The proportion of parliamentary seats held by women in Rwanda in 2012, the highest rate in the world, according to the World Bank. The global average was 20.5 percent. In the United States, women account for 17 percent of federal lawmakers and 23 percent of state legislators.
The amount of money Illinois lawmakers approved last year to keep Sears Holdings Corp. in the state after other states courted the retailer. It was one of the largest incentive packages a state has given a company.
Source: Sacramento Bee | California |
February 1, 2013
The additional time that federal judges are giving California to reduce its inmate population to the court-ordered level. Gov. Jerry Brown recently said the state can't release any more prisoners without putting the public at risk.
The number of overdoses prevented in 2010 by Insite, a facility in Vancouver, that provides drug addicts a safe place to use illegal substances under the supervision of medical professionals. No users have ever died at the facility which has been in operation since 2003.
The portion of health insurance applications in Montana that are denied, which is the highest rejection rate in the nation, according to an insurance industry group's analysis. View rejection rates for every state.
The number of cities that received "Fs" for their transparency efforts, according to criteria created and measured by U.S. Public Interest Research Group. The study is the first to assess local government transparency.
Source: Washington Post | District of Columbia |
January 22, 2013
The portion of public schools set to close in the District of Columbia, in response to low enrollment and growing competition from charter schools. Former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee already closed 23 schools in 2008.