This month, the Alliance for a Just Society, Idaho Community Action Network, and Consortium for Idahoans with Disabilities released Medicaid Matters to Idaho: Real Stories, Real Impacts, Real Communities.This publication describes the human and economic costs of Medicaid cuts and Idaho and shares the stories of Idahoans across the state whose lives and well-being of this program.
Two years ago on January 21, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the controversial Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case. In a divided 5-4 decision, the majority ruled that corporations are free to spend unlimited sums of money in our country’s elections.
There’s been plenty of debate about what this ruling means for our elections and for deep-pocketed special interests. But there’s been virtually no attention paid to what it means for small businesses, or what small business owners think about the Citizens United decision. That is, until now… Continue reading “Small Businesses Unite Against Citizens United Decision”
Alliance affiliate Idaho Community Action Network today applauded the Obama Administration’s proposed rule change allowing spouses and children of U.S. citizens to stay together in the United States while family members work to gain permanent U.S. residency. Continue reading “ICAN Applauds Obama Administration’s Proposal to Keep Families United”
The election in November of 2010 shifted the political ground both in D.C. and in many state legislatures. These political changes brought efforts to repeal the ACA and to reduce the national commitment both to Medicaid and to critical programs funded as a part of reform. The efforts by the political right to reset the national agenda challenge every gain we’ve made. Although the fight for health care has moved from front page news to the trenches, we have seen some impressive achievements this past year: Continue reading “Health Care 2011: Year in Review”
Something amazing happened in Montana on December 30. The State Supreme Court ruled on whether Montana has to throw out its century-old ban on corporate spending in Montana elections in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling. What did the state court decide? Well, to summarize in two words: heck, no. Continue reading “MT Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Corporate Spending in State Elections”