The soft drink giant will pay for 50,000 blue recycling carts for Chicago homes and in return gets to put images of Coke products on the lids of the familiar bins. The city will save $2.59 million thanks to the partnership.
Source: AP/Denver Post | Colorado |
April 23, 2013
A marijuana blood limit for drivers was rejected for a fourth time in the Colorado Senate, where bipartisan skepticism on the pot analogy to blood-alcohol limits helped sink the measure even in a weaker form.
Source: New York Times | New York City |
April 23, 2013
The proposal would make the age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products the same as for purchasing liquor, but it would not prohibit people under 21 from possessing or even smoking cigarettes.
Source: Bloomberg | Massachusetts |
April 22, 2013
Managing tragedies or natural disasters are some of the toughest, most complex jobs that confront governors, who must reassure the public while coordinating and executing a response effort in an unforgiving media glare. It’s a moment that can make or break a career.
Source: Boston Globe | Massachusetts |
April 19, 2013
A massive manhunt underway this morning has led to the sudden shutdown of the MBTA’s entire network and state authorities have asked people to stay home and businesses to stay closed while they search for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon attacks. The first is dead.
Nationally, six straight years of revenue declines have put enormous pressure on state and local governments, nevertheless, some are thriving. Standard & Poor's, the credit-rating agency, reports that it issued more bond upgrades than downgrades in 2012.
The Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act are in full swing. With the influx of people who will be applying for benefits and the ACA requirement for online enrollment, it is more important than ever to verify the identities of those accessing benefits up front.