Politics & Policy

February 29, 2024

Organizing State Legislators to Think Rural

‘Rural people need policymakers working at all levels on their behalf’

February 22, 2024

The Organizers Forging a Rural Action Plan for 2024

‘We need to make sure that rural leadership has a seat at the table’

February 15, 2024

Residents Want to Keep Their County-Owned Nursing Home Public. Why Do Local Elected Officials Want to Privatize It?

In Wisconsin’s Lincoln County, the People for Pine Crest are organizing to keep their five-star nursing home from being privatized

February 8, 2024

Nevada Supreme Court Issues Major Water Ruling

The court’s unanimous decision gives Nevada’s top water regulator clear authority to manage groundwater depletion in the state

February 5, 2024

New York AG Letitia James v. the Green Amendment

The constitutional amendment passed by New York voters guarantees the right to a clean environment—but Attorney General Letitia James says she won’t enforce it

Midwest Connections
January 29, 2024

On Caucus Day in Iowa, a Different Kind of Spin Cycle

Ordinary acts of care teach us to look beyond false claims to glory

January 25, 2024

In This Oklahoma Town, Having Medical Debt Can Mean Getting Sued by the Hospital

With some 100 million people in the United States burdened by healthcare debt, medical debt lawsuits clog courtrooms across the country. Most cases go uncontested.

Mitchell Black & Noam N. Levey, KFF Health News
January 22, 2024

How “Right-to-Farm” Laws Betray Farmers, Disenfranchise Voters and Empower Corporations

Proponents say right-to-farm laws protect family farmers. In reality, right-to-farm laws fuel rural poverty by empowering industrial ag and dispossessing local governance

Inside the Farm Bill
January 10, 2024

Will Congress Do Its Job and Pass a Farm Bill This Year?

More than a trillion dollars are at stake for vital food, farm, conservation and rural development spending programs in 2024

December 21, 2023

New York State Legislators Take Historic Stand Against Privatization of Home Health Care

A proposed law from a coalition of activists and legislators would raise wages and make home care more affordable for seniors and the disabled

December 14, 2023

Will Biden’s Historic Proposal Address the Crisis in Rural Nursing Homes?

The nursing home industry opposes the first-ever staffing minimums but advocates say the proposed rules do not go far enough

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