health
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'Differential Privacy' Heats Up Census Voting Debate

While we wait for redistricting data to arrive in August, there’s a little-known but hot-hot issue in the redistricting world: differential privacy, the system chosen by the U.S. Census Bureau to protect the privacy of census responses.

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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Roe v. Wade

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case challenging whether a woman has a constitutional right to an abortion before a fetus becomes viable. The court’s prior rulings in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey have affirmed that right.

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NCSL hosted a virtual congressional Hill briefing, “Temporary Assistance of Needy Families (TANF): State Challenges, Successes and Priorities,” on May 14, with a panel of bipartisan legislators, including Senator Ralph Alvarado (R-Ky.) and Representative Ann Pugh (D-Vt.).

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NCSL has released a new LegisBrief to state policymakers, "Preventing Military Veteran Suicides: State Policy Options."

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