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Governor meets with task force on juvenile justice
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined members of the West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice and representatives from Pew Charitable Trusts to launch a comprehensive review of West Virginia's juvenile justice system.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
New Zealand bans shark finning
New Zealand's Conservation Minister Nick Smith said Wednesday that the move will reinforce the country's reputation for sustainability and environmental protection.
Battle Creek Enquirer
Michigan generous with state worker health benefits
Health plans for state employees in Michigan are more generous compared to the average for state workers nationally, a new report shows.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Silicon Alley Insider
Here's Why North Carolina Keeps Getting Poorer
A recent Brookings Institution report found four North Carolina metro areas fell within the top 10 in the nation for both growth in poor population and growth of poor neighborhoods .
Bangor Daily News
Conservation group completes deal to buy portion of Clapboard Island in Casco Bay
As expected last week , the Maine Coast Heritage Trust officially purchased the northeast half of Clapboard Island from Clapboard Island East LLC on Aug. 15. More than 175 individuals and several organizations supported the $1.4 million acquisition, including lead gifts from the town of Falmouth, the Land for Maine's Future Program and The Pew ... (more)
Sun Aug 17, 2014
NH worker health costs top U.S. list
New Hampshire's average monthly premium cost for state workers is 1 1/2 times that of the national average, according to the first-ever analysis of how much state governments pay to insure employees.
The Macon Telegraph
State covers most of employee health care costs
The data was released by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in a first-of-its-kind state-by-state breakdown of health plan spending for state employees.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Oregon gas tax
As the per-gallon gasoline tax model fails to adequately fund infrastructure repairs, states are testing other approaches to make up for shortfalls.
The Brattleboro Reformer
Study: Vermont state workers pay more in health care premiums
Vermont state employees, on average, pay higher health care premiums than their counterparts in other states, according to a new study from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Weirton Daily Times
West Virginia juvenile justice system study starts
The West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice held its first meeting Friday.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Study of Nevada Health Insurance Under Scrutiny
Nevada officials are challenging a recent study on state employee health insurance benefits, saying Nevada workers pay a much smaller share of their premiums - and much closer to the national average - than the report suggests.
Study finds big range in state workers' health costs
A first-of-its-kind study by two charitable organizations found that states paid nearly $31 billion on employee insurance last year - making it the second largest category of state health care spending after Medicaid.
5 delegates named to juvenile justice task force
House Speaker Tim Miley has appointed five delegates to serve on the West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
US News & World Report
What Happens If the Post Office Is Your Bank
Today, the U.S. Postal Service is best known for delivering packages and letters.
The Fresno Bee
The Buzz: California fruit producers seek more juice with name change
States spent nearly $31 billion to provide health coverage to 2.7 million state employee households in 2013, a small increase from the previous two years, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis released Tuesday by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation.
Texas Accounts For 16 Percent of Children Seeking Asylum Under Controversial Law
Volunteers at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, where the Rio Grande Valley Catholic Charities have a makeshift shelter to help handle the surge of immigrants who have recently crossed into the U.S. It's been two years since the Obama administration implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.
Tennessee state employees face higher health premiums
State employees in Tennessee, on average, pay more per month in health insurance premiums than government employees in other states.
Health insurance for state employees gets another look
It doesn’t have the cheapest premiums or the most expensive. The state is generous to its employees, but not to an extreme.
Report: ND has rich state employee health plans
The report released Tuesday from the Pew Charitable Trusts found that North Dakota state employees get 93 percent of their health care costs covered by insurance.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Report: State offers workers generous health plans
The report by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation was a first-of-its kind survey of state government health insurance plans nationwide.