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GovBeat: January, 2014

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Administration releases half a billion in emergency heating funds

The cold snap has sent propane prices soaring, and stretched emergency home energy budgets.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:57 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  disaster relief, States

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/31/2014

California schools could consider race, gender in admissions

A proposal that passed the state Senate would roll back parts of Prop. 209.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, education, newsletter, States

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/31/2014

How states can reclaim $1 billion from offshore tax havens

A policy in place in Montana recovered $7.2 million from offshore havens in 2010 alone.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  corporations, States, tax, taxes

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Health care spending still rising for states and cities

Federal spending growth is slowing, but state and local spending is up.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, health care, newsletter, States

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Conservatives outnumber liberals in 47 states

In Wyoming, 40.5 percentage points separate the number of conservatives from the number of liberals.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:31 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue states, map, maps, newsletter, poll, polls, Rankings, red states, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Missouri likely to pass voter ID bill this year

The state Senate took up voter identification bills this week.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Missouri, States, voting rights

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Georgia governor apologizes for snow mess

Gov. Nathan Deal accepted responsibility for Atlanta’s unpreparedness.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:37 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  disaster relief, georgia

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 01/30/2014

The Scott Walker-Paul Ryan bromance

The Wisconsin boys get along well -- and we reveal Walker’s Super Bowl picks.

By Jackie Kucinich and Theresa Poulson  |  11:56 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  States, wisconsin

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 01/30/2014

150 years later, Maryland will try to rescind slavery amendment

The state Senate will take up a bill to rescind ratification of the so-called “shadow” 13th Amendment.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:35 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, States

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014

States search for alternatives to lethal injection

A ban by European drug makers have U.S. states seeking alternative forms of execution.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsletter, prisons, States

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Who would be affected by a federal $10.10 minimum wage

Here’s a look at the share of different working populations that would be earning less than $10.10 by mid-2016 without the proposed wage hike.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  map, maps, minimum wage, newsletter, Poverty, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Low-income students falling behind on reading proficiency

Four of every five students who come from low-income households don’t meet reading proficiency requirements, a new report says.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Cities give Republicans the hard sell on 2016 convention

The process of picking a city to host the convention is just beginning.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:37 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, Colorado, conventions, Missouri, Nevada, newsletter, North Carolina, Ohio, States, Utah

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Long-term unemployment is above the nation’s pre-recession high in 41 states

Rates in nearly every state are historically high.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  States, Unemployment

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 01/29/2014

A Kansas lawmaker wants the state to count undocumented schoolchildren

The bill would not deny school to such children, but it would require they be counted.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:09 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, immigration, Kansas

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Georgia officials under fire over snowstorm response

Gov. Nathan Deal and Mayor Kasim Reed are playing defense as traffic snarls continue.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:01 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  disaster relief, georgia, newsletter, States

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 01/29/2014

San Francisco thinks Obamacare can cut costs, crime rates

Signing up prisoners for health-care coverage could cut recidivism rates.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:58 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, health care, obamacare, States

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 01/29/2014

The South’s disastrous response to the winter storm, in pictures

If you live in the Atlanta area, and if you can, work from home.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:31 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, disaster relief, georgia, snow, South Carolina, States

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 01/29/2014

The incredible, shrinking blue-state advantage

In 2008, Democrats had a 30-state advantage. Now it’s down to three.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:39 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue states, map, maps, newsletter, poll, polls, red state, States, voter identification

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Medical marijuana will be on Florida ballot

The Florida Supreme Court approved language allowing a constitutional amendment on the ballot.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Florida, Marijuana, States

Posted at 10:21 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Wendy Davis fights back over questions on biographical details

The Texas Democrat offered a strong defense after details about her biography came under scrutiny.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:21 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, States, texas

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Marijuana activists are putting up 5 billboard ads near the Superbowl

The ads will promote pot as safer than football or booze.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:06 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Marijuana, pot, washington

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 01/28/2014

The real state of the union: divided, and dividing

Democrats and Republicans are diverging on everything from health care to gun control and gay marriage.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:57 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsletter, state of the union, States

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Unemployment dips to post-recession lows in 29 states

Many states saw unemployment in December fall to lows not seen in at least 4.5 years.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jobs, newsletter, States, Unemployment

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 01/28/2014

States could count computer programming as foreign language skill

Republicans and Democrats are pitching bills to encourage students to learn computer programming.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:56 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, Kentucky, New Mexico, States

