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ITES: Profiling Ohio’s Economy

This is the fifth entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. Despite reports to the contrary, this state’s economy continued to exist following the departure of LeBron James. Other than jilted sports franchises, it’s known for nuts, nearly forgotten Presidents, and airplanes. This heart-shaped state in the Midwest … Continue reading

ITES: Profiling Colorado’s Economy

This is the fourth entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. Lavish Aspen, Crass South Park, and the venerated Mile High home of Tim Tebow all claim a piece of this next state. Although no candidate is likely to mount his conquest of the square in van styled … Continue reading

ITES: Profiling Florida’s Economy

This is the third entry in ”It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. It is in the Sunshine State where North is south and South is north – politically at least. It is a state made infamous for butterfly ballots and hanging chads, and is famous for Mickey Mouse and … Continue reading

ITES: Profiling Pennsylvania’s Economy

This is the second entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. It’s known as the Keystone, Quaker, Coal, Oil, and perhaps someday soon the Gas State (more on that later). But to its close to 13 million inhabitants who embrace its motto of “Virtue, Liberty, and Independence,” it … Continue reading

“It’s the Economy, Stupid” – Intro to Blogging 2012 Swing States

This is the first entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. If the acrimonious debt ceiling debate of this past summer, the maneuverings and failure of the Super Committee this past fall, and the pivoting and re-pivoting to “jobs, jobs, JOBS,” by every presidential candidate has not … Continue reading

Spending to Save: Innovation Challenge Grants Seek Better Outcomes at a Lower Cost

This post was originally published on the Mintz Levin: Health Law and Policy Matters blog. Written by Jared Alves and Kevin Kappel Stakeholders across the health care spectrum will soon compete for $1 billion in grants offered by the Health Care Innovation Challenge. The initiative, funded as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, was announced … Continue reading

Preempting the Courts: Proposed Bill Seeks to Cut, Freeze ACA Spending

This Post was Originally Published on the Mintz Levin: Health Law & Policy Matters Blog  Written by Jared Alves and Kevin Kappel House Subcommittee Chairman Rehberg (R-MT) unveiled his draft Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill that would cut $2.4 billion from 2011 funding levels, on Thursday. While the Chairman contends that it … Continue reading

Municipal Credit Ratings Sustain Super-Downgrades

This post was originally published on the Public Notice: Bankrupting America Blog. Surprise, confusion and frustration pervade reactions to nearly 200 super-downgrades of municipal credit ratings that occurred over the past year. The Wall Street Journal details reactions by city officials who witnessed ratings drop, and in the 196 cases of super-downgrades, by more than three notches. … Continue reading

USPS Looks to Slow Service, Save Billions

This post was originally published on the Public Notice: Bankrupting America Blog. In an era when tweets announce an earthquake faster than its tremors, the US Postal Service might buck the speed trend to save $1.5 billion. As reported by The Washington Post, allowing one additional day for First-Class and Priority Mail deliveries would reduce costs associated with the premium … Continue reading

Washington Could Learn a Lot from a Golfer

This post was originally published on the Public Notice Research & Education Fund: Washington Could Learn a Lot Blog. And no we’re not talking about the Presidential or House Speaker kind.  No, their “Golf Summit” experience doesn’t cut it. We need to look at professionals. And with the PGA Championship continuing through Sunday, now is the … Continue reading