To Combat Disease, States Make it Harder to Skip Vaccines

States are looking to cut back on the number of unvaccinated children by amending laws that allow parents to decline state-mandated vaccinations. Read More

Incarcerated Parents

Having a parent in jail or prison can take an emotional toll on children and lead to higher foster care and welfare rolls. Some states are trying to address it. Read More

Addiction Medicine

The first correctional institution to offer medication for opioid-addicted inmates is improving its successful program. But despite the escalating opioid epidemic, only a few other jails and prisons are following its lead. Read More
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The amount states owed in unfunded pension liabilities as of 2013, equivalent to 6.9 percent of their personal income, the most in at least a decade.

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