Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | St. Louis |
February 14, 2012
The minimum retirement age that the firefighters union in St. Louis has proposed under a pension reform plan that would make deep cuts to future employees' benefits but leave current employees' benefits intact. The union announced its plan before the mayor.
Source: The Associated Press | Nation |
February 10, 2012
The number of major environmental or safety violations that oil and gas companies that drill on public lands received from 1998 to 2011, according to a new report, which also shows that only 6 percent of the more than 2,000 total violations during that period resulted in monetary fines.
Source: Detroit Free Press | Nation |
February 9, 2012
The portion of public universities that require students to have health insurance. At the end of February, Michigan State will start automatically enrolling uninsured freshmen in the school's health plan.
Source: New Jersey Star-Ledger | Newark, N.J. |
February 6, 2012
The number of failing schools that Newark, N.J., Superintendent Cami Anderson plans to close next school year -- a potentially controversial move after talk of school consolidation spurred outrage last year. She also wants to expand access to the city’s exclusive magnet schools.
The estimated amount of state income and sales taxes that Alabama is losing because of its controversial immigration law that caused illegal immigrants to flee the state, according to a cost-benefit analysis.
Source: Hartford Courant | East Haven, Conn. |
January 30, 2012
The number of tacos that immigration reform advocates sent East Haven, Conn., Mayor Joseph Maturo after he remarked that he "might have tacos" to support the Latino community. The mayor's comment sparked calls for his resignation from media and the city's Democrats.
Source: Chicago Tribune | Illinois |
January 27, 2012
The maximum fine that, if an Illinois bill passes, online-dating services like Match.com would face if they failed to post prominently and repeatedly on their websites whether they do background checks on users.