Day: February 12, 2019

Congress has less than 5 days to avoid another shutdown

Congress is facing yet another familiar deadline this week: If lawmakers don’t pass a package of seven spending bills by midnight this Friday, the government could go into its second partial shutdown of the year. Both Democrats and Republicans seem determined to avoid one, but as Trump’s acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told Meet […]

Utah Republicans have officially blocked their state’s voter-approved Medicaid expansion

Utah voters decided to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in November. But the Republican legislature is scaling back the voter-approved plan. The Republican legislature has passed legislation that would, in effect, replace the voter-approved Medicaid expansion with a more limited version that would actually cover fewer people while spending more money in the […]