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Ad Attacks Republican Scott Smith for Ties to Mayors Group

A dark money group released a misleading TV ad that attacks Arizona gubernatorial candidate Scott Smith for liberal policy positions adopted by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Transit Agencies Turn to Alternative Fuels

Both environmental and budget concerns are prompting American municipal transportation agencies to turn away from diesel.

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Can This Year's U.S. Senate Races Impact Gubernatorial Contests?

Senate races can have coattails for gubernatorial contests, but the impact is far from guaranteed.

 

Today's Headlines from Around the Nation

 
Politics
In Pennsylvania's Democratic Primary, Candidates Running for Governor Are Happy to Embrace Obamacare
Flier in Mayoral Campaign in Tennessee Uses Arabic Gibberish
Finance
Corporate Tax Attacks in the States
California Pro Sports Teams Want High-Stakes, Electronic Raffles During Games
Health & Human Services
Oregon May GIve Up on State Health Care Exchange, Join the Feds
Infrastructure & Environment
There Are 1.6 Million Americans Who Still Don’t Have Indoor Plumbing
Texas Family Gets $3 Million for Fracking Damages
Management & Labor
Seattle Mayor's $15 Minimum Wage Plan Hits Snags
Why the Buffalo Bills Won't Have Cheerleaders This Year
An 18.8 Percent Pay Hike for Boston Firefighters
Northwestern University's Campaign to Defeat a Unionization Vote by Football Players
How States Are Helping the Unemployed Find Work
Public Safety & Justice
A 75 mph Speed Limit for Florida?
D.C. GIves Up on Proposal to Make People Wait 24-Hours to Get Tattoos
How a Knitting Class Helps Prisoners
Education
How State Lawmakers Control State Universities
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Illinois' Retreat on Teacher Quality

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