Uncle Sam is picking up the full cost of providing emergency power and public transportation in areas hard hit by Hurricane Sandy, but lawmakers from the disaster area are asking the federal government to pick up the total bill for repairs to public infrastructure, too.
Community health centers in New Hampshire were the most likely to keep diabetics' blood sugar under control. Vermont’s health centers had the best child immunization rates. Maine’s centers had the highest percent of pregnant women getting early prenatal care.
Hurricane Sandy's costs could run into the tens of billions of dollars, leaving state and local governments, federal agencies, utility providers and insurance companies to figure out how to split the bill.
Sandy's departure from the Northeast Tuesday brought no hint of relief, revealing instead a tableau of splintered trees, severed beaches, shuttered businesses, and the harsh reality that the storm will test even the most hardened resolve in weeks to come.
Politics is a game of addition, normally. Politicians work to keep the support of their base and, at the same time, win new supporters.
Not so with S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, critics say. In the two years since her election, the first-term Republican has turned that adage on its ear, playing a game of subtraction.
Sick and disabled Americans who rely on Medicare may gain new access to care with the proposed settlement of a lawsuit that challenged the government's practice of denying some coverage to patients whose condition was not improving.
His tax initiative in trouble just two weeks before Election Day, California Gov. Jerry Brown is re-tuning his campaign message, casting his initiative as a jobs measure in a bid to broaden its appeal.
Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the State System of Higher Education's long-term credit rating, citing challenges from declining enrollment and slumping state support to its limited ability to curb labor costs and its escalating construction debt.
A decade after a federal court judge ordered New Jersey to stop enforcing a controversial residency requirement for state legislative candidates, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa is fighting to reinstitute it.
For nearly two decades, Santosh Arya has pumped some of the San Diego area's cheapest gas at his three Homeland Petroleum stations.
But his streak ended early this month, when wholesale prices starting rising sharply, then shot up 40 cents a gallon overnight. To break even, Arya calculated he would have to sell a gallon of regular at $5.10 _ almost a buck higher than at nearby Shell and 76 stations. Instead, he shut down and waited for prices to drop.