The percent, on average, of state aid that's given to college students based on need rather than merit. The issue of financial aid garnered national attention last week when UCLA awarded the son of Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs a full athletic scholarship.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Wisconsin |
June 1, 2012
The percentage of Wisconsin residents who plan to vote for Gov. Scott Walker in Tuesday's historic recall election. The same percentage of people are also planning to vote for his challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, according to a poll conducted by the liberal Greater Wisconsin Committee, which supports Barrett.
The age of Mayor Alex Morse who has been leading Holyoke, Mass., which has one of the nation's worst unemployment rates, since January. He is a Brown University graduate with a degree in urban studies.
The number of tax collectors and auditors that Idaho hired in fiscal year 2011 to narrow the "tax gap" between the amount of taxes due and the amount that go unpaid. The added staff brought in more than $26.3 million and helped the state have its first budget surplus since 2008.
The amount of money that footwear company Skechers USA Inc. has to pay the states for wrongfully claiming that its Shape-ups shoes would help people lose weight and strengthen their butt, leg and stomach muscles.
The number of houses that Detroit has sold to its police and firefighters more than a year after the start of a program to offer cheap, refurbished homes to first responders to convince them to live in the city they're protecting. About half of Detroit's 2,700 officers now live outside the city.
The amount of money that the co-founder of Facebook and editor-in-chief of the liberal magazine The New Republic offered to match the campaign to pass same-sex marriage in Maine. The issue will be on the state's November ballot.