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Some fear voter backlash if justices end health subsidies

Lourdes Alcaniz, who gets subsidized health coverage, said she will hold Republicans responsible if she loses help. assistance help.

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This week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that challenges the legality of subsidies in more than 30 states.

Seattle has begun giving low-income rider discounts, a logistically complicated effort that uses smart-card technology.

Seattle driving down income disparity

The county transit system for the Seattle metropolitan area this week began pricing tickets based on passengers’ income.

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Some fear voter backlash if justices end health subsidies

This week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that challenges the legality of subsidies in more than 30 states.

Oregon considers banning most nonmedical immunization exemptions

If the bill passes, Oregon would allow exemptions solely for medical reasons, and no longer for religious or philosophical reasons.

Homeland funding challenge reveals GOP’s struggles

Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge.

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