Source: Sacramento Bee | California |
February 1, 2013
The additional time that federal judges are giving California to reduce its inmate population to the court-ordered level. Gov. Jerry Brown recently said the state can't release any more prisoners without putting the public at risk.
The number of overdoses prevented in 2010 by Insite, a facility in Vancouver, that provides drug addicts a safe place to use illegal substances under the supervision of medical professionals. No users have ever died at the facility which has been in operation since 2003.
The portion of health insurance applications in Montana that are denied, which is the highest rejection rate in the nation, according to an insurance industry group's analysis. View rejection rates for every state.
The number of cities that received "Fs" for their transparency efforts, according to criteria created and measured by U.S. Public Interest Research Group. The study is the first to assess local government transparency.
Source: Washington Post | District of Columbia |
January 22, 2013
The portion of public schools set to close in the District of Columbia, in response to low enrollment and growing competition from charter schools. Former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee already closed 23 schools in 2008.
Source: McClatchy/GOVERNING | Nation |
January 15, 2013
The amount in federal grants given to states last year -- even though $125 million was appropriated -- so they could create databases of people who are legally barred from buying guns, including the mentally ill. More than half the states have yet to provide mental health records for gun background checks.