February 13, 2020 6:30 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, February 13, 2020 Morning Reads – Thursday, February 13, 2020 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 6 Comments On this day, 140 years ago, Thomas Edison observed what became known as the Edison Effect for the first time. Peaches The Georgia firefighter who is facing suspension after saving a woman’s life.Nearly 240,000 arrest warrants were unserved in Georgia at the end of 2019McBath is betting on Bloomberg.Kemp’s budget director speaks to Georgia House leaders.Rural Georgia fury over power plants burning railroad ties spurs legislation.Voter rolls in GA are increasing with minorities and young people.The NYT covers the conclusion of the Puerto Rican license plate scandal.Suit to end long voting lines has been dismissed. Jimmy Carter He’s suing to be able to transport patients across state lines.Mayor Pete! has ticked off the flight attendants. Hardly anyone is focusing on the growing deficit. Tennesee doesn’t quite get it. Sweet Tea 32% of Americans run out of cash before payday.And US household debt has hit a new high…Snoop Dogg says he overreactedThe massive tech acquisitions.One school district is ditching grades for kindergarteners. Playing golf will cut your chances of a premature death. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi 6 Comments xdog Some states are taking new approaches to addressing the high costs of prescription drugs. Utah has started a program that sends state employees to Mexico to buy their prescriptions at a discount compared to US prices. “The cost difference is so large that the state’s insurance program for public employees can pay for each patient’s flight, give them a $500-per-trip bonus and still save tens of thousands of dollars.” Utah has expanded the program to include trips to Canada. Other state initiatives: California is looking to launch its own generic-drug label. Louisiana has a Netflix-style program for hepatitis C drugs, where the state negotiated a deal to pay a flat fee rather than for each prescription. Several states are looking at creating boards aimed at keeping prices affordable, and four have started what’s expected to be a lengthy process to begin importing drugs from Canada. https://apnews.com/3123b1e47dbdeb0f0147412059e0b4bf February 13, 2020 8:26 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Everyone’s prompt and first call, when alone and having hit a 200 lb animal or uncertain object at night while driving a two ton+ vehicle, should always to a well-connected politician friend that is also an attorney. February 13, 2020 9:41 AM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me or… Better call Saul. February 13, 2020 1:20 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse With respect to Puerto Ricans obtaining drivers licenses, chalk up Georgia again arguably systemically and adversely affected minority voting rights, given the connection between given the connection between obtaining a driver’s license and voter registration. The striking down of Section 5 of the voting rights act because it was based on old facts had merit. In light of Sumter County school districts et al, I wonder what’s been the record since. I’d speculate many locations identified in Section 5 would head a list since 2013 of such. I know, I know, it’s such a hoax and fake it doesn’t warrant investigation. Ask anyone in the GOP. February 13, 2020 10:05 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Not to worry about the deficit. Some will suddenly declare it a if not the leading priority in 2021 when Trump is out of office. February 13, 2020 10:13 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn The future… https://www.forbes.com/sites/edgarsten/2020/02/13/copper-3d-printing-breakthrough-could-cut-costs-boost-ev-power/#1348347d70f9 February 13, 2020 10:16 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.