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 01/28/2014

How the federal government could get a 270x return on a prison reform investment

A federal program to spur state prison reforms could help save $4.6 billion.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:15 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, budget, Hawaii, newsletter, prisons, spending, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Terry Branstad’s war for women

Iowa has never elected a woman to Congress, or to the governorship. Branstad wants to change that.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, Iowa, newsletter, States

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 01/27/2014

President Obama’s job approval is above 50 percent in just 11 states

His approval was down an average of two percentage points from 2012.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:56 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hawaii, Obama, States

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Midwest faces propane emergency as more cold weather moves in

Winter weather is causing a propane shortage in the Midwest and Northeast.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:23 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  disaster relief, newsletter, States

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Seahawks, Broncos will pay New Jersey taxes

The “jock tax” means Peyton Manning will owe New Jersey about $57,000 next year.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Jersey, newsletter, States, taxes

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Map: Where tea partiers live, by state

Alaska is home to the most, per capita. New York, the least.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:05 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, map, maps, Montana, New Jersey, New York, newsletter, North Dakota, Rankings, tea party, wyoming

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Michigan Tea Partiers want to end full-time legislature

A group of tea party conservatives wants to end Michigan’s full-time legislature.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  legislature, Michigan, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014

These 5 maps show unions are losing ground in the states

Union membership, as a share of all jobs, fell in 43 states over the past decade.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  maps, newsletter, Rankings, States, unions

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/26/2014

Education spending balloons, but students in some states get more money than others

The District of Columbia spends three times more per student than Utah does.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, newsletter, States

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/25/2014

Why Indiana’s push to require cursive writing education could be a good thing

Some studies show cursive may be good for brain development.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, indiana, legislature, newsletter

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 01/24/2014

With Utah on board, a majority of states now back Medicaid expansion

Utah on Thursday became the 26th state to agree to expand the program for low-income residents.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:54 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  medicaid, medicaid expansion, obamacare, Utah

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Smith & Wesson protests California gun law

The gun manufacturer won’t sell its new semiautomatic pistol in the Golden State.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:40 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, gun control, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/24/2014

How states spend their cash, in 5 maps

For the third time in the last four years, states spent more than they brought in.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, health, Revenue, spending, States, Transportation

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Republicans to tighten rules on primary calendar

The Republican National Committee will compress its presidential nominating contest.

By Reid Wilson  |  05:07 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, conventions, republicans

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/23/2014

For governors, it’s okay to call it a comeback

Higher tax revenue means governors can highlight good news -- for now.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, budgets, California, Hawaii, Michigan, newsletter, Ohio, state of the state, States

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 01/23/2014

The federal government says Nebraska has a month to repay $22 million in aid

The state is on the hook for a ‘bungled’ attempt at privatizing foster care, Nebraska’s auditor says.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:14 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nebraska, newsletter

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/23/2014

15 ways to make voting easier

Common-sense solutions from the bipartisan commission on election administration.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election administration, elections, newsletter, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/23/2014

A partial list of the things Florida lawmakers might make secret

The start of the session may be a month and a half away, but secrecy is already on the agenda.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Florida, legislature

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 01/22/2014

The most corrupt state(s) in America

Ranking the most corrupt states depends on how you define corruption.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:28 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Corruption, newsletter, Rankings, States

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/22/2014

South Carolina’s governor is getting expanded powers

The effort is described as the largest restructuring of the state government in 20 years.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  governor, legislature, newsletter, South Carolina

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Watch Alaska’s House speaker welcome back lawmakers with a cow bell joke

There are three things you have to know in order to understand this political insider’s joke from Alaska.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, Humor, legislature

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Missouri Republicans want to jail federal agents over gun laws

A bill before the state Senate would send federal officers to jail. A court challenge would be almost certain.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:06 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, gun rights, Missouri, States

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Colorado initiative would mandate pre-wedding education

An anti-divorce group is pushing to require 10 hours of education before marriage.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, marriage, States

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/22/2014

The 11 most dangerous states for drivers

Eleven states received a red rating, according to the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  map, maps, newsletter, Rankings, States, Transportation

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Christie’s other problem: Rebuilding a campaign team

Chris Christie sent his campaign manager packing. Now he has slim pickings for a new manager.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, campaigns, Chris Christie, elections, New Jersey, newsletter, States

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 01/21/2014

More than a third of Republicans in Oregon’s House are leaving, says report

The Oregonian reports on “an exodus of Republican lawmakers leaving at the end of next year.”

