Source: McClatchy/GOVERNING | Pontiac, Mich. |
February 26, 2013
The average 911 response time in Pontiac, Mich., compared to an hour before the police department was disbanded in favor of a contract with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. The change by the city's emergency financial manager is saving it more than $2 million a year.
Source: Kaiser Health News | Nation |
February 20, 2013
The number of states plus the District of Columbia that have opted to run their own health insurance exchange. Twenty-five states are letting the federal government run theirs and eight want state-fed partnership exchanges.
Source: Austin American-Statesman | Texas |
February 13, 2013
The amount of money Texas has spent since 1992 compensating innocent people who were imprisoned. Texas pays more than any other state to the wrongfully convicted and a recently introduced bill would raise the rates even more.
Source: Boston Globe | Massachusetts |
February 7, 2013
The number of compounding pharmacies in Massachusetts that passed surprise state inspections, which began in October after health officials linked tainted steroids from a Framingham pharmacy to a meningitis outbreak that left nearly 700 people ill and 45 people dead.
The proportion of parliamentary seats held by women in Rwanda in 2012, the highest rate in the world, according to the World Bank. The global average was 20.5 percent. In the United States, women account for 17 percent of federal lawmakers and 23 percent of state legislators.