The number of children and families in Long Island that New York state lawmaker David Denenberg said could suffer from a shortage of Good Humor ice cream bars on ice cream trucks. Denenberg started a petition to demand the company quickly fill the void.
The decline in mandatory follow-ups to check compliance with pollution laws during Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration. The number of pollution enforcement cases and fines over $100,000 also dropped during this time.
The drop in the number of miles young Americans (ages 16 to 34) drove in 2009 compared to 2001, according to a new study. The study also found that nearly half of young Americans have cut out driving altogether.
The price tag of a new bridge that's going to be built to connect Canada and Michigan. The state will not shoulder any of the costs, according to an agreement between Gov. Rick Snyder and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
The average compensation for public university chancellors and presidents in 2011, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education study. The president of Ohio State University, E. Gordon Gee, took home $1.99 million last year.
The portion of high school students in Memphis, Tenn., who watch at least three hours of TV a day -- the highest rate in the nation. Check GOVERNING Data for individual state trends in computer and television use among students.
Source: The Detroit Bureau | Nation |
June 12, 2012
The number of motorcycle deaths in 2010 -- more than twice the number of such fatalities in 1997. Many states have repealed their motorcycle helmet laws. Nineteen states currently require motorcyclists to wear helmets -- down from 47 in the 1970s.
The portion of young adults in the South who stayed on or enrolled in their parents’ health insurance in the last year, compared to 49 percent in the West, 51 percent in the Northeast, and 60 percent in the Midwest.