From Around the Block

California utilities want to pass on the costs of wildfire damage to their infrastructure to customers, Marketplace reports.


GOP Obamacare quandary — easy to hate, hard to kill (Politico)


A “bomb cyclone” is coming to the Atlantic coast later this week, bringing snow and frigid temperatures, the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang reports.


Why Virginia Medicaid expansion could hinge on a drawing by lot (WVTF)


Republicans have made limited progress on President Trump’s pledge to “dismantle” the Dodd-Frank Act, which the GOP had hoped to gut by the end of 2017. But the GOP and independent regulators could still make critical changes to key parts of the law’s legacy.

With a conservative new director for the consumer protection bureau, bipartisan interest in amending parts of Dodd-Frank and the GOP focused on pulling back a few key rules, Mr. Lane with The Hill has five ways finance laws could change in 2018.


Republicans face a fresh fight over Obamacare: Repeal it or repair it?  (USA Today)


A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against a Kentucky utility over alleged coal ash discharges, saying it should be a state matter, WFPL reports.


Pharma, under attack for drug prices, started an industry war (Washington Post)


With eyes on Medicaid, N.H. legislative leaders seek common ground (NHPR)

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