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Subject: What Corrupt States Spend Their Money On
Date: Fri Jun 06 12:01:26 MDT 2014
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June 6, 2014
 

What Corrupt States Spend Their Money On

A study finds that more corrupt states spend more money on construction, highways and police protections and less on health, education and other public services.

 

Today's Headlines from Around the Nation

 
Politics
Missouri Moves Its Presidential Primary to March
Appeals Court Halts Recognition of Gay Marriages in Utah
Health & Human Services
Governor of Maine Wants Authority to Investigate VA Facilities
Infrastructure & Environment
North Carolina Will Begin Exploring Fracking
Virginia Orders Uber, Lyft to Stop All Operations
Car Sharing Services Like UberX Are Illegal in Miami. But They're Still Around.
Management & Labor
Judge to Decide Constitutionality of Christie's Pension Cuts
There's a New, Better Way to Compare the World's Cities
Public Safety & Justice
City in Colorado Bans Marijuana Sales
Education
2 More States Drop Common Core
Kansas Teachers: No Education Degree Necessary
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