Employer tax for Medicaid is dead as tobacco bill stalls

Gov. Kate Brown is not moving forward with a proposed tax on employers that don't adequately cover employees' health care. House Bill 2269, called the Employer Health Care Responsibility Act, was projected to raise $120 million, though that project.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 15th, 2019

Oregon lawmakers take public comments on a $2 cigarette tax hike to fund Medicaid

Gov. Kate Brown today urged state lawmakers to increase the tobacco tax in Oregon to generate $346 million for the Medicaid program and combat a public health problem. House Bill 2270, which would raise the cigarette tax by $2 per pack, is part o.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 10th, 2019

Market Extra: U.S. debt ceiling fears surface in “kink” in Treasury bill yield curve as drop-dead date approaches

Investors fears that Congress will fail to raise the U.S. borrowing limit before cash runs out are cropping up in short-term Treasury bills......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 12th, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces controversial extradition bill, which has spurred weeks of violent protests, is "dead"


Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 9th, 2019

Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam Says Extradition Bill Is "Dead" After Protests

In an unexpected, if not outright bizarre concession by Beijing to protesters, on Tuesday morning Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam ga.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 9th, 2019

Oregon Cap-And-Trade Bill Dead And Republican Senators Still AWOL

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued a statement appearing to concede.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJun 27th, 2019

Prevailing wage expansion unlikely to happen this year, Cuomo says

New York lawmakers are unlikely this year to approve an expansion of the prevailing wage, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday morning. But Greg Biryla, who leads a group that represents small business interests, said he doesn't consider the bill dead.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 20th, 2019

Tobacco tax hike advances out of Oregon committee to House floor

A $2 hike in the per-pack tax on cigarettes cleared another hurdle on Tuesday and moved to the floor of the Oregon House of Representatives. House Bill 2270 passed out of the Joint Committee on Tax Expenditures by a vote of 8 to 3. It will need to.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 18th, 2019

Judge rules Missouri can"t cut off Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid funding

A St. Louis Circuit Court judge ruled Friday that the state of Missouri cannot block Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood and its affiliates in St. Louis. Judge David Dowd said in his ruling that the state’s fiscal 2019 appropriations bill, whic.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 18th, 2019

Capitol Report: Antismoking groups say bill that lifts tobacco-buying age to 21 has a big flaw

As Washington moves closer to raising the age for buying e-cigarettes and conventional tobacco products to 21 from 18 nationwide, some advocacy groups are warning that a prominent “Tobacco 21” bill has a possible loophole......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 4th, 2019

Illinois lawmakers pass bill to help Medicaid patients keep coverage, ensure hospitals get paid faster

After years of criticism from patients and hospitals, .....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneMay 31st, 2019

Following complaints about Medicaid, Illinois lawmakers pass bill aimed at fixing issues

After years of criticism from patients and hospitals, .....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneMay 31st, 2019

Engel introduces bill that would repeal Medicaid DSH cuts

Rep. Eliot Engel, a Democrat who represents New York's 16th congressional district, encompassing parts of the Bronx and Westchester County, has introduced legislation that would repeal mandated cuts... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 29th, 2019

Disaster-aid bill stalls in House as Republican objects

A $19 billion disaster-aid package stalled in the House of Representatives on Friday after passing the Senate on Thursday. Most .....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 24th, 2019

Lottery bill likely dead in House

Alabama voters weighing in on the state getting a lottery looks unlikely. According to, the House sponsor of the legislation to make that a reality said the votes aren't there to get the bill out of the House of Representatives. Rep. Steve C.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 23rd, 2019

Florida bill to raise tobacco age to 21 goes up in smoke

The Florida Legislature won’t pass a proposal to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21, House Speaker José Oliva told reporters Wednesday, a day after the Senate signed off on the measure. Florida is one of severa.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 2nd, 2019

Brainstorm Health: Greatest Health Care Leaders, McConnell Tobacco Bill, Hight Deductible Health Plans

Brainstorm Health Daily: April 18, 2019 Good afternoon, readers. Today, Fortune released its lat.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneApr 18th, 2019

Mitch McConnell Will Introduce Bill to Raise Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

Tobacco stocks plunge on news. While most of Washington was focused on Attorney General William Barr Thursday morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced plans to introduce a bill that would raise th.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneApr 18th, 2019

McConnell to introduce bill to raise minimum age to buy tobacco to 21, WBKO says

See the rest of the story here. provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallApr 18th, 2019

Tobacco stocks move lower after Mitch McConnell unveils bill to raise legal age to 21 vs. 18

Tobacco stocks fell Thursday, after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Repub-Ky.) said he would introduce legislation that would raise the age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. The new age limit would apply to all vaping .....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 18th, 2019

Brown gambles on tobacco tax to fund Medicaid, but prospects look iffy

However, even if the proposed tax hike and a tax on employers don't pass, lawmakers say the Medicaid budget won't be cut......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 17th, 2019