George P. Bush’s political plans were partially unveiled by his own father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, in a fundraising letter that said the younger Bush was looking at a race for Texas land commissioner in 2014.
Source: AP/Businessweek | New York |
November 14, 2012
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation into how utility companies prepared for and reacted to Superstorm Sandy, which knocked out power to more than 2 million customers and left some without electricity for two weeks and counting.
Andrew Cuomo sent a letter to the CEOs of the utilities that operate in New York, saying he would take action against those utilities and their management if they do not meet their obligations to New Yorkers in this time of crisis.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Pennsylvania |
November 9, 2012
A little more than a week after state officials announced they had miscalculated how much some municipalities should expect from this year's inaugural drilling impact fee, the Public Utility Commission has released revised numbers outlining each town's share.
Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Utah |
November 6, 2012
A federal appeals court ruled that a polygamous sect’s property trust should remain under state control, overturning an order returning the trust to the Warren Jeffs-led group and marking a major turning point in the long-running case.
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.