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Top 10 State Legislative Trends for 2019

November’s elections saw the biggest shift in political control in the states in nearly a decade. When state legislatures gavel in their new legislative sessions in early 2019, most states will be bluer than they’ve been in a long time, which gives progressive lawmakers...

2018 Election Review: Medicaid Expansion Ballot Measures

Last week, voters in three deep red states approved ballot measures to expand their state’s Medicaid program. Ballot measures in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah all received comfortable margins of approval while voters rejected Montana’s I-185, which would have funded a...

2018 State Ballot Measures Preview: Medicaid Expansion

Voters in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah will decide next week whether to expand Medicaid in their respective state, while Montana voters will decide whether to continue Medicaid expansion.

"Medicaid-For-All" Legislation On the Rise in Several States

As states discuss ways to provide their citizens with affordable health care, one effort gaining traction would offer Medicaid plans on a state’s insurance marketplace, allowing those who previously did not qualify to gain access. These “Medicaid-for-all” plans, more...

Several Red States Inch Closer to Expanding Medicaid

Billy CulletonMay 3, 2018 Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia have expanded their Medicaid programs for residents earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the 2012...

Vermont Governor First to Sign Recreational Marijuana Law
This afternoon, Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) became the first governor in the country to sign recreational marijuana legalization into law. Vermont is now the first state to pass recreational marijuana legalization via the legislative process, and the ninth state...
MultiState's 2017 State Policy Review & 2018 Preview
This is an updated compilation of six separate posts the MultiState team has published over the past month reviewing the top state issues of 2017 and previewing what's ahead in 2018.

Budgets

At the start of 2017, MultiState found that 31 states were facing budget...
2017 State Policy Review: Health Care & Wellness

State lawmakers kept an eye on federal health care action in 2017, but they didn't remain idle as states face growing health care costs, an opioid crisis, and the growing popularity of marijuana legalization. This is the sixth post in a series reviewing the top state...

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