Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper The Upshot | What’s the Difference Between a ‘Public Option’ and ‘Medicare for All’? We Got You Upshot Supported by A glossary of terms for the emerging Democratic health care debate. ByMargot Sanger-Katz Feb. 19, 2019 Democrats, the many running for president and energized members of Congress, are talking big about health care again. Among other things, that means brace yourself for some jargon. Here’s your neighborhood health care nerd to help define some terms. A range of proposals floating around, each of which would change the health care system in distinct ways. Some, like one from Senator Bernie Sanders, would do away with all private health insurance. Some would make small expansions in existing public programs. Some would try to cover all Americans through a mix of … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between a ‘Public Option’ and ‘Medicare for All’? We Got You
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Trump’s Attempt to Circumvent Congress Leaves Uneasy Senate Republicans With Hard Choice Supported by ByCarl Hulse and Glenn Thrush Feb. 16, 2019 WASHINGTON — Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Republican of West Virginia, spent the last two weeks hammering out a deal on federal spending and border security with colleagues from both parties, reassured by a sense that Congress was finally asserting itself as a civil, stabilizing force. The feeling did not last. On Friday, President Trump mounted one of the most serious executive branch challenges to congressional authority in decades, circumventing Congress with an emergency declaration. It would allow him to unilaterally divert billions of dollars to a border wall and presented his Republican allies on Capitol Hill, who labored on a legislative … [Read more...] about Trump’s Attempt to Circumvent Congress Leaves Uneasy Senate Republicans With Hard Choice
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here.Bills and finances Often when people are looking to save, they first think about cutting down on luxuries such as meals out or clothes and accessories, but there are often savings to be made when it comes to household bills. Go through all your regular costs, and look for any payments you're making for services you don't use, or any that you don't understand, then contact the company to clarify or cancel. For example, if your home insurance includes good travel insurance, you don't need a separate travel insurance policy. If you get your bills sent to your home, you might be charged an administrative fee (administrativ avgift) which you could cut out completely by going paperless and checking your bills online. The next step is to see if you can make any smarter choices with regular bills, such as upgrading your home insurance to include travel insurance if that is cheaper than paying … [Read more...] about Members’ guide: How to save money despite living in Sweden
By Larry Lage Published 6:56 pm PST, Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Kelly Panneck (12) plans to put an off-ice-career on hold thanks to a landmark deal with USA Hockey that provides her and other U.S. players with about $70,000 in a training stipend. Kelly Panneck (12) plans to put an off-ice-career on hold thanks to a landmark deal with USA Hockey that provides her and other U.S. players with about $70,000 in a training stipend. Photo: Carlos Osorio / Associated Press Photo: Carlos Osorio / Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Kelly Panneck (12) plans to put an off-ice-career on hold thanks to a landmark deal with USA Hockey that provides her and other U.S. players with about $70,000 in a training stipend. Kelly Panneck (12) plans to put an off-ice-career on … [Read more...] about USA Hockey stipend boost keeping more women in the sport
Many supporters of gambling expected that a case that went before the U.S. Supreme Court a year ago would finally open the door to sports betting nationwide — even if the court’s ruling on the case came too late for most states, Minnesota included, to do much about it in 2018. Legislation is already being drafted for the Minnesota Senate to take up the issue in 2019, and negotiations have already begun that could add Minnesota to a growing list of those that have legalized betting on professional and college sports. But will the new DFL majority in the Minnesota House be as enamored of adding to the state’s menu of gambling options? GOP Sen. Roger Chamberlain, who chairs the state Senate Taxes Committee, said he expects to have bipartisan sponsorship on a bill he believes could pass by the end of the 2019 session, which opens Jan. 8. “We have a rough draft. We’ll get it in and then we’ll make the tweaks as we go,” he said. He expected several … [Read more...] about Could legalized sports betting be coming to Minnesota sooner rather than later?