Zachary Piaker  //  1/14/18  //  Topic Update


The Trump Administration says that states may impose work requirements for Medicaid (NYT, LA Times, WaPo).

  • The work requirement harms the poor, says The New York Times Editorial Board.
  • The suggested work requirement for Medicaid creates a heavy burden, argues Aaron Carroll at JAMA Forum.
  • Requiring people to work doesn’t actually make them healthier, writes Margot Sanger-Katz at The New York Times.

Net neutrality measures are gaining momentum in state legislatures, despite the FCC’s claim that state laws are preempted (Ars Technica; The Hill).

  • Nebraska is launching an attempt to save net neutrality rules, becoming the first Republican-controlled state to do so (The Hill).

Andrew Cuomo’s attack on the new federal limit on deductibility for state and local taxes is a misplaced attempt to avoid addressing the real issue: state spending, argues William McGurn (WSJ).

The Supreme Court heard arguments in a long-running dispute between Texas and New Mexico over Rio Grande water rights, with New Mexico’s attorney arguing that the federal government should not be allowed to intervene (Albuquerque Journal).

 

 

 


Updates | The Week of February 19, 2018

2/25/18  //  Daily Update

Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new charge against Paul Manafort while Richard Gates pled guilty. Meanwhile, President Trump's proposal to arm teachers drew controversy in Washington.

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School

Updates | The Week of February 5, 2018

2/11/18  //  Daily Update

The Nunes memo set off aftershocks; agencies scrambled to implement the Trump Administration's policies to mixed effect; and Congress passes a budget after a brief overnight shutdown.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/21/18  //  Daily Update

The week began with Martin Luther King Jr. Day and ended with a government shutdown on the anniversary of President Trump's inauguration.

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School