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Trenton,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) August 2, 2017 - Today AARP, New Jersey Large Energy Users Coalition, Environment New Jersey, Chemistry Council of New Jersey, New Jersey Citizen Action, New Jersey Main Street Alliance, New Jersey Petroleum Council, and New Jersey Gasoline-Convenience-Automotive Association announced the formation of the Coalition Against Nuclear Taxes (CANT). Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) June 14, 2017 - That’ll never happen to me, you think. Dad will never fall for it, you say to yourself. Mom’s way to smart for that to happen to her, so says you. But, financial exploitation happens every day all day. Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) May 26, 2017 — An attempt to improve nursing home care in Texas fell victim to delays and legislative deadlines as House Bill 2766 failed to get a vote in the Texas Senate early Thursday morning. “We are profoundly disappointed this smart, practical plan for improving nursing home care in Texas did not pass,” said Kevin Warren, president and CEO of the Texas Health Care Association. Read more
Columbus,Ohio (PR MediaRelease) May 16, 2017 - The Ohio Supreme Court issued rulings more favorable to the position of open government advocates during the past two years than during the previous five years, according to an analysis by the Ohio Coalition for Open Government (OCOG). During the 2015 and 2016 calendar years, the Court issued 13 rulings which OCOG considered supportive of open government, open meeting, and sunshine law issues. These rulings including high-profile cases Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) May 9, 2017 - Texas nursing homes disagree on the best route to improve Medicaid funding this session. We all share the goal of improving nursing home care, but that’s been lost in the noise of disagreement between advocates. It’s time to rethink where the problem truly rests — in the Texas Legislature’s lack of interest in improving Medicaid funding using state dollars to ensure quality care. Read more
Watertown,South Dakota (PR MediaRelease) May 8, 2017 - A recent AP article regarding the initiated measure seeking to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia in South Dakota demonstrates a gross misunderstanding of what that measure says and does. The article described the measure as being limited to voluntary suicide for people at the end of life. The measure also applies to people with years or decades to live Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) April 7, 2017 - Can you imagine if state lawmakers wanted to tax private schools to balance the Texas public school budget? Texans would be outraged by such an absurd proposal. This outrageous scheme is precisely what some lawmakers want to do with nursing homes. Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) March 28, 2017 - On Monday, the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee met to discuss Senate Bill 1130, a “granny tax” on nursing home residents and private business owners. The hearing revealed the tax would generate over $800 million, with no legislative oversight on how that money would be spent. Read more