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The act’s funds were designed to be flexible, but with many state and local budgets set for 2022 we can start to see how places are patching fiscal holes or taking on community challenges.
Three new state laws, including one that prevents telehealth and mail-prescription services, will limit choices during pregnancy, according to Montana’s Planned Parenthood CEO.
Democrats can’t hang on to power if they routinely lose rural voters by 40 points. Something needs to change.
According to the officials, the efforts focus on providing support for crisis calls that aren’t related to criminal activity.
“The biggest challenge is changing people’s thinking, because we can’t do what you’ve always done,” says the chair of the state’s Rural Caucus.
Virginia Governor Elect Glenn Youngkin put together a consistent 6- to 7-point bump — from the largest cities to rural counties — compared to Donald Trump’s performance in 2020. The widespread shift created the Republican margin of victory.
In search of savings, USPS started delaying its first-class mail services, allowing upwards of five days for a delivery. Rural Organizations worry the delays could be “catastrophic” for the residents they represent.
The new rules will eliminate “out-of-network” medical fees for emergency services and reduce the high-cost billing in many other cases.
In a closely watched and surprisingly close race for Virginia’s Governor’s seat, both candidates have to balance allegiance to their party with promises that could win them both rural and suburban votes.
A former executive offers excruciating detail on how hardliners and the NRA changed the gun industry into the servant of military-style weapons and absolutist views on the Second Amendment.