- First grader 1 of 6 to win college savings account Updated: May-23-15 1:12 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A Madisonville first-grader is one of six students from across Kentucky to win a $1,500 college savings account.
- Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue Updated: May-23-15 8:36 am
WASHINGTON - A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections.
- CVS paying $10.4B in cash for drug distributor Omnicare Updated: May-21-15 3:35 pm
CVS Health will pay more than $10 billion for pharmaceutical distributor Omnicare in a deal primed to feed its fast-growing specialty drug business and tap a lucrative and growing market: care for the elderly.
- Study: 23 pct of US adults with health coverage underinsured Updated: May-20-15 5:55 pm
Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults who were insured all last year lacked adequate protection from big medical bills based on their income, according to Commonwealth Fund research.
- Arizona college savings program tops $1 billion in assets Updated: May-20-15 6:15 am
PHOENIX - A plan that lets Arizona families save for college tuition and earn money on the deposits tax-free has topped $1 billion in assets.
- Bill would press Lane doctors to take Medicaid patients Updated: May-19-15 4:19 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Lane County-area legislators are trying to put the pressure on Lane County doctors to take on more low-income Oregon Health Plan-insured patients.
- PayPal facing $25M sanction for illegal credit sign-ups Updated: May-19-15 12:49 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators are proposing that PayPal Inc. pay $25 million to resolve allegations that it illegally signed up customers for its online credit product, used misleading advertising and mishandled billing disputes.
- Haslam signs bill overhauling special education funding Updated: May-18-15 7:18 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill that overhauls how severely disabled children are educated in Tennessee. The Individualized Education Act will turn over roughly $6,600 in education funds to parents to help their children.
- Lawmakers set to deal with growing female prison population Updated: May-17-15 9:53 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's finance committee is set to decide this week how to handle the state's growing number of women prisoners after forecasts show the population likely will grow faster than Gov. Scott Walker anticipated in his budget proposal.
- 3 questions to help sort student health coverage choices Updated: May-13-15 7:26 pm
A key question remains for many students who've finally settled on a college destination: How will they or their parents handle health care coverage?
- Nebraska bill could help disabled adults save for future Updated: May-12-15 8:23 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Disabled Nebraskans and their families could save for their future without being penalized under a bill advanced by lawmakers.
- NY Gov. Cuomo calls for $150M education tax credit plan Updated: May-12-15 5:28 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing tax credits of up to $500 for low-income families who enroll their children in private schools.
- Ohio Senate OKs tax breaks on college savings accounts Updated: May-06-15 4:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A proposal to increase state tax benefits on college savings accounts has cleared the Ohio Senate.
- US Sens. Warren, Markey vote against GOP budget proposal Updated: May-05-15 7:50 pm
BOSTON - The state's two Democratic U.S. senators have both voted against a Republican-led budget proposal that they say will harm families and businesses in Massachusetts.
- Senate leader says he's singled out for criticism as Latino Updated: May-01-15 5:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The leader of the California state Senate says he was singled out for criticism for his $50,000 swearing-in ceremony at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles last fall because he is Latino.
- Solar company moving workers out of Arizona due to fees Updated: Apr-30-15 8:23 pm
PHOENIX - A major rooftop solar installer is downsizing its Arizona presence in response to new fees imposed by Salt River Project, the company said Thursday.
- Senate panel votes to expand tax-free college accounts Updated: Apr-29-15 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON - A Senate panel passed a bill Wednesday that would expand popular tax-free college savings accounts that President Barack Obama failed to scale back.