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Subcommittee passes "Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act"

Emily Boerger | Nov 5, 2021 | Federal, Florida

New public health lab, electronic health records system, among Virginia ARPA funding proposals

| Jul 19, 2021

On August 2, the General Assembly will convene a special session to determine the allocations of $4.3 billion in relief funds the Commonwealth will receive from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).      Gov. Ralph Northam and state legislators previously stated the Commonwealth should use the funding to get...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Maternal health, Healthy Hawai'i Strategic Plan, Workforce shortages

| Jul 7, 2021 | Hawaii

While DJ is out trying to get in a well-deserved vacation, I’ll be bringing you this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the managing editor here at State of Reform where I have my eye on health care and health policy in Hawaii and a number of other states....[ Read More ]

California coalition calls for immediate funding to close the digital divide

| Apr 8, 2021 | California

A cross-sector coalition urged Governor Gavin Newsom to connect Californians with a one-time, $8 billion investment in high speed 100 Mbps broadband infrastructure and programs. The coalition which represents education, health, local government and economic policy organizations believe this investment in broadband infrastructure and support services is critical to improving...[ Read More ]

Governor Ige delivers State of the State address and focuses on pandemic recovery and revenue shortfall

| Jan 25, 2021 | Hawaii

Governor David Ige delivered his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature on Monday. In this address, he focused on Hawaii’s continued pandemic recovery and the expected revenue shortfall. He also focused on the effect that the loss of tourism has had on the state. ...[ Read More ]

Inslee, Brown call on Congress to invest in broadband infrastructure

Emily Boerger | Jun 26, 2020 | Oregon, Washington

Govs. Kate Brown and Jay Inslee joined a group of 11 governors from across the country calling on the president and congressional leadership to invest in broadband connectivity to assist the roughly 18 million Americans who lack access to internet. In a joint letter sent Thursday, the state leaders described...[ Read More ]