Incoming Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr insisted he pays his taxes as critics questioned how he could govern a cash-strapped city hamstrung by unpaid taxes when he was apparently unaware of liens placed on his Maryland home.
Source: AP/Des Moines Register | Iowa |
March 18, 2013
With Iowa facing a psychiatrist shortage in the middle of sweeping changes to the county-based mental health system, one lawmaker thinks giving income tax breaks to psychiatry students will be enough to encourage them to practice in the state.
Source: Detroit Free Press | Detroit |
March 15, 2013
With a bold dash of confidence, Kevyn Orr predicted that he'd be able to accomplish a significant level of repair in Detroit -- now foundering under staggering debts and unable to provide decent public safety and other basic services -- in a role he said he felt a sense of obligation to accept.
The Boston School Committee scrapped a school assignment plan developed under court-ordered desegregation almost a quarter century ago and embraced a new system that seeks to allow more students to attend schools closer to home.
The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it will send $2.3 million to 12 counties and cities in 10 states to bolster efforts to prevent domestic violence homicides, even as Washington remains consumed with budget cutbacks.
Source: Arizona Republic | Arizona |
March 14, 2013
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is putting her weight behind a bill that would give more money to schools where students perform well or improve on state tests, but opponents fear the proposal could take money from struggling schools.
Source: Los Angeles Times | Nation |
March 13, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck were among a high-powered roster of public figures whose personal and financial information was posted on the Internet.