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Subject: States States Ask Feds for Bigger Budgets to Fix Exchanges
Date: Wed May 21 11:53:29 MDT 2014

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The United Arab Emirates: A Rising Star in E-Government

How the small Middle Eastern country jumped from 49th to 28th in online service delivery should have state and local CIOs in the United States paying close attention.

How Early Should We Teach Financial Literacy?

Chicago's treasurer recently launched her push to make financial literacy a regular piece of the curriculum for grade schoolers.

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A new self-reporting initiative creates a prisoner's dilemma between governments and underwriters.


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The difference in annual salary between a state legislator serving in New Hampshire ($100) and California ($91,000).

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May 21, 2014

Some States Ask Feds for Bigger Budgets to Fix Exchanges

Maryland and Massachusetts, two states with a history of health-care innovation, are seeking approval to spend more money to fix their exchanges before the next enrollment period. Will the feds approve? PLUS: Nevada voted yesterday to become the latest state to dump its health exchange contractor and partner with the feds.


Today's Headlines from Around the Nation

Idaho Governor Holding Off Tea Party Challenger
Ex-Congressman Win Democratic, GOP Nominations for Arkansas Governor
The Toms to Face Off for Pennsylvania Governor
Pennsylvania's Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down
Philly Politicians Must Keep Resigning to Run for Office
Georgia Gov. Deal Easily Wins Primary
Kitzhaber Set to Run for Historic 4th Term as Oregon Governor
Why It's a Lot Better to Be a State Legislator in California Than New Hampshire
Christie Backtracks to Cut Pension Payments
Health & Human Services
Oregon Counties Vote to Ban GMO Crops
Infrastructure & Environment
U.S. Government May Block States from Using Federal Water for Marijuana Cultivation
California Farmers Must Face Climate Change
Public Safety & Justice
McDonnell's Lose Bids for Separate Trials
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Management & Labor

A State and Local Government 'Silver Tsunami' Has Begun

A new survey shows most governments are experiencing more retirements and also hiring more.


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