The five vetoes, follow-through on Brewer’s promise to block legislation until her top priorities move forward, capped a tense day that saw some lawmakers receive threats over their support for the plan to provide health care for more of the state’s poor.
Source: Newark Star-Ledger | New Jersey |
May 24, 2013
Right now, state law says sick children need the approval of a psychiatrist, a pediatrician, and the doctor treating the child's illness if the pediatrician is not in charge in order to qualify for medical marijuana.
Illinois drivers soon could roll along rural interstates at 70 mph after House lawmakers approved a higher speed limit on nonurban highways despite safety concerns and a possible veto showdown with the governor.
Miami city commissioners, who in recent years have cut severance pay and pensions to balance budgets, could vote Tuesday to allow four of the city's highest earners to return from retirement and collect their pension on top of their hefty salary.
Nationally, six straight years of revenue declines have put enormous pressure on state and local governments, nevertheless, some are thriving. Standard & Poor's, the credit-rating agency, reports that it issued more bond upgrades than downgrades in 2012.
The Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act are in full swing. With the influx of people who will be applying for benefits and the ACA requirement for online enrollment, it is more important than ever to verify the identities of those accessing benefits up front.