Source: Charlotte Observer | North Carolina |
January 14, 2013
After first indicating it would grant driver’s licenses to young illegal immigrants who received deferrals from deportation, the state now says it won't allow them to drive until the agency is legally required to do so. North Carolina joins Arizona, Iowa, Michigan and Nebraska in denying driver’s licenses to deferred action recipients, while other states such as California, Texas and Florida are allowing the licenses.
This year promises a flurry of new voter ID legislation across the country as well as reignited court battles in states where the laws were blocked last year and a Supreme Court ruling on part of the Voting Rights Act.
The proposal by the U.S. Justice Department demands the state stop slicing in-home nursing services for frail youngsters, stop ignoring the requests of family doctors who treat disabled children and stop sending hundreds of children to geriatric nursing homes.
Source: New York Times | Nation |
January 11, 2013
Optimistic predictions by RAND in 2005 helped drive explosive growth in the electronic records industry and encouraged the federal government to give billions of dollars in financial incentives to hospitals and doctors that put the systems in place.
The nation’s top business advocate said Thursday it was time for the federal government to “quit fooling around” with funding the transportation trust that fuels many state and local infrastructure projects and called for an increase in the gas tax.
Source: Bangor Daily News | Maine |
January 9, 2013
The federal government will allow Maine to make limited cuts to its Medicaid program, but not to the extent Gov. Paul LePage ’s administration sought last year as it looked to close a $20 million budget hole.