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Ohio Presents HB 59 Proposal
Ohio Governor John Kasich recently presented the proposed House Bill 59 ("HB 59"). Major changes have been made to the state taxes, which includes changes for income tax, sales and use tax, and...more

From Balkans to the Baltics: The Future of Social Enterprise in Europe
The British Council has convened five policy conferences across Europe to discuss the future of social enterprise - the Vision of Social Enterprise in Europe in 2020. The first of these...more

Analysis: Understanding and Confidence of Basic Health Insurance Concepts
The Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) investigated how the public is confident in their understanding of the following health insurance terms. The survey's findings revealed basic health...more

New Study Exposes Alcohol Consumption is a Continuing Public Health Disaster
A new study finds that between 2007 and 2009, alcohol was a 'necessary' cause of death and, which resulted in liver disease, the main culprit of these deaths. The study also finds that the risk...more

Pittsburg Summit addresses Homelessness, centers on Best Practices
A three-day summit is held at Pittsburg to highlight the pressing issues of homelessness in the region. The summit included group role-playing exercises which participants learned about the many...more

Veterans Affairs to Extend Grant Program for Homeless Vets
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that a grant program aimed at reducing homelessness among veterans is to be extended. VA has been kicking up funding to the Support Services...more

Slack-Spined Social Venture Model of Philanthropy
With the budget cutbacks and austerity measures in place in Ireland, the government pushes forward to save face by working with philanthropic organizations in the reassembling of "Forum on...more

Social Value Act: What Has Its Impact Been Since It Came Into Legislation?
The impact of the Social value Act spurs a number of areas where trends have started to arise: 1) Those who were aware of the Social Value Act have used it to strengthen, advocate for and expand...more

Souther Bancorp Community Hires New Development Officer
Kimberly Hall Clement, a Marvel native, has recently been named as the new community development officer of Southern Bancorp Community partners in Helena. Clement will be responsible for...more

Graphic Health Warnings on Tobacco Packets Can Save Lives
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project) release a new report that reveals new findings how graphic photos on tobacco packets...more

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