Republican legislatures in several states are finding it difficult to stick to one of their mantras: the government closest to the people governs best. In Tennessee – where the GOP now holds a supermajority – the state is making power plays on issues ranging from charter schools to property rights. Increasingly, the state believes it knows best.Read more ›
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Governor Bill Haslam laid out a plan in his third state of the state address to cut taxes, pay state employees more and still save money for a rainy day. Hot button policy proposals were mentioned, but far from fully fleshed out.Read more ›
The Army’s latest suicide prevention measure involves getting psychiatrists and counselors as close as possible to the problem – the home front.Read more ›
The controversial former chancellor of Washington D.C. schools is hopscotching the country this month, dropping in as state legislatures reconvene for the year. Michelle Rhee is using a political machine to push dozens of policy points from Missouri and Ohio to Georgia and Tennessee.Read more ›
Before 2012, few knew the first thing about fungal meningitis – even doctors. And compounding pharmacies flew well under most people’s radar. That changed as moldy spinal injections sickened hundreds across the country.Read more ›