CA Supreme Court Upholds Tuition Breaks for Illegal Immigrants

On November 15, 2010 the California Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision on college tuition breaks for illegal immigrants that may have ramifications in at least nine other states. The Court upheld a California statute that exempts resident illegal immigrants from paying nonresident college and university tuition at public institutions under specified condition, meaning that the qualifying illegal immigrants would pay the same lower tuition as California residents who are U.S. citizens. [More]

DHHS Announces IT Grant Competition to Help States Establish Exchanges

On October 29, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced a new IT grant competition program to help states create the health information technology (HIT) systems needed to run the exchange programs required by the health care reform law, to be established by 2014. These “early innovator” grants will be made available to five states --or coalition of states-- that develop innovative HIT systems to run their exchange programs. [More]