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Release: New Hampshire’s Financial Time Bomb

On March 2, 2016

NEW HAMPSHIRE’S FINANCIAL TIME BOMB The Looming Impact of Long-Term Care on Medicaid WOODSVILLE, NH – A new study, published by Federalism In Action, finds that America’s and New Hampshire’s long-term care service delivery and financing systems – as currently operating and likely to evolve – will not survive the coming demographic age wave. According […]

Innovation Competitions: A Look at Secondary Costs

On February 16, 2016

By Catherine Konieczny | Federalism In Action A new $40 million Smart City Challenge has been announced by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to fund proposals that promise more efficient and environmentally-friendly infrastructure ideas. Looking into the details, the funding favors plans that “reduce congestion, keep travelers safe, protect the environment, respond to climate change, connect underserved […]

Western Showdown: Federal Lands Put State Budgets at Risk

On June 19, 2014

  By Hannah Oh Originally posted on State Budget Solutions on June 16, 2014 On June 11, Carl Graham, director of the Coalition for Self-Government in the West (CSG-W), told an audience at Americans for Tax Reform that the financial future of the western United States is being jeopardized by federal ownership over large swaths […]

Utah’s Financial Model Should not Include Medicaid Expansion

On March 10, 2014

By Bob Williams Originally posted by Deseret News on March 9, 2014 After the problematic rollout of the Affordable Care Act, citizens are aware that the axiom “if something can go wrong, it will” often applies to government efforts. Citizens of Utah would be wise to be wary of Medicaid expansion at the state level, […]

Top 3 Local: States Can Be Prepared

On February 28, 2014

It’s been a big week for local people making and promoting local decisions, and Federalism in Action has you covered. Every Friday, we share 3 highlights from across the web that best exemplify local people making local decisions. Find this week’s top stories below and click here to read last week’s post. FOR INSPIRATION: States Can […]

Top 3 Local: Capitol Edition

On January 17, 2014

It’s a new year, which means many state legislatures are back in session, and, in a number of states, federalism is on the agenda. We’re thrilled that keeping decision making local is garnering much-needed attention. Take a look at this week’s top 3 local stories from across the web to find out those that best […]

Federalism All Star: Utah Representative Ken Ivory

On January 17, 2014

States are more dependent on Washington today than ever before. Nearly every state receives at least 30 percent of its annual budget from the federal government. Despite this stark reality, courageous state legislators are emerging to advance local control and federalism, and, in the process, are giving us great encouragement for the future, a future […]

The Case for Federalism in Action

On June 3, 2013

State Representative Ken Ivory from Utah made the case for the Federalism in Action project in an op-ed that appeared yesterday in the Daily-Herald. Here’s an excerpt: “States banding together to restore balance to our unprecedented state-federal ‘governing partnership’ is truly the only solution big enough for the challenges we face today. Efforts like this […]

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