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Date: Wed Jun 04 12:37:49 MDT 2014

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States Push to Make Voting More Convenient

State legislatures have seen dozens of bills related to election reform so far in 2014. And unlike recent years, most of them are trying to make it easier to vote.

States Trying to Get Drugs to the Dying Faster

A few states want to make experimental drugs available to terminally ill people without the FDA's approval -- an idea popularized by the movie "Dallas Buyers Club." Critics say the laws could be harmful to public health.

Report: Women Missing from Utah Politics

Women in Utah aren’t as politically engaged as their peers in other states. Current and former elected officials want to change that.


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June 4, 2014

How Much Each State Has to Cut Carbon Emissions Under New EPA Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency used a formula that considers where states are now and where they could be by 2030, leading to wide variation in emissions targets.


Today's Headlines from Around the Nation

What Happens When a Polling Place Runs Out of Ballots
N.M.'s King Made a Comeback to Face Gov. Martinez
Iowa's GOP Gov. Terry Branstad Breezes to Victory
Alabama Governor Wins GOP Nomination
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown to Face Neel Kashkari
Calif. Republicans Leading Key Legislative Races
Illinois Term Limit Initiative Qualifies for a Ballot Vote
Fla. Governor Signs the Largest Budget in State History
Mass. Sues Fannie, Freddie for Failing to Comply
Detroit Aid Package Awaiting Governor's Signature
Health & Human Services
Is Missouri's Declining Medicaid Caseload a Good Thing?
The Latest Health Care Reform: Planning for Death
Students Win Hackathon for Homeless Shelter App
New Texas Laws Are Keeping Kids Out of Court
Cutting Costs in Corrections with Video Collaboration

The costs of prisons, jails, probation, parole, court proceedings and other corrections expenses are becoming increasingly burdensome for state and local governments. Video collaboration technology can cut these costs while reducing security risks and helping inmates assimilate back into society once their time is served. Read this brief and find out how the Pennsylvania Courts System saves $21 million a year with collaboration technologies.

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Is California on the Freeway to Fiscal Sanity?

Gov. Jerry Brown is working hard to break the state's cycle of boom and bust. The voters seem to like his ideas.


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