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.
Source: Sioux Falls Argus Leader | South Dakota |
October 10, 2012
The extra income that residents of wind-rich states took home for every megawatt of installed wind power, according to a new federal study that examined economic data from 1,009 counties in 12 states with high wind-resource potential.
The price of gas in California today, which is the highest in the state's history and the nation. The price led Gov. Jerry Brown to authorize oil companies to start selling cheaper, less environmentally friendly, winter-blend gasoline, but it could take days before consumers see costs at the pump drop.
Source: GOVERNING | Pennsylvania |
October 5, 2012
The rise in graduation rates at Pennsylvania universities since the state started financially rewarding schools for meeting certain performance metrics in 2000. Thirty states either use or are considering using performance-based funding for higher education.
The number of people in households earning at least $1 million who got unemployment benefits in 2009. According to a Congressional report, prohibiting such payments to millionaires would save $20 million in the next decade.