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."
The number of Americans that will turn 65 every day for the next two decades. To explore the impact of this generational shift through in-depth stories, data and interactive content, go to governing.com/generations.
The number of states that have fully implemented an electronic system -- as required by a 2008 federal law -- to verify the eligibility of people applying for Medicaid long-term care. Twenty-five states were supposed to have electronic verification in place by the end of 2011.