Top 3 Local: Momentum for Local Control in New Mexico

On June 27, 2014

It’s the first full week of summer, and it’s finally Friday! That also means it’s time for a new installment of Federalism in Action’s Top 3 Local blog series. If you’re new here, each Friday, we find 3 of the top stories from across the web that showcase local people making local decisions. We provide […]

Commentary: Responsible Alternative Must Be Found to Expanding Medicaid

On January 7, 2014

By Speaker William J. Howell Originally posted by The Free-Lance Star on January 6, 2014 As the General Assembly prepares to convene for the 2014 session, lawmakers continue to debate the future of Medicaid expansion in Virginia. As I have said many times before, Medicaid should not be expanded in Virginia for several reasons. First, […]

Top 3 Local: Not So Fast!

On October 25, 2013

Don’t miss the latest installment of Federalism in Action’s Top 3 Local weekly blog post. If you’re new here, every Friday, we find the 3 top stories highlighting local people making local decisions across the nation. We find the best examples of “Federalism in Action,” so you can stay informed. Check out this week’s Top 3 Local […]

Top 3 Local: Government Shutdown Edition

On October 4, 2013

This week’s top 3 stories take a look at how states are coping with the federal government shutdown. To read last week’s post, click HERE. States across the country have been affected as governors and state budget directors have been scrambling this week to respond. The overarching message from state leaders: Washington’s inability to resolve […]

Medicaid Expansion: The Wrong Prescription for Virginia

On August 27, 2013

By Joe Luppino-Esposito and Bob Williams Originally posted by State Budget Solutions on August 16, 2013 In June of 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Medicaid ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gave states the option not to expand Medicaid without losing their current federal funding for the program. Virginia is one of the last states […]

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