To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Can Cities and Suburbs Work Together?
Date: Thu Mar 13 12:42:46 MDT 2014

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Report: States Neglect Road Repairs

A new report by Smart Growth America charges that states are spending too much on new roads while existing infrastructure deteriorates.

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As retiree health-care costs soar, maybe state and local governments would be wise to shift some of the burden to Uncle Sam, according to a new report.


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March 13, 2014

Can Cities and Suburbs Work Together?

One Arizona mayor argues it makes more sense to fund cities and their suburbs as large metro areas, rather than as politically separate entities.


Today's Headlines from Around the Nation

Arizona Gov. Brewer Won't Seek Re-Election
Popular Former Florida Governor Dies
How Pot Could Win in Florida
D.C. Mayor Denies Knowing of 'Shadow Campaign' in Annual Address
The Big Change in Texas Elections? More Time.
Health & Human Services
A Fourth State Avoids Federal Food Stamp Cuts
Marijuana Oil Bill Unanimously Passes Kentucky Senate
Infrastructure & Environment
Christie Stops Direct Sales of Tesla Electric Cars
Record Cold Increased Demand for Fuel, Straining Freight Lines
Why the California Drought Is Going to Be Very Expensive for America
Public Safety & Justice
Ohio Allows All First Responders to Carry Life-Saving Heroin Antidote
Florida Gov. Scott Supports In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students
Is it Time for Free Community College?

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Management & Labor

Where State Government Employment Has Dropped, Climbed

New data provides a detailed look at changes in state government employment. Read key takeaways and review data for each state.

Management & Labor

Facing Obamacare Mandate, Governments May Turn to Temps

Many states and localities are cutting their employees' hours to avoid having to offer them health insurance. Some say they'll make up the workload by hiring more temporary workers.


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