Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

...offices are labor-intensive enterprises.Government will become a more dominant player as the federal, state, and local government share of health care rises to 47 percent in 2024, from 43 percent in 2013.There's no hard-and-fast rule...
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Sweet 16: Ohio Gov. Kasich enters prez race

...meanwhile there are more school levies on the ballot and local governments have to look into the faces of their citizens and...say Kasich's successes have come at a cost to local governments and schools, and that new Ohio jobs lack the pay...
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My Turn: State is prepared to walk its salmon talk

...women, conservation groups, industry, federal government, congressional delegation, state legislators, and local governments. We will not limit our engagement to one meeting, but will continue the dialogue as long as this administration remains...
Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground By LISA LEFF and DAVID KLEPPER

...Opponents warn higher wages will kill jobs and lead to higher prices. Sixteen states have passed laws barring local governments from setting their own minimum wage.Democrats, including presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton...
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My Turn: Walker on Medicaid expansion: It's time

...resolutions of support for Medicaid expansion from Petersburg to Barrow, chambers of commerce, church organizations, local governments, health care providers and more. A majority of Alaskans understand that Medicaid expansion makes sense for Alaska...
My Turn: Governor's tax credit veto is churlish conversation starter rating, which has a trickle-down effect on local governments' borrowing rates. With oil prices low, and expected to be so for years, local governments will have to borrow to complete projects for which...
Day of extremist violence in Nigeria kills more than 60 in several villages, said Stephen Apagu, chairman of a self-defense group in Borno state's Askira-Uba local government area. He said the militia killed three militants.The villages had been attacked three days earlier and 29 people...
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Marijuana board holds first meeting, wants laws changed

...commercial marijuana sales could choose not to have them, but the language used in the initiative, which refers to "local governments," has proved to be a problem.Cynthia Franklin, the executive director of the Marijuana Control Board and the...
Ballot measure oversight leaves villages unable to prohibit pot sales

...enshrined in state statute - "A local government may prohibit the operation of...Under state law, the term "local government" has a specific meaning, and...consumption in private homes. Local governments can ban the sale of marijuana...
Solutions for Alaska's fiscal future

...there is another way. If we increase revenue for local governments, they can fund more of their own education and social...up the state government's role as sugar daddy to local governments with new taxes and incursions on the Permanent Fund...


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