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.
The amount of time after oil and gas drilling occurs that companies in Colorado must test the area's groundwater. Two other states require drilling companies to test groundwater, but Colorado became the first state Monday to require testing after drilling occurs.
Source: GOVERNING | Ithaca, N.Y. |
January 3, 2013
The age that Ithaca, N.Y., Mayor Svante Myrick was when he took office last January. Myrick is one of several young mayors around the country bringing a fresh perspective and new energy to public office.