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

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

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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

Bill to pay Arizona students less than minimum wage appears dead, report says

The effort to pass a controversial measure that would have allowed employers to pay some part-time workers less than the state's voter-approved minimum wage could be over, the Arizona Capitol Times reports. The Senate Rules Committee decided Monday.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 8th, 2019

Bill to alter Arizona minimum wage for younger workers stalls in Senate

A .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 2nd, 2019

Bill to place restrictions on Arizona charter schools now dead, report says

Despite the growing scrutiny over the finances and owners of Arizona charter schools, a bill that would apply more stringent conditions to the schools is apparently dead, the Capitol Times reports. House Speaker Rusty Bowers, R-Mesa, said it would .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 28th, 2019

Medicaid waiver bill clears General Assembly

Legislation authorizing the state to seek a federal waiver to expand Medicaid coverage in Georgia outside of the Affordable Care Act cleared the General Assembly Monday......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 25th, 2019

Capitol Vision: Georgia Senate passes Medicaid waiver bill; Lawmakers adopt mid-year budget

Recap of Georgia's top government stories of the week......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 1st, 2019

Legislature considers raising fees on employer health plans to stabilize individual market

Colorado’s individual health-insurance market is failing, with average premiums rising 20 percent in 2017 and another 27 percent this year. As such, a bill moving through the Colorado Legislature asks this question: Is it fair to ask some 2 million.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 20th, 2018

Dead & Co."s Mickey Hart on Trump"s "Bad Rhythm," Hanging with Jerry Garcia and His Hayden Planetarium Performance

Dead & Co., featuring Grateful Dead surviving members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, plus John Mayer and Oteil Burbridge (ex-Allman Brothers), will begin their Summer 2018 North American Tour on May 30......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMay 15th, 2018

De Blasio wouldn"t mind if 217-year-old employer goes out of business

Mayor Bill de Blasio can't take the pressure of a free press. The Democrat on Friday defended the bitter sentiments about local media coverage that he shared privately via email with consultants in... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 26th, 2018

Revised Medicaid work requirement bill moves in Michigan

More than 500,000 able-bodied, noneld.....»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 6th, 2018

Anthony Bourdain has committed suicide at 61 — take a look back at his incredible career from dishwasher to celebrity chef

Rich Fury/Invision/AP Anthony Bourdain, award-winning television host, chef, and author, was found dead in his hotel room in France on Friday. His employer CNN confirme.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 8th, 2018

Anthony Bourdain has died by suicide at 61 — take a look back at his incredible career from dishwasher to celebrity chef

Rich Fury/Invision/AP Anthony Bourdain, award-winning television host, chef, and author, was found dead in his hotel room in France on Friday. His employer CNN confirme.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 8th, 2018

The New York Post: Bill Gross made disputed house smell, well, gross, ex-wife alleges

The bitter divorce battle between billionaire bond king Bill Gross and his ex-wife is beginning to stink — like vomit, flatulence and dead fish......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 18th, 2018

Bill Gross Used "Fart Spray", "Dead Fish" To Get Back At His Ex-Wife

Bill Gross's retaliation for his ex-wife's decision to smuggle a $35 million Picasso out of the Laguna Beach Mansion they once shared (leaving her ex-husban.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 18th, 2018