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:17 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  legislature, Oregon, republicans

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 01/21/2014

States take action on immigration as Congress stalls

At a time of federal inaction, state legislatures are taking the lead on immigration reform.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:54 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration, newsletter, States

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Snowstorms have hit New England state budgets hard

Some states are well on their way to spend more than planned to deal with winter weather.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budgets, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, newsletter, Rhode Island, VERMONT

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/21/2014

New Mexico session preview: Lowered expectations

A budget surplus takes pressure off the state legislature.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:40 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Marijuana, minimum wage, New Mexico, States

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Snowy special election will decide control of Virginia Senate

Four to seven inches of snow are expected in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, where polls are open until 7 p.m.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:20 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, States, virginia

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Is your state solvent?

A look at a new measure of state fiscal conditions.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:05 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, budgets, newsletter, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Alaska Session Preview: What to do about a $2 billion revenue hole

The $2 billion dip in revenues is the result of new oil tax cuts as well as dropping prices and production.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, budget, legislature, legislatures, Revenue

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Iowa’s Republican governor opens assault on his state party

Gov. Terry Branstad is feuding with activists loyal to ex-Rep. Ron Paul.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:12 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iowa, newsletter, States

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Obama: There are ‘legitimate reasons’ to worry about federal overreach

Obama, in his own words, on states’ rights and marijuana.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue states, Marijuana, Obama, pot, red states, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/18/2014

Arizona session preview: Rethinking child protection

A scandal in the adoption and child services bureau has Arizona legislators taking action.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, session preview, States

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 01/17/2014

America hates the Seahawks

Seattle’s regional isolation works against them in playoff fandom.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:24 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  football, graphics, maps, States

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Here’s a sampling of local projects funded by the $1.1 trillion spending bill

A roundup of local projects in four states that will receive a combined $20 billion in funds.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:24 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, budget, budget deal, budgets, California, federal funding, washington, West Virginia

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Brown to declare California drought emergency as Western water woes intensify

Gov. Jerry Brown will make the declaration at a news conference Friday.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, climate change, drought, Environment, newsletter, States, weather

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 01/17/2014

The best state capitol reporters in America

The state capital reporters to follow in each of the 50 states.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:06 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  best of, newsletter, Rankings, States

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Population growth in New Mexico is approaching zero—and other bad signs

A presentation from one of the state’s top economists shows the dire state of the state.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:50 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  demographics, Economic mobility, economy, income inequality, jobs, labor, New Mexico, population

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 01/16/2014

A congressional trio wants voting laws in four states back under federal watch

The bill reinstates oversight lost when the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the decades-old Voting Rights Act in June.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  05:14 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, Congress, elections, georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, texas, voting rights

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Medicaid expansion takes a hit in Arkansas

Republicans have won a special election that puts a unique solution to Medicaid expansion at risk.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:16 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, medicaid expansion, obamacare, States

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 01/16/2014

South Carolina could soon see its biggest government restructuring in 20 years

It would move human resources and information technology into a new cabinet-level agency.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:49 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  governor, legislature legislatures, South Carolina

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Three states are reconsidering, while one ends, contracts with HealthCare.gov maker

At least four states are reevaluating their contracts with CGI Federal, the contractor behind HealthCare.gov.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:45 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hawaii, health care, Massachusetts, North Carolina, obamacare, VERMONT

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Republican governors taking comfort in improving economic conditions

A governor’s policies don’t matter much in a global economy. But when jobs return, political fortunes rise.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, elections, Florida, governors, newsletter, Ohio, Pennsylvania, States, wisconsin

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/16/2014

New Mexico’s Martinez gets high marks in two polls

Susana Martinez’s approval rating is in positive territory in two polls.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, New Mexico, States, susana martinez

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 01/15/2014

The N.H. House just became the first state body to OK pot sales, group says

The vote comes just two weeks after the historic beginning of legal sales in Colorado.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  05:41 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  legislature, Marijuana, New Hampshire, pot

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 01/15/2014

South Carolina session preview: First up, dealing with a ‘mega potato farm’

Billions of gallons of public water are at stake.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:51 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, budgets, health care, Healthcare, legislature, legislatures, obamacare, session preview, South Carolina

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Maryland’s O’Malley will push for minimum wage hike

The governor will use his last legislative session to promote the wage hike.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:24 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, minimum wage, States

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/15/2014

New Hampshire session preview: Expect fights over guns, the death penalty and pot

Expect some big fights out of the small state.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  casinos, gambling, guns, health care, Healthcare, legislature, legislatures, Marijuana, medicaid, New Hampshire, pot, session preview

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 01/15/2014

The great American pizza map(s)

Where do you order from? If you’re in the Northwest, it’s probably Papa Murphy’s. Little Caesar’s owns Michigan.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:42 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  demographics, newsletter, pizza, Rankings, States, who we are

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Judges order California to come up with prison solution

A panel of federal judges is putting the squeeze on California after negotiations broke down.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:56 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, prisons, States

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Think Congress is polarized? Half the states are worse.

