Source: New York Times | New York City |
September 27, 2012
The new font size that candidates' names will appear in on New York City's general election ballot this fall. Voters had complained that they could barely read the names when they were printed in a 7-point font.
Source: McClatchy Newspapers | California |
September 26, 2012
The portion of California voters who would repeal the death penalty, while 45 percent would retain it, according to a new poll. Voters will decide this November whether to make the state the 18th to abolish capital punishment.
Source: GOVERNING | Chattanooga, Tenn. |
September 20, 2012
The portion of Chattanooga, Tenn.'s budget spent on employee health care, which is almost half the rate that localities spend on employee health care, on average. Chattanooga lowered its spending in this area by setting up an on-site, government-sponsored clinic and pharmacy and providing financial incentives for workers to get or stay healthy.
The maximum rate that public universities in Michigan can raise their tuition by in a single year and still get extra funding. The state set aside more than $9 million this year to reward colleges that kept their tuition increases low – something every school did.
Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Utah |
September 7, 2012
The portion of high school students in Utah who smoke cigarettes -- a significant drop from 12 percent in 1999 and much lower than the national rate of 18 percent. Utah has the nation's lowest smoking rate among adults.