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SNCJ Spotlight: Obamacare Faces Obstacles, Opportunities in States

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which even the president now calls Obamacare, is approaching a moment of truth, and it's not likely to be pretty. Starting on October 1, Americans without health insurance supposedly will be able to sign up on line for standardized affordable coverage...

State Net Capitol Journal: States Embracing Efforts to Combat Rise in Heroin Deaths

By Rich Ehisen For years, America's "war on drugs" has inspired police and lawmakers to take a very tough minded, arrest-and-incarcerate approach to dealing with illicit drug use. But an alarming increase in heroin overdose deaths nationwide has a growing number of states turning away...