A look at Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's economic claims

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A look at Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's economic claims
Brownback accountable," said an email from Nick Johnson of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a group that sharply attacked the Brownback budget. "The kinds of claims that he made … Jobs grew at a 3 percent rate in Colorado in the same …
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Tauriga Sciences Inc. Introduces First Cannabis Complements Product in
… and natural wellness products to the Colorado market. Tauriga's Cannabis Complements products do not contain cannabis oil but address health and experiential effects relevant to cannabis users as well as to the general public. … Tauriga is …
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Extreme Weather Hits Poorest Hardest
"Transit can get more expensive when you deal with crumbling roads," said Paul Chinowsky, a professor of engineering and sustainable development at the University of Colorado, Boulder. "We tend to neglect buildings in lower-income areas of population.".
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Obamacare ruling doesn't affect Californians' health plans

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Obamacare ruling doesn't affect Californians' health plans
Burwell, a group of small business owners argued that the law authorizes subsidies only for people who buy insurance through markets established by the states — not by the federal government. That's no mere technical distinction, since the federal …
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Finding a humanitarian solution to our border crisis
Chu represents California's 27th Congressional District and has served since 2009. She sits on the Judiciary and Small Business committees. Grijalva represents Arizona's 3rd Congressional District and has served since 2003. He sits on the Education and …
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Survey Cites Discrimination Against LGBT Community In Arkansas

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Survey Cites Discrimination Against LGBT Community In Arkansas
The survey found that 42 percent of respondents said they do not consider their doctor LGBT friendly and that only 25 percent have access to partner health insurance benefits. Researchers also looked at ways the LGBT community contributes to society.
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Chances Are Pretty Good That's A Bill Collector Calling
That's because roughly 77 million adults with a credit file have at least one debt in the collection process, according to a study released by the Urban Institute, a research group. A credit file includes all of the raw data that a credit bureau can …
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READ IN: Tuesday, July 29, 2014: VA bill to pass, Christie's pension reform
An Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst on record, is only a plane ride away from the U.S. The CDC on Monday issued an alert to health care providers to help them identify symptoms of the disease after an infected traveler was able to board a plane …
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Novus Rolls Out Medical Plan in Arizona and Vermont, Files in Five Other

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Novus Rolls Out Medical Plan in Arizona and Vermont, Files in Five Other
Novuss subsidiary Novus Medical Group, Inc. President, Andrea Lopez has created a medical plan benefits package putting Novus on a clear path to providing health care insurance and insurance related programs. Our goal is simply to deliver a health …
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Executives eyeing bigger contributions to NQDC plans
So reports Principal Financial Group in a new survey, “2013 Trends in Nonqualified Deferred Compensation.” The mid-year 2014 report polled 266 non-qualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plan participants who have a plan balance of at least $ 10,000, are …
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EPA approves modified Navajo power plant cleanup plan
A coalition of interest groups including water users, the Navajo Tribe and conservationists is happy with the EPA's decision because it ensures that the Navajo plant will stay open longer. The plan also means they won't … “It doesn't do enough to …
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Outside Money Drives a Deluge of Political Ads

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Outside Money Drives a Deluge of Political Ads
The phenomenon, which is playing out in races across the country, is particularly pronounced in several competitive Senate contests — in places like Alaska, Colorado and North Carolina, among others. In the Senate races alone, the number of …
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NC Senate race offers barometer on Obamacare
“These are some of the most vulnerable citizens in our society who will continue to seek care in emergency rooms and then will leave chronic conditions unmanaged, which we know is detrimental not only to their health, but certainly to the economy, too …
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Report offers mixed news on Idaho kids

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Report offers mixed news on Idaho kids
KIDS COUNT also had positive things to say about health care in Idaho, ranking it 20th nationally. Although the state's 34th … 7 free articles every 30 days. Then, if you enjoy our site and want full access, we'll ask you to purchase an affordable …
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Legal Wrap: New Legal Fights Shaping Up Post-'Hobby Lobby'
Burwell, but it's safe to say that neither the issue of conservatives trying to use religious freedom arguments to mask intentional discrimination nor litigation surrounding the Affordable Care Act are going away any time soon. Two federal appeals …
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The Worst-Run Big City in the US
This year's city budget is an astonishing $ 6.6 billion — more than twice the budget for the entire state of Idaho — for roughly 800,000 residents. Yet despite that stratospheric amount, San Francisco …. The result is a contract that looks …
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The Honolulu Star-Advertiser On Politics column

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The Honolulu Star-Advertiser On Politics column
"We should have requested an exemption from the Affordable Care Act because we have the best health insurance care in the country," said Ige, who is the Senate Ways and Means chairman. He noted that many Hawaii small businesses are facing increased …
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Sunburn for 7/21 – A morning read of what's hot in Florida politics
While on her shift at Fades Professional Barber Shop, the Tallahassee Democrat discussed issues facing both customers and employees, explaining how the proposed Graham Economic Plan will help small business owners throughout North Florida. “My business …
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The Affordable Care Act—countdown to compliance for employers, week 24: can offers of group health plan coverage under Code Section 4980H qualify as “bona fide fringe benefits” for Service Contract Act purposes? … Act (“ACA”) generally require …
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Super PAC Targets Democrat in Georgia

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Super PAC Targets Democrat in Georgia
Lord knows that Deal and fellow heads-in-the-sand politicians (ALL OF WHOM have great health coverage — including Deal with his CHEAP, GOVERNENT GUARANTEED HEALTH CARE PLAN WE THE TAXPAYER PAY FOR) but providing for the middle …
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Millions of Obamacare enrollees could pay billions more
Affected enrollees of four HealthCare.gov states—Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Alaska—would see rate hikes averaging 80 percent or more—and subsidized Mississippi enrollees would face an average increase of 95 percent, according to the the analysis …
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Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire
"It was our preference for (the administration) to have the capacity to update people's subsidy information, but they haven't been able to get that built," said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for the industry trade group America's Health Insurance Plans …
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100 things for ASC leaders to know in 2014

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100 things for ASC leaders to know in 2014
Regent Surgical Health, a group of physicians and Providence Health & Services opened a joint venture ASC on the Providence Portland (Ore.) Medical … The survey found 63 percent of survey respondents want to know the full cost of care, including …
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This Is the Secret to Getting Good Long Term Care Insurance
… of the associated costs in order to build a better long-term care plan." Way too many Americans nearing or in retirement aren't getting the memo, and they're paying too much for insurance — or getting rejected for long-term care for preventable …
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Poll shows power of message on global warming
But a new survey from an industry group on the coal crackdown suggests Democrats may pay a high political price in battleground states – if opponents pick the right messages. The survey conducted for the American Energy … Senior presidential adviser …
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Happenings: Celebrate the 4th at Good Neighbor Day and Freedom Fest

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Happenings: Celebrate the 4th at Good Neighbor Day and Freedom Fest
Red pandas look like foxes or small bears and are about the size of a house cat with rust-colored fur. … Plan to arrive early. In cooperation with West Nottingham Township officials, parking plans and road restrictions will be in effect. All roads to …
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