Monthly Archives: %sJune 2012

States Find Medicaid “Silver Lining” in Court Decision

By Robert Holden, Vice President

Prior to the Supreme Court’s decision, most Court watchers’ attention was focused on the challenge to the individual mandate.   Striking down the individual mandate could have brought down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA), or at least eliminated the private health insurance provisions of the […]

By |June 29th, 2012|Health Care, State Politics|Comments Off

A Tale of Two Counties: Energy Development Helps Counties Go from Bust to Boom

By Stateside Associates

What are the biggest issues facing local governments in the Western United States? That was my question when I attended the National Association of Counties (NACo) Western Interstate Region conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This annual meeting brings together county officials from Midwestern and Western states to discuss […]

By |June 11th, 2012|Agriculture, Environment, Issue Management, Local Government|Comments Off