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Yesterday | National Conference of State Legislat...

imgThe Canvass

Compilation of election returns and validation of the outcome that forms the basis of the official results by a political subdivision.

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Wednesday | Fox News

Payday Loans More Costly By Where You Live

Certain states nationwide do not impose interest rate caps on payday loans, meaning residents can be paying more than double in certain cases for the same borrowed amount.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Idaho payday loan interest rates highest in nation at 582% - Mon, 21 Apr 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - Idaho has the highest payday loan interest rates in the nation at 582 percent, according to a new study by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Idaho, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter, Boise, ID, Charitable Organizations

NJ.com

Technology key to improving NJ elections: Opinion

In New Jersey, politics is a contact sport. It should come as a great disappointment that New Jersey was just ranked 37th in the nation for the administration of our elections.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Charitable Organizations, Columbia, NJ, Delaware, NJ, Opinion

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Detroit News

Pew study: 'Gotcha' issues persist at banks

The nation's biggest banks are doing a better job of clearly disclosing key terms and fees on checking accounts, but more rules are needed to protect consumers from 'gotcha' overdraft fees and from signing away rights for settling disputes, according to a new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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USA Today

States with highest, lowest payday loan rates

Idaho, Nevada and Utah have among the nation's highest interest rates for payday loans, according to a report.

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The Miami Herald

ID, NV, UT have among highest payday loan rates

The study, released this week by the Pew Charitable Trusts, found their rates are so high mainly because they're among only seven states that impose no legal limits on them.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Awards Grants for New School Food Service Equipment to Help Schools Dish Up Healthy Meals

In December, USDA awarded $11 million in grants to the District of Columbia, Guam and 14 states.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Education Etc., Charitable Organizations, Life, Food, Nutrition

TheDay.Com

Grants will upgrade state's school kitchens

Connecticut will receive $278,079 as part of $25 million in grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help schools purchase kitchen equipment needed to provide nutritious lunches and breakfasts.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Family, Kids, Charitable Organizations

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Study: Utah has among nation's highest payday loan rates

Utahns pay among the nation's highest interest rates for payday loans - mainly because it is one of seven states that impose no legal limits on them.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

Pew: - Gotcha' rules still needed at banks

The nation's biggest banks are doing a better job of clearly disclosing key terms and fees on checking accounts – but more rules are needed to protect consumers from "gotcha" overdraft fees and from signing away rights for settling disputes, according to a new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Business Journal

How much payday loans cost in Missouri vs. Illinois

The average two-week cost of a $300 payday loan is $56 in Missouri and $47 in Illinois, according to a new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Missouri Government, Charitable Organizations

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Domestic Fuel

U.S. Clean Energy Struggling from Policy Uncertainty

According to research from The Pew Charitable Trusts , the U.S. clean energy sector continues to be buffeted by policy uncertainty with 2013 investment down 9 percent from 2012 to $36.7 billion.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, Charitable Organizations

Mon Apr 14, 2014

TheCourier.com

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UP: In a swing state like Ohio, running elections efficiently and smoothly is critical.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Findlay, OH, Opinion

Wall Street Journal

Nonprofits Caught in Pension Crossfire

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation, created by a Texas billionaire and his wife, has made a name for itself since 2011 by funding research on the fiscal health of public pensions.

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Best of New Orleans

A payday - for lenders

If you're one of the many Louisianans living paycheck to paycheck, this is how it goes: The rent is past due, or you're so far behind on your utility bill the power is about to be cut off.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Charitable Organizations, Baton Rouge, LA, Bogalusa, LA, New Orleans, LA

Bradenton.com

Pew: 'Gotcha' rules still needed at banks

The nation's biggest banks are doing a better job of clearly disclosing key terms and fees on checking accounts, but more rules are needed to protect consumers from "gotcha" overdraft fees and from signing away rights for settling disputes, according to a new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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The Citizens' Voice

Researcher: Act 47 exit timetable a needed step

State lawmakers are headed in the right direction by creating a timetable for Scranton and other fiscally distressed cities to leave Act 47 status, a researcher who studies urban issues said.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA, Pennsylvania, Charitable Organizations, Hazleton, PA, Nanticoke, PA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Tallahassee Democrat

Our Opinion: Voting rights

But then, considering the voter purges, the restrictions on voting, the subsequent backtracking and the inevitable Election Day foul-ups, has this state's voting record ever really been out of the headlines? The Pew Charitable Trusts issued a report on voter access and found Florida lagging behind much of the rest of the country.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Rick Scott, US Governors, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Opinion

Medford Mail Tribune

Pew: Banks are doing better on 'gotcha' fees

The nation's biggest banks are doing a better job of clearly disclosing key terms and fees on checking accounts, but more rules are needed to protect consumers from "gotcha" overdraft fees and from signing away rights for settling disputes, according to a new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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