Governors Ask EPA to Suspend Corn-Based Ethanol Mandate

By: Thursday August 16, 2012 12:54 pm

Four states have asked the EPA to waive the renewable fuels standard that forces the nation to generate more corn-based ethanol at a time of significant drought and a corn shortage. The states all have Democratic Governors, though two of them come from the South. The worst drought in 50 years has sent corn prices [...]

Arkansas Releases Numbers on Medicaid Expansion; Conservatives Will Distort Them

By: Wednesday July 18, 2012 12:34 pm

Arkansas, led by popular Democratic Governor Mike Beebe, has done a cost analysis of the Medicaid expansion, finding that it would save the state $372 million. The analysis is weighted toward the fact that the federal government picks up 100% of the costs of the expansion in the first three years, while in later years, [...]