But, don’t worry, in most states, a single party has control of everything.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:06 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, Congress, legislature, legislatures, newsletter, politics

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Hawaii Session Preview: Lawmakers return today to talk cooling schools

The state will take up policies both familiar and unique.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, education, Hawaii, health care, Healthcare, legislature, legislatures, obamacare, session preview

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 01/14/2014

A fourth of state lawmakers are women — a stat that hasn’t changed in five years

No state can claim a truly gender-equal legislature.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:22 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  demographics, legislature, legislatures, map, maps, Rankings, women

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 01/14/2014

South Dakota Session Preview: Making peace, with cash

A budget windfall will help make the peace in South Dakota.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:33 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, medicaid expansion, obamacare, session preview, South Dakota, States

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 01/14/2014

In some parts of the country, there was no recession

A new report offers a granular look at the recession and recovery.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:09 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Counties, economy, newsletter, recession

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014

GOPAC to name new legislative leaders

The long-time Republican farm team is picking new coaches.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, elections, gopac, newsletter, republicans

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014

Michigan session preview: What to do with a $1.3 billion surplus

Tax cuts could be on the horizon.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, budgets, Michigan, session preview, surplus, tax, tax cut, tax cuts

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Maine session preview: Rehashing a Medicaid fight

A tough session awaits Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) and the Democrat-controlled legislature.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:27 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, budgets, Maine, medicaid expansion, session preview

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Iowa Session Preview: Looking to November

A raft of top-tier races this November has legislators wary of taking up an ambitious agenda.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, campaigns, elections, Iowa, session preview, taxes

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 01/13/2014

In 15 states, deeply underwater foreclosures still reign

In those states, deeply underwater foreclosures are more prevalent than those with equity.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:20 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Florida, housing, maps, Nevada, newsletter

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Sen. John McCain is full of great admiration

The Arizona senator seems to look up to an awful lot of people, places and things.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Humor

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Washington Session Preview: It’s Rodney Tom’s world

Two Democrats who caucus with Republicans will drive the agenda -- for the moment.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:19 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, pensions, session preview, States, taxes, washington

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/12/2014

By week’s end, half the states will have begun their 2014 sessions

More than 1,400 lawmakers in 11 states get back to work this week.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  legislature, legislatures, newsletter

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 01/11/2014

Jerry Brown no fan of legalized marijuana

California voters may eventually see a legalization initiative on the ballot, but the governor won’t be behind it.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:51 AM ET, 01/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, legalization, Marijuana, States

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Colorado lawmakers to feds: Let marijuana businesses bank

The state-sanctioned industry is still federally prohibited, making it hard for businesses to bank.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:22 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Marijuana, newsletter, pot

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Kentucky session preview: Rolling the dice

Casino gambling could be the answer to Kentucky’s budget woes.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:04 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, casinos, gambling, Kentucky, session preview, States, taxes

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Thirty states are raising pre-kindergarten funding

In all, states are increasing funding nearly 7 percent this fiscal year.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:17 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  educ, education, maps, Rankings, States

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Maine becomes second state to require GMO labels

Two states have passed legislation requiring the labels, but they need other states to follow suit.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:13 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  genetically modified foods, gmo, Maine, newsletter, States

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Federal funds at risk over ‘serious failure’ in N.C. food stamp program

More than 6,000 households had been waiting more than three months on benefits, the USDA said in a December letter.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:08 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  food aid, Food Stamps, newsletter, North Carolina

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Vermont Session Preview: A budget gap and a heroin crisis

As Vermont’s lawmakers reconvene, two issues loom large: a $70 million budget gap and widespread drug abuse.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, deficit, drug use, drugs, session preview, VERMONT

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/10/2014

California Democrats will push background checks for ammunition

A top state senator is pushing to require background checks on ammunition purchases.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, gun control, newsletter, States

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Brown proposes billions in new spending, cautiously, as economy improves

Brown’s proposal includes $10 billion in added school funding, but some Democratic pet projects are left out.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:07 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, California, economy, education, high-speed rail, newsletter, States, Transportation

