How Truckers, Hotel Workers Can Fight Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking is a fast-growing criminal enterprise. In response, some states are looking for help in combating the trafficking where it’s likely to occur.

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Prescription Approvals

Doctors and patients complain that prior authorization and other insurance requirements slow access to needed medication. States are doing something about it.

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Upgrading 911

State and local 911 call centers increasingly are besieged by pranksters and buggy software. Next-generation technology may provide relief, but few states or localities can afford it without help.

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