GovBeat: session preview


Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/18/2014

Arizona session preview: Rethinking child protection

A scandal in the adoption and child services bureau has Arizona legislators taking action.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 01/15/2014

South Carolina session preview: First up, dealing with a ‘mega potato farm’

Billions of gallons of public water are at stake.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:51 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, budgets, health care, Healthcare, legislature, legislatures, obamacare, session preview, South Carolina

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/15/2014

New Hampshire session preview: Expect fights over guns, the death penalty and pot

Expect some big fights out of the small state.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  casinos, gambling, guns, health care, Healthcare, legislature, legislatures, Marijuana, medicaid, New Hampshire, pot, session preview

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Hawaii Session Preview: Lawmakers return today to talk cooling schools

The state will take up policies both familiar and unique.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, education, Hawaii, health care, Healthcare, legislature, legislatures, obamacare, session preview

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 01/14/2014

South Dakota Session Preview: Making peace, with cash

A budget windfall will help make the peace in South Dakota.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:33 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, medicaid expansion, obamacare, session preview, South Dakota, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014

Michigan session preview: What to do with a $1.3 billion surplus

Tax cuts could be on the horizon.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, budgets, Michigan, session preview, surplus, tax, tax cut, tax cuts

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Maine session preview: Rehashing a Medicaid fight

A tough session awaits Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) and the Democrat-controlled legislature.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:27 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, budgets, Maine, medicaid expansion, session preview

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Iowa Session Preview: Looking to November

A raft of top-tier races this November has legislators wary of taking up an ambitious agenda.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, campaigns, elections, Iowa, session preview, taxes

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Washington Session Preview: It’s Rodney Tom’s world

Two Democrats who caucus with Republicans will drive the agenda -- for the moment.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:19 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, pensions, session preview, States, taxes, washington

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Kentucky session preview: Rolling the dice

Casino gambling could be the answer to Kentucky’s budget woes.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:04 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Vermont Session Preview: A budget gap and a heroin crisis

As Vermont’s lawmakers reconvene, two issues loom large: a $70 million budget gap and widespread drug abuse.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, deficit, drug use, drugs, session preview, VERMONT

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Rhode Island Session Preview: A tough ‘hangover’ awaits lawmakers

Ocean State voters may remember some of this year’s fights from 2013.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, income inequality, pension, pension reform, pensions, Poverty, Rhode Island, session preview, tax, tax reform, taxes

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Massachusetts session preview: A full policy plate for 2014

Minimum wage and reforming the state’s unemployment insurance system could be up first.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ballot initiatives, gambling, gun control, gun rights, guns, Massachusetts, minimum wage, session preview, Unemployment, unemployment benefits

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Session Preview: Pennsylvania GOP looks to close a deficit in an election year

Republicans will have to navigate a political minefield of spending cuts and tax hikes as they seek to close a budget hole.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, deficit, deficits, education, Pennsylvania, pension, pension reform, pensions, session preview

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Session preview: Colorado’s (limited) bipartisanship

Colorado legislators will work together on education funding, and against each other everywhere else.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:20 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Colorado, education, gun control, gun rights, session preview, States

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: Ohio could tackle economic, gun and election policies

Ohio’s legislature has a lot on its plate this year.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:58 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Campaigns and Elections, election, election law, election reform, elections, Gun, gun rights, income tax, Ohio, session preview, tax, taxes

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: Missouri debates how much, not whether, to cut taxes

After failing to override a veto last year, Republicans are scaling back tax cut plans.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, medicaid expansion, Missouri, obamacare, session preview, tax cuts, taxes

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: A $5B budget and a Senate showdown in Mississippi

The Mississippi state legislature kicks off its three-month session on Tuesday, with a contentious Senate primary looming.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:40 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, education, legislature, Mississippi, senate, session preview

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: In Idaho, education’s a top priority

Education and health care will take center stage during the 2014 session.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, health, Healthcare, Idaho, legislature, medicaid, medicaid expansion, session preview

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: Nebraska governor’s last lap

Dueling tax reform proposals will dominate Gov. Dave Heineman’s final legislative session.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, budget, health care, medicaid, Nebraska, obamacare, prisons, session preview, States, taxes

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session preview: Delayed by cold, Indiana has gay marriage and taxes on tap

When the session does begin, one of the biggest headlines will be over whether lawmakers approve a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  indiana, legislature, medicaid, medicaid expansion, same sex marriage, same-sex, session preview, tax, tax cuts, taxes

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: Virginia’s new beginnings

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe will press Republicans on Medicaid expansion.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, medicaid expansion, minimum wage, obamacare, session preview, States, virginia

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Session Preview: California’s new gold rush

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats will debate how to spend $2.2 billion in surpluses.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:19 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, California, pre-kindergarten, prisons, session preview, States, surplus, water

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Session Preview: Maryland, where politics comes first

Politics will dominate as Democrats jockey for position.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, Maryland, minimum wage, obamacare, session preview, States