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Rhode Island Session Preview: A tough ‘hangover’ awaits lawmakers

Ocean State voters may remember some of this year’s fights from 2013.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, income inequality, pension, pension reform, pensions, Poverty, Rhode Island, session preview, tax, tax reform, taxes

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/09/2014

South Carolina’s Haley pitches education reform package

The governor wants $160 million for a modest reform proposal.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, education reform, South Carolina, States

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/09/2014

The fastest and slowest Internet speeds in America

If you live in Ephrata, Wash., or Kansas City, download whatever you want.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  broadband, internet, newsletter, Rankings, States

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Christie to speak on bridge-closing scandal

The New Jersey governor will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. ET.

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  08:11 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 01/09/2014

New Jersey’s newspapers are not kind to Christie

Nearly every one of the 16 New Jersey front pages listed on the Newseum website splashily features the scandal.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  07:38 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Christie, New Jersey, New York, scandal

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Massachusetts session preview: A full policy plate for 2014

Minimum wage and reforming the state’s unemployment insurance system could be up first.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ballot initiatives, gambling, gun control, gun rights, guns, Massachusetts, minimum wage, session preview, Unemployment, unemployment benefits

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Alaska could become the third state to legalize marijuana—as soon as August

A group says it’s turned in more than 50 percent more signatures than are necessary to qualify.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  07:02 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, ballot initiatives, initiatives, Marijuana

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Raising minimum wage doesn’t affect employment, in 3 charts (and 2 McDonald’s meals)

What happens when you raise the minimum wage? Very little, actually.

By Jeff Simon  |  04:06 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  minimum wage

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Colorado GOP wants to skirt campaign contribution limits

The party is asking the Secretary of State to treat them like a super PAC.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bcra, campaign finance, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, elections, newsletter, States, super pacs

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 01/08/2014

What your beer says about your politics, in one chart

Hipster beers are for Democrats. Lites are for Republicans. And scotch drinkers vote.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:02 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alcohol, beer, favorite, newsletter, Rankings, spirits, States

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Maine’s governor wants to make it easier for children to work

“That’s one big ill we can clean up — if we allowed our children to be able to work at an earlier age, part time,” he said.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:41 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  labor, Maine, newsletter

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Session Preview: Pennsylvania GOP looks to close a deficit in an election year

Republicans will have to navigate a political minefield of spending cuts and tax hikes as they seek to close a budget hole.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, deficit, deficits, education, Pennsylvania, pension, pension reform, pensions, session preview

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Session preview: Colorado’s (limited) bipartisanship

Colorado legislators will work together on education funding, and against each other everywhere else.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:20 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Colorado, education, gun control, gun rights, session preview, States

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: Ohio could tackle economic, gun and election policies

Ohio’s legislature has a lot on its plate this year.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:58 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Campaigns and Elections, election, election law, election reform, elections, Gun, gun rights, income tax, Ohio, session preview, tax, taxes

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: Missouri debates how much, not whether, to cut taxes

After failing to override a veto last year, Republicans are scaling back tax cut plans.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, medicaid expansion, Missouri, obamacare, session preview, tax cuts, taxes

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: A $5B budget and a Senate showdown in Mississippi

The Mississippi state legislature kicks off its three-month session on Tuesday, with a contentious Senate primary looming.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:40 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, education, legislature, Mississippi, senate, session preview

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: In Idaho, education’s a top priority

Education and health care will take center stage during the 2014 session.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, health, Healthcare, Idaho, legislature, medicaid, medicaid expansion, session preview

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: Nebraska governor’s last lap

Dueling tax reform proposals will dominate Gov. Dave Heineman’s final legislative session.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, budget, health care, medicaid, Nebraska, obamacare, prisons, session preview, States, taxes

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Medical marijuana initiative likely headed for Florida ballot

Organizers say they will hit their signature goals by next week.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Florida, Marijuana, newsletter, States

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Rep. DeGette touts legal marijuana in fundraising e-mail

The e-mail reflects a shift in public attitudes in Colorado and the nation.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Marijuana, newsletter, pot

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session preview: Delayed by cold, Indiana has gay marriage and taxes on tap

When the session does begin, one of the biggest headlines will be over whether lawmakers approve a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  indiana, legislature, medicaid, medicaid expansion, same sex marriage, same-sex, session preview, tax, tax cuts, taxes

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: Virginia’s new beginnings

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe will press Republicans on Medicaid expansion.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, medicaid expansion, minimum wage, obamacare, session preview, States, virginia

