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FOR FUN: #BostonStrong
Emotions ran high during this year’s Boston Marathon after last year’s tragic bombings shocked the world. Boston embraces its race and it is a proud tradition. The race winds its way through many neighboring towns and residents of each turn out in droves to support the runners and display municipal pride and enthusiasm. This year’s ‘Run Boston Run’ video embodies that local spirit and pride.
FOR INSPIRATION: Nevada Would Benefit from Transfer of Public Lands
The Nevada Public Land Management Task Force recently released an initial report outlining how the state would benefit from regaining control of its public lands. The report estimates that the transfer of public lands back to the Silver State would result in new annual revenue between $31 and $114 million. The state currently does not reap this annual revenue as a result of poor federal land management that prevents local control.
FOR MOTIVATION: Warning to the Pelican State
Did you know that Louisiana already depends on federal funds for nearly half of its general revenue? Expanding Medicaid would only increase that dependence. State Budget Solutions’ own Bob Williams and Joe Luppino-Esposito warned Louisiana lawmakers about following the lead of Arkansas’s failed Medicaid experiment in an op-ed for the Pelican Post. The Pelican State should instead focus on furthering its own state-based program, Bayou Health, that delivers innovative and localized care for the state’s most vulnerable residents.
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