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2 hrs ago | The Reporter

Proposal by Lois Wolk would require changing tables in new, renovated restrooms

The State Senate voted 31-1 today to approve Senate Bill 1358 by State Senator Lois Wolk, D-Solano, which requires baby diaper changing tables be installed in men's and women's restrooms in restaurants, department stores and other frequently visited public areas in California.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Parenting, Family

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Government Executive

States Clear Way for Crowdfunding

This piece originally ran on Stateline , a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, Charitable Organizations, Madison, WI

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Water conservation strategy should consider health, cost and community concerns, too

In April, California Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order asking residents to reduce their water consumption by 20 percent.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Charitable Organizations

Christian Science Monitor

Overdraft protection: Should you have it?

A man uses an ATM machine of Bank Asya in Istanbul. Whether or not you choose overdraft protection should depend on how often you overdraw your account, but NerdWallet generally recommends avoiding it.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Washington Post

Billionaire's Pension Push Makes Him Workers? Bane: Muni Credit

When Kentucky, with the country's second-lowest funded pension system, set out to bolster the plan last year, it sought recommendations from Pew Charitable Trusts, funded in part by Houston billionaire John Arnold.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Charitable Organizations, Retirement, Energy, Enron, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Local Tech Wire

Growing number of states clear way for crowdfunding

Editor's note: WRAL TechWire has covered aggressively the issue of crowdfunding legislation in North Carolina.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Charitable Organizations, Journalism

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Louisiana tax revenue still lags behind 2008 levels

Louisiana tax revenue collections has not returned to 2008 levels yet, according to the PEW Charitable Trusts.

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TheStreet.com

Generation X Needs to Get Serious About Retirement

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Mozilla, Charitable Organizations, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Independent Herald

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.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia, Virginia Government, Charitable Organizations

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Charitable Organizations, John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, Medicaid, Health

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 .

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Related Topix: North Carolina, North Carolina Government, Cherry (Charlotte, NC), Charitable Organizations

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)

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Related Topix: Falmouth, ME, Charitable Organizations

Sun Aug 17, 2014

UnionLeader.com

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation

Sat Aug 16, 2014

CSP

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.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Charitable Organizations, Florida, Florida Government

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.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

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.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

KOLO-TV Reno

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.

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Medical News

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.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance, Medicine

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