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Subject: The Week in Public Finance
Date: Mon Apr 21 12:38:41 MDT 2014

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Renewable Energy Requirements Get a Second Wind

Conservatives were out in force last year trying to roll back requirements for some states to use alternative energy. They failed. Does that mean attitudes on green power are changing?

Is a Constitutional Convention in the Works?

More than 225 years after the first one, states are considering whether to call a second as a way to rein in the feds. But no one really knows what a convention can and can’t do and how it would work.

Pennsylvania’s Work-Based Medicaid Expansion Draws Ire of Health-Care Advocates

Pennsylvania is negotiating a Medicaid expansion proposal with the federal government that, if accepted, would be the only plan yet with work provisions.


News in Numbers

1.4 million

Number of Californians who enrolled in health coverage through the state's insurance exchange, which makes up about one-eighth of both state and federal enrollment on the exchanges.

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April 21, 2014

The Week in Public Finance: Economic Euphemisms, Struggling Cities and Silver Trumps Gold

A roundup of money (and other) news governments can use.


Today's Headlines from Around the Nation

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Extreme Makeover
Rahm Emanuel Sure is Out of Town Often
What Did Nebraska Legislature Do in 2014?
Bankrupt California City Fighting for Right to Withhold Pension Payments
Infrastructure & Environment
Keystone Pipeline's Fate Now in Hands of Nebraska Supreme Court
Portland Will Drain 38 Million-Gallon Reservoir After Teen Urinates in it
Management & Labor
Wisconsin's Collective-Bargaining Limits Upheld in Court
Public Safety & Justice
New Hampshire 1 Vote Shy of Repealing Death Penalty
Police Issue Pot-Smoking Fines at 4/20 Rally in Colorado
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Management & Labor

States Adding the Most Jobs in March

States reporting the strongest job gains last month included Florida, North Carolina and Georgia. See totals for your state.

Better Government

Will Financial Reporting Finally Make Sense?

Paul Volcker and Richard Ravitch’s State Budget Crisis Task Force recommends ways government can make reporting cleaner, clearer and simpler.


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