The amount by which state pension systems grew from 2010 to 2011, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. The gains, though, still aren’t nearly enough to make a sizable dent in many states’ pension shortfalls.
Source: Wall Street Journal | Nation |
August 8, 2012
The portion of doctors in the United States who aren't accepting new Medicaid patients -- almost twice the rate of doctors who aren't accepting new Medicare or privately insured patients, according to a new government study.
The portion of new academic programs or training opportunities that focused on green careers in 2011, according to the nonprofit Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. One report predicts that 4.2 million green jobs will be added over the next 30 years.
Source: The Denver Post | Denver, Colo. |
August 2, 2012
The number of photo-speed-van and red-light-camera tickets issued to city of Denver employees driving city cars that have gone unpaid for the last 3½ years according to the city's manager of safety records.
The number of states that require high school students to take a CPR training course in order to graduate. North Carolina is already one of these states, but Gov. Bev Perdue is expected to sign a bill that enforces the requirement.
Source: New York Times | The South |
July 24, 2012
The number of municipalities in the South that have enacted smoking bans in bars, restaurants or workplaces in recent years. Last week, Atlanta became the largest city in the South to ban smoking in public parks.