From: NCSL TODAY
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: July 15: Will prizes encourage saving?
Date: Tue Jul 15 14:39:09 MDT 2014
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Strengthening States for 40 Years

TOP NEWS  July 15, 2014

To encourage saving, some states allow prizes
Stateline
Four states—Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina and Washington—now allow credit unions to offer cash prizes as an incentive to encourage people to save more. NCSL's Qiana Flores quoted.

Bill would tighten up buffer zone rules
The Boston Globe
Three weeks after the Supreme Court struck down the Massachusetts buffer zone law, the state’s top lawmakers are backing legislation designed to curb obstruction and harassment outside abortion clinics.

'Six Californias' may be headed to 2016 ballot
San Francisco Chronicle
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper will submit signatures Tuesday to put what could be one of the most dramatic startups ever on the ballot - a plan to divide California into six states.

La. school board leaders propose Common Core plan
Baton Rouge Advocate
Three leaders of the state’s top school board have  proposed a onetime use of controversial Common Core test questions for the 2014-15 school year, as well as traditional Louisiana exam questions, in a bid to strike a compromise with Gov. Bobby Jindal.


Wyoming science standards law sparks national debate
Wyoming Eagle Tribune
Members of the State Board of Education recently voted to halt all further review work on Wyoming's science standards until the Legislature ends its prohibition of the Next Generation Science Standards.

Some South Florida docs refuse to accept ACA
The Miami Herald
Nearly one million Floridians enrolled in a private health plan through the ACA exchange but some are finding that some physicians refuse to honor their coverage — even when the doctors are included in the plan’s provider network.
 
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