When a federal program to increase Medicaid doctors' pay ends in December, most states will choose not to keep it up.
The city's new hiring approach has inspired many to take big pay cuts to work in government.
Conservation groups want to use oil taxes to protect the state's environment, but schools, businesses and the oil industry have different priorities. Voters will decide in November.
Even though a majority of voters don't want the Republican re-elected, he may become the first U.S. governor elected with less than 40 percent of the vote -- twice.