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Is Arkansas’ Premium Assistance Proposal a Game Changer?

Posted in Governors, Health Policy, Legislation (Federal), Legislatures (State)

By Dennis Smith The news that Arkansas and the Obama Administration have agreed to put the Medicaid expansion population into the health exchange market by using premium assistance has spread to other states like wildfire. The Administration is apparently hopeful that this approach will bring reluctant governors to the expansion table. But details about what… Continue Reading

2012 Election Results and Post Election Discussion

Posted in 2012 Elections, Attorneys General, Congress, Governors, Legislatures (State), Mayors

By Eric Tanenblatt and Joseph Dowley With the 2012 elections concluded, we are pleased to provide this recap of the Presidential, Congressional, and State race results. We also invite you to click here to download a full report from our updated 50 State Resource Center, a comprehensive database focusing on economic and political affairs in… Continue Reading

Promoting U.S.-Canada Trade: Georgia Takes the Lead

Posted in Canada-U.S. Relations, Cross-border Investment, Governors, Trade

By Scotty Greenwood This week, the Governor of Georgia is promoting the state to its best customer and supplier –  Canada. Rollin Downs from our Canada-U.S. team is helping the Governor’s team with aspects of the trade mission, which is still underway, starting in Montreal and heading west each day, until finally reaching Alberta’s oil… Continue Reading

Governors’ Annual State of the State Addresses: Job Creation and Education Among The Top Issues

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By Rollin Downs Yesterday, the National Governors Association (NGA) released its summary of the nation’s Governors’ annual State of the State addresses covering the major issues of focus by governors in 47 states and territories. Clearly, job creation and competitiveness sit atop most gubernatorial agendas. As the report indicates, “although no governors were enthusiastic about the revenue… Continue Reading

Governors Update: Judging Performance

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By Rollin Downs In 2010, 37 states had gubernatorial elections with 26 of those resulting in newly elected governorships. Governing Magazine, which provides intelligence and analysis on management, policy, and politics to help guide and inspire innovative leaders across state and local government, recently published four installments focused on the 26 newly elected governors. They… Continue Reading

2012 Health Policy Outlook: It’s All About 2013

Posted in 2012 Elections, Governors, Health Policy, Legislation (Federal), Legislatures (State)

By Cindy Gillespie and Elizabeth Carpenter If we had to pick a theme for 2012, we’d pick one phrase: ”It’s all about 2013″. Presidential election years always have an enormous impact on Congressional and federal action, but the economic issues and the public’s anti-Congress and anti-Washington sentiment make this an election year where Washington is likely… Continue Reading