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Session Preview: California’s new gold rush

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats will debate how to spend $2.2 billion in surpluses.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:19 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, California, pre-kindergarten, prisons, session preview, States, surplus, water

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Session Preview: Maryland, where politics comes first

Politics will dominate as Democrats jockey for position.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, Maryland, minimum wage, obamacare, session preview, States

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 01/06/2014

Supreme Court pauses same-sex marriages in Utah pending appeal

Utah is appealing a federal judge’s December ruling.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:27 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, same sex marriage, States, Utah

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 01/06/2014

In some states, nearly half of job-seekers are long-term unemployed

In New Jersey, Florida and the District of Columbia, they make up more than 45 percent of the unemployed, according to new data.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:19 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, jobless, jobs, newsletter, Unemployment, unemployment benefits

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 01/06/2014

In search of the best state capital political reporters in the country

In search of the best state capital reporter Twitter list ever.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:56 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  best of, list, Rankings, reporters, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/06/2014

How much does marijuana cost in the U.S.?

Anonymously-collected data shows good weed is cheapest on the West Coast.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marijuana, Rankings, States

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/05/2014

Nearly 2,400 state lawmakers return to work this week

Sessions begin in 19 states.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, Idaho, indiana, Legislation, legislature, legislatures, newsletter

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 01/04/2014

Boeing machinists agree to 777X contract on narrow vote

The vote guarantees Boeing will build two major airliners in the Puget Sound region, saving 20,000 jobs -- and perhaps Gov. Jay Inslee’s political career.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:24 AM ET, 01/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  777x, boeing, labor, machinists, newsletter, States, union, washington

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/04/2014

Nevada Supreme Court will decide whether strippers owe entertainment taxes

The court will hear arguments over whether the state can tax exotic dance clubs.

By Reid Wilson  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Courts, first amendment, Nevada, States, strip clubs

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Kentucky Republicans aim to reel in governor’s power in wake of Obamacare

After Gov. Steve Beshear embraced Obamacare, Republicans will pitch a constitutional amendment to scale back his powers.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:13 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, Kentucky, newsletter, obamacare, States

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Gay marriage supporters ask Sotomayor to reject Utah’s request for a ban

The state fails to make its case for a temporary ban on gay marriages, attorneys representing gay couples argued Friday.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:48 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay, gay marriage, gay rights, gays, newsletter, same sex marriage, same-sex, supreme court, Utah

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 01/03/2014

States have passed unprecedented number of abortion restrictions since 2011

A new study shows more abortion restrictions went into effect in the last three years than in the decade beforehand.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:12 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, choice, pro-choice, pro-life, social issues, States

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Colorado gun company says new law is forcing relocation to Texas, Wyoming

Magpul is the latest in a string of companies that say they are moving because of new state restrictions.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:04 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ballot initiatives, Colorado, Gun, gun control, gun rights, guns, newsletter

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Which U.S. states are booming, in 4 charts

In its latest annual report, Atlas Van Lines shows where Americans are moving.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  demographics, newsletter, Rankings, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Number of recalls down in 2013

With partisan tensions seemingly at all-time highs, the recall is becoming a more overt political tool.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, newsletter, recalls, States

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Pennsylvania’s Corbett will drop lottery privatization plan

Corbett is dropping one of his top legislative priorities for lack of support.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:22 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gambling, governors, lottery, newsletter, Pennsylvania, privatization, States

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Early figures suggest number of traffic fatalities fell in 2013

Traffic fatalities continued to trend downward in 2013, according to early reports.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:26 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsletter, public health, Rankings, States, Transportation

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/02/2014

In Hawaii, a Democratic Party divided

A controversial Senate appointment has state Democrats divided along racial and generational faults.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, Hawaii, newsletter, States

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 01/02/2014

Marijuana legalization in Colorado reflects a maturing industry

Twenty years ago, the marijuana business was entirely underground. Now it’s maturing into a multi-million dollar professional industry.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:07 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Marijuana

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 01/02/2014

New Mexico legislature will take up Navajo gambling agreement

The proposal would allow the tribe to build two new casinos.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:11 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gambling, gaming, New Mexico, newsletter, States

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 01/01/2014

Critical vote looms for Boeing Machinists

Boeing’s Machinists will take a high-stakes vote on Friday that will decide the fate of 20,000 jobs.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:01 AM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boeing, economy, jobs, labor, Missouri, South Carolina, States, unions, Utah, washington

 

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