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In eight years, Utah has quietly reduced homelessness by 78 percent by giving people homes and is on track to end homelessness by 2015. Utah figured out that the annual cost of E.R. visits and jail says for homeless was about $16,670 per person, compared to $11,000 to provide each homeless person with an apartment […]

Missouri state lawmakers have proposed legislation that would allow execution by firing squad.  Lawmakers say the choice should be available in cases where constitutional problems or other issues would prevent lethal injection from being an option. They also added that firing squad is one of the cheapest options for the state. For more details. Click here.

In a recent interview, President Barack Obama said weed is no more dangerous to an individuals’ health than alcohol. Obama said that while he believes it’s “not very healthy,” the drug isn’t as harmful as some insist and is less damaging. Obama said his focus is on reforming laws that punish drug users, noting the […]

The Justice Department will soon prohibit federal agents from profiling suspects based on national origin, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. The Bush administration’s 2003 ban applied only to race, allowing federal agents to specifically target Muslims in terrorism cases and Latinos for immigration investigations. For more details. Click here.

Legislation to bring back unemployment insurance for over a million long-term jobless Americans failed to clear the Senate.  The dispute centers on how to pay for the aid and how long the federal government should maintain the benefits. Republicans have insisted the cost of the benefits be offset with spending cuts elsewhere in the budget. […]

After Virginia lawmakers failed to get their “crimes against nature” law passed are now targeting teens.  The initial bill which made it a felony for any adult person to carnally know “any male or female person by the rear or by or with the mouth;” was struck down as a violation of the 14th amendment.  […]

Some unemployed Americans could find it harder to draw jobless benefits under a bill the U.S. House of Representatives passed this week. The bill would allow states to require drug testing as a condition of eligibility and beneficiaries without a high school degree or GED would have to work toward that diploma to get unemployment […]

For the first time in more than a decade, health care spending grew more slowly than the U.S. economy from 2010 to 2012 making it the lowest rate since the federal government began tracking the data in 1960. President Barack Obama partially credits elements of the Affordable Care Act, such as reduced fees for hospital […]

The U.S. Senate voted to move forward with the bill that would extend unemployment benefits, which expired three days after Christmas. It provides benefits to roughly 1.3 million eligible workers for three months, costing roughly $6.5 billion. The bill now heads to the Senate for a full debate and vote. For more details. Click here.

Obama Care is in full swing. Health insurance companies can’t turn away anyone because of their medical histories or pre-existing conditions. Prices can’t be higher for people with chronic ailments, or for women, and older individuals can’t be charged more than three times what younger customers pay. Basic benefits like hospitalizations, prescription drugs and mental […]

The Obama administration announced that it will allow individuals whose health care policies were canceled under the Affordable Care Act’s new rules to qualify for a hardship exemption, meaning they are not required to purchase a plan under the new law. In addition to their existing options these individuals will also be able to buy a […]