Source: Wall Street Journal | Lowell, Mass. |
July 19, 2012
The age that teenagers in Lowell, Mass., would be able to vote in municipal elections if a bill passes the state Legislature. If signed into law, Lowell would be the nation's first city to allow under-18 residents to vote in local elections.
The amount of money that 43 states will share from the nation's largest health-care fraud settlement. Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will pay the federal and state governments to resolve charges of illegally marketing certain prescription drugs and overcharging publicly funded programs.
The amount spent annually to impound, shelter, euthanize and dispose of homeless animals. Pittsburgh has begun to shift funds away from impounding and euthanizing cats and dogs toward a free spaying and neutering program.
The number of Americans without insurance that have incomes falling below 138 percent of the federal poverty level, the new Medicaid eligibility threshold under the ACA. If all states implement the Medicaid expansion then they will gain coverage in 2014.