Source: GOVERNING | Chattanooga, Tenn. |
September 20, 2012
The portion of Chattanooga, Tenn.'s budget spent on employee health care, which is almost half the rate that localities spend on employee health care, on average. Chattanooga lowered its spending in this area by setting up an on-site, government-sponsored clinic and pharmacy and providing financial incentives for workers to get or stay healthy.
The maximum rate that public universities in Michigan can raise their tuition by in a single year and still get extra funding. The state set aside more than $9 million this year to reward colleges that kept their tuition increases low – something every school did.
Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Utah |
September 7, 2012
The portion of high school students in Utah who smoke cigarettes -- a significant drop from 12 percent in 1999 and much lower than the national rate of 18 percent. Utah has the nation's lowest smoking rate among adults.
Source: Indianapolis Star | Indiana |
September 6, 2012
The cost of renovations to the presidential office at Purdue University that Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who is the school's next president, put a stop to, saying he wouldn't "initiate or condone a dollar of excessive or unnecessary spending."