Source: Hartford Courant | Connecticut |
May 8, 2012
Connecticut will become the 17th state to legalize medical marijuana when Gov. Dannel Malloy, as expected, signs H.B. 5389 into law. The District of Columbia also allows the use of pot for medicinal purposes.
Source: Bloomberg News/Financial Adviser | Nation |
May 7, 2012
The number of state governments that expect to end their fiscal year with budget surpluses, according to a survey by the National Conference of State Legislatures. It marks the first time since the 2007 recession that so many states will have unspent funds.
The increase from last year in the number of undocumented children without parents in the U.S. who were turned over to the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the first six months of this fiscal year. As a result, hundreds of children have been sleeping on cots in gyms and in an Air Force dorm in Texas.
Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Minnesota |
May 2, 2012
The amount of back rent that the Republican Party of Minnesota owes its headquarters' landlord. The GOP completely stopped paying rent in August and was served an eviction notice but struck a deal to keep the building.
Source: Detroit Free Press | Detroit |
April 25, 2012
The portion of Detroit's public workforce that would be cut under Mayor Dave Bing's proposed budget. The more than 2,500 job cuts would be achieved mostly through layoffs, but also through retirements and attrition.
Source: Boston Globe | New Hampshire |
April 24, 2012
The number of violent deaths during a ten-day period in New Hampshire this month. Depending on the final classification of each case, the state -- which has one of the nation's lowest homicide rates -- is on course to surpass last year's 23 or 24 murders.
Source: Boston Globe | Newton, Mass. |
April 20, 2012
The rate that Newton, Mass., Mayor Setti Warren has proposed increasing his salary, which would rise from $97,876 to $125,001. Last year, Warren was the city’s 214th highest-paid employee, trailing the school superintendent, police and fire chiefs, school principals and numerous police officers.
Source: Washington Post | District of Columbia |
April 19, 2012
The number of people who work for LivingSocial, the fast-growing daily deals company that has become one of the biggest private employers in the District of Columbia. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has proposed rewriting tax incentives to keep the company from relocating.
Source: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune | Nation |
April 18, 2012
The amount, on average, that a woman in Wyoming earns for every dollar earned by a man. The state has the nation's biggest wage gap between genders. The District of Columbia, where the earnings ratio for women is 91 cents, has the best.