Source: Boston Globe | Newton, Mass. |
April 20, 2012
The rate that Newton, Mass., Mayor Setti Warren has proposed increasing his salary, which would rise from $97,876 to $125,001. Last year, Warren was the city’s 214th highest-paid employee, trailing the school superintendent, police and fire chiefs, school principals and numerous police officers.
Source: Washington Post | District of Columbia |
April 19, 2012
The number of people who work for LivingSocial, the fast-growing daily deals company that has become one of the biggest private employers in the District of Columbia. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has proposed rewriting tax incentives to keep the company from relocating.
Source: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune | Nation |
April 18, 2012
The amount, on average, that a woman in Wyoming earns for every dollar earned by a man. The state has the nation's biggest wage gap between genders. The District of Columbia, where the earnings ratio for women is 91 cents, has the best.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Georgia |
April 17, 2012
The number of Georgia state lawmakers who have had liens filed against them, their spouse or their business since September for past-due taxes, penalties and fees. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution earlier reported that one in five state legislators had liens filed against them at some point.
Source: Los Angeles Times | California |
April 12, 2012
The number of applicants who were mistakenly told via email that they got into the University of California, Los Angeles last week. UCLA apologized for the error, and the 894 students remain on the waiting list.
The amount of money that General Services Administration's Jeffrey E. Neely approved for an October 2010 conference in Las Vegas. He is currently on administrative leave after a report given to Congress outlined the GSA's spending regarding the 2010 conference.
The number of delegates GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney currently has after sweeping primaries in Maryland, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C. Over a thousand delegates are needed in order to win the nomination.
Source: Sacramento Bee | California |
April 3, 2012
The new estimated cost of California's high-speed rail project -- down from nearly $100 billion a few months ago, according to Gov. Jerry Brown's office. The significant drop has made some lawmakers skeptical of the project's new price tag.
The rate of U.S. children who have autism -- a 23 percent increase from just two years ago, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The same week these CDC findings were released, a judge ruled that Florida's Medicaid program must cover autism therapy.