Source: McClatchy/GOVERNING | Nation |
December 19, 2012
The increase in the portion of people killed while riding a bicycle from 2010 to 2011. While bike deaths increased, the number of people killed in traffic accidents overall dropped to its lowest since 1949.
Source: McClatchy/GOVERNING | Michigan |
December 17, 2012
The time that the Michigan Legislature ended its lame duck session early Friday morning after rushing to pass a number of bills, including ones that would ease gun restrictions, make it tougher to recall state lawmakers, and replace the emergency manager law that voters struck down in November.
Source: Texas Tribune/GOVERNING | Nation |
December 13, 2012
The number of states where it is illegal to get an abortion after 20 weeks. Texas may become the 10th state with such a law because Gov. Rick Perry recently indicated that he would sign such a bill, if introduced and passed by the Legislature.
The rise in state revenues from fiscal year 2010 to fiscal year 2011, according to new census data. Much of the increase can be attributed to social insurance trust revenue, which includes retirements and insurance contributions and investment earnings.
The number of states -- Maryland and Connecticut -- that require schools to have carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to detect the toxic gas that's often referred to as "the silent killer." At least 244 people were hospitalized or treated for CO poisoning in schools this year and last.
The increase in traffic to the Milwaukee police department's website since it relaunched and now has the feeling of a first-person video game and aims to replace the media as the public’s go-to source for crime information.
The portion of public employers who report that employees are speeding up their retirement plans, according to the Center for State and Local Government Excellence. Read our series on aging in America at governing.com/generations.
The number of reported slayings, stabbings, shootings or knifings in New York City this past Monday -- marking the "first time in memory" that the city has had a day without any of those crimes, according to the deputy police commissioner.