The value of the contract the state of Idaho signed last week with Hewlett Packard to provide laptops to all high school students in the state by the fall of 2015. The laptops are part of a series of education reforms passed last year that voters will have the opportunity to overturn at the polls next week.
The estimated rise in gambling addictions in a community when a casino opens nearby, according to a health impact assessment by the Kansas Health Institute. Kansas lawmakers have proposed making it easier for developers to open a casino.
The portion of states that levy an estate tax based on the federal system and would have to decide whether to create an estate tax of their own if Mitt Romney becomes president and ends the federal estate tax, as he plans.
The portion of public officials who believe the Obama administration's policies support their state or local government, compared to only 29 percent who said the same about Congress' policies, according to a Governing survey.
Source: The Texas Tribune | Texas |
October 17, 2012
The annual fee that Texas inmates can pay for medical care. Until last year, they paid $3 copays each time they saw a doctor. The higher, one-time fee has led some prisoners to refuse treatment, according to critics.
The number of Democratic attorneys general and the number of Republican attorneys general. But if current trends hold, Governing contributor Louis Jacobson predicts that Democrats could net one AG seat this year.