Bangor Daily News
Starting next summer, Mainers could pay a new 5.5 percent tax on ski lift tickets, cinema admissions, haircuts and time in the tanning booth.
The Washington Post
The State Board of Elections on Monday declared Democrat Mark R. Herring Virginia’s next attorney general, capping a dramatic three-week certification process in the closest statewide race in Virginia history. Herring defeated Republican Mark D. Obenshain by a mere 165 votes out of more than 2 million cast.
New Jersey residents who have abused their spouses and partners would be just as easy to look up as sex offenders under a bill about to be introduced by a state lawmaker.
The Wall Street Journal
Credit-rating firm Moody's Investors Service Inc. kept its negative outlook for the U.S. higher-education sector Monday, citing slow revenue growth, a stagnant labor market and an uncertain regulatory environment.
The venerable Piper Super Cub isn’t being squeezed out, but the face of aviation in Alaska is changing. Once strictly a military tool, unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are now being used in civilian government work and the private sector. Check out NCSL’s research on this topic.
The Michigan Lottery is moving forward with plans to offer online ticket sales despite opposition from some state lawmakers and the attorney general.The state on Monday
it chose two vendors to implement a new iLottery system which could include online, mobile and tablet applications for sales of instant and draw games. The service should be available to players by the fourth quarter of 2014.
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