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November 30, 2015

NC Politics in the News

NEWS & OBSERVER: Common Core ignites math war in North Carolina. Sydney Young is a confident, vivacious 10-year-old who was comfortable recently showing a classroom full of parents at Fuquay-Varina Elementary School how fifth-graders learned to solve math word problems requiring multiplication and division with decimals.

November 24, 2015

The 2016 Georgia Legislature: Key Policy Issues

The 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly will be underway in less than two months, and the legislature returns to the second year of a two-year term with elections on the horizon and a large docket of issues to resolve. Qualifying will likely occur during the session. While few seats are competitive in the general election, virtually every member of the legislature will be paying attention to the process and looking out for a challenge in the primary election in their district. This will, of course, shape the policy dynamics of legislative debate.

November 24, 2015

Louisiana Election Update

On Saturday, Nov. 21, the Louisiana Democratic Party picked up the governor’s mansion, which it had not held in a very long time, while the GOP kept the attorney general’s office. Please see the last update of McGuireWoods Consulting’s election summary for 2015.

November 23, 2015

Washington Healthcare Update

This Week: Congress tries to put together a tax extender package, which may provide an opportunity for some Affordable Care Act changes... HHS releases final rule on bundled payment for Joint Replacement Comprehensive Care Program and releases proposed rule for benefits and marketplace standards.... Congress and the Administration continue focus on drug pricing.
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