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Subject: How Early Should We Teach Financial Literacy?
Date: Tue May 20 12:47:11 MDT 2014

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Why's the SEC Asking Governments to Tell on Themselves?

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

Why's Vermont's Minimum-Wage Law Kind of a Big Deal?

It's the latest state to raise the minimum wage and the first this year that already linked automatic increases to inflation.

How Did Mexico Pass a Soda Tax?

It's something more than 30 U.S. states and cities have tried and failed to do.


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May 20, 2014

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.


Today's Headlines from Around the Nation

Another Win for Gay Marriage in Oregon
Minnesota Must Lift Limits on Political Donations, Court Rules
Idaho Primary to Reveal Tea Party's Impact
From GMO's to Bonds, Oregon Primary Is Primarily Local
Pennsylvanians Pick Corbett's Challenger in Primary
Philadelphia May Stop Forcing Politicians to Resign to Run for Another Office
State Legislature Primaries to Watch in Kentucky
Key State, Local Races to Watch in Georgia Primary
5 Things to Watch in the Arkansas Primary
Connecticut Republicans Nominate Businessman Tom Foley for Governor
Koch Brothers Group Prepares Attack on Detroit Bankruptcy Deal
Oklahoma Finally Has a Budget Deal
Management & Labor
Florida to Create an Agency for State Technology. Will It Work?
Public Safety & Justice
Police Chief Resigns over Racist Remarks About Obama
Court: Georgia Can Keep Execution Drugmakers Secret
Why Is Illinois Still Arresting People for Pot, Despite Decriminalization?
Kentucky Wants Its Hemp
Why Texas' Department of Public Safety Is Getting Ripped
Judge: North Carolina's Plan to Eliminate Teacher Tenure Unconstitutional
Going Mobile, Sans Security Breaches

As budgets tighten and health and social services organizations need to do more with their existing resources, they are looking to mobile technologies to increase employee productivity and deliver better and faster assistance to constituents. However, smartphones, tablets and laptops present an opportunity to gain access to significant amounts of data containing personally identifiable information, making organizations vulnerable to cybercrime. Learn how to go mobile while protecting your organization's data in this issue brief.

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Why the FCC Should Stay Out of the Local Broadband Business

The federal regulator wants to make it easier for local governments to become Internet providers. That would be a blow to state-level federalism and a bad deal for taxpayers.


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