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Regulating PBMs Will Not Lower Drug Costs

Increasing regulations on pharmacy benefit managers will not reduce the cost of pharmaceuticals.  

Christina Smith June 23, 2022
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Congress Must Make the Right Decisions on Consumer Data Privacy

The failure to pass a national framework for data privacy has left a void that is being filled by the states.

Deborah Collier June 22, 2022
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The Convoluted Saga of Maryland’s Purple Line Continues

Since its inception, the Purple Line has been beset by mismanagement, corruption, and delays. 

Ryan Lanier June 15, 2022
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State Legislative Sessions Underscore the Need for a National Privacy Framework

In 2022, Connecticut and Utah added to the growing patchwork of state privacy laws, adding to the need for a national framework.

Ryan Lanier June 14, 2022
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States Wisely Increase Emergency Funds

Many states have wisely chosen to prioritize the future instead of creating new and unsustainable programs.

Ryan Lanier June 13, 2022
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Vaping Saves Lives

Tobacco harm reduction products like e-cigarettes are effective tools that help adults successfully quit smoking.

Christina Smith June 1, 2022
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Unused Cellphones Cost Taxpayers Millions

Mismanagement and a lack of oversight led to the VA wasting taxpayer dollars. 

Eric Maus May 23, 2022
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GAO Report Offers Solutions to Duplicative and Overlapping Expenditures

The GAO's recommendations for 2022 that would add to the $522 billion in savings that have been achieved to date. 

Ryan Lanier May 16, 2022
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California Lawmakers Should Approach Budget Surplus with Caution

The California legislature should focus on providing relief to taxpayers and shoring up the state's reserves. 

Ryan Lanier May 10, 2022
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VA/DOD Healthcare Interoperability Can Be Improved

DOD and VA joint OIG report cites problems and makes recommendations to improve interoperability of electronic healthcare records.

Deborah Collier May 9, 2022
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California Should Fix Its Broadband Program

California PUC should make sure unserved communities are a priority for the $2 billion broadband grant program created by SB 156.

Deborah Collier May 4, 2022
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Maryland Legislature Dumps $1.8 Billion into Stadium Projects

Two bills signed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan create a revolving stadium slush fund for billionaire sports owners.

Ryan Lanier May 2, 2022

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