Though it was the chief model used to form President Obama’s health-care legislation, the Massachusetts program hasn’t done what it promised.
40 percent of Connecticut Medicaid recipients smoke
(Boston Globe) A new study says nearly 40 percent of Connecticut’s Medicaid recipients smoke.
Who owns the resources makes a difference
Those interested in creating robust forests to combat carbon dioxide, should consider who owns the forests, according to an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
San Diego ballot initiative would bring contract transparency
Battle lines are being drawn in San Diego over a possible November ballot measure that supporters say would ensure competitive bidding for municipal contracts, but which opponents argue is deceptive and has hidden consequences. Councilman Carl DeMaio plans to submit more than 138,000 signatures to the San Diego City Clerk’s Office on Monday to qualify his so-called “Competition and Transparency in City Contracting” measure for the November ballot.
Is the Anchorage School District focused on its mission?
On June 14th at 6:30, the Anchorage School Board will consider approving a master plan to rebuild West High School and Romig Middle School into a community center school.
Millionaire Police Officers?
(Forbes.com) It is said that government workers now make, on average, 30% more than private sector workers. Put that fantasy aside. It far underestimates the real figures.
Medicaid: facing a tough road
(The Heritage Foundation) As Medicaid prepares for a massive swarm of new enrollees House Democrats urge their colleagues for more federal funding to keep the program afloat.
Public transit: higher cost, emissions
By Randal O’Toole: Public transit is frequently depicted as both a more environmentally friendly and cheaper alternative to our everyday reliance on the automobile. However, public transit rarely stays out of the red and has a high environmental cost.