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Q&A: Utah Attorney General candidate Greg Skordas

Michael Goldberg | May 20, 2020 | Utah

Q&A: Sen. Pat Bates on the legislative response to COVID-19

Emily Boerger | May 14, 2020 | California

State Senator Pat Bates represents California’s 36th Senate District in Orange and San Diego Counties. Sen. Bates serves as Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Vice Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, and is a member of the Rules Committee, among several committee appointments. She was also recently appointed...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Texas Medical Association President Dr. Diana L. Fite

Michael Goldberg | May 7, 2020 | Texas

Dr. Diana L. Fite was sworn in as the 155th president of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) – America’s largest state medical society – last week. An emergency medicine physician with over 40 years of experience practicing, Dr. Fite begins her term in a time when emergency medicine is one...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Sen. Kate Brophy McGee on the legislative work ahead

Michael Goldberg | Apr 30, 2020 | Arizona

Senator Kate Brophy McGee represents Legislative District 28 in the Arizona State Senate. As Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Brophy McGee will be a key player in the Legislature's ongoing response to COVID-19. With talk of a special session being convened in Arizona this summer, State...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Beth Giesting on Hawaii's economy and Gov. Ige's proposed 20% cut to public employee salaries

Emily Boerger | Apr 29, 2020 | Hawaii

Beth Giesting is the Director of the Hawai'i Budget & Policy Center. In a recent blog post titled "Avoid public sector cuts at all costs during a recession," Giesting spoke out against Gov. Ige's proposal to cut state workers' salaries by 20% due to the state revenue shortfalls stemming from...[ Read More ]

Q&A: US Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff wants health reform sooner rather than later

Michael Goldberg | Apr 13, 2020 | Colorado

It seems that a realignment is underway in Colorado, the product of which might be Andrew Romanoff. The youngest Speaker in the history of Colorado's House of Representatives, Mr. Romanoff is running a progressive campaign for the United States Senate, seeking to build off of his local legislative experience. During...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Candice Pierucci on the mental health crisis afflicting Utah's youth

Michael Goldberg | Mar 3, 2020 | Utah

Rep. Candice Pierucci of District 52 was selected by Salt Lake County Republican delegates in October to fill the seat previously held by Rep. John Knotwell. She was then formally appointed by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. At 27, she is youngest legislator in the state. Her status as the youngest...[ Read More ]

Q&A with Cheryl Vasconcellos, Executive Director of Hana Health

Madeline Shannon | Mar 3, 2020 | Hawaii

Cheryl Vasconcellos is the executive director of Hana Health, a health clinic in one of the most rural communities in Hawaii. Vasconcellos spoke with State of Reform Tuesday about how House Bill 668 would impact patients and employees of Hana Health. The bill is an effort to push back against...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Dr. Paul Sherman, Chief Medical Officer at CHPW

Emily Boerger | Feb 24, 2020 | Washington

Dr. Paul Sherman is the Chief Medical Officer at Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), the only not-for-profit Medicaid managed care plan in the state. In his role, Sherman is charged with providing direction and oversight over CHPW’s work to deliver accessible managed care services across Washington communities.  We recently...[ Read More ]