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Friday, April 21, 2017

NEWS IN NUMBERS

10%

Drop in purchases of sugary drinks in Berkeley, Calif., over the first year the city started taxing them. The Bay Area city was the nation's first to approve a so-called soda tax; since then, a handful of others have.
KAISER HEALTH NEWS | APRIL 20, 2017

$3.3 billion

Annual tourism, according to the Perryman Group, that Texas could lose if the legislature passes anti-LGBT bills, including one that would regulate which bathroom transgender people can use.
THE TEXAS TRIBUNE | APRIL 19, 2017

1 cent per milligram

Tax that Congress and the states of Alaska and California are considering levying on prescription opioids such as OxyContin. The revenue would go toward programs to prevent and treat addiction.
KAISER HEALTH NEWS | APRIL 18, 2017

$7 million

Penalty that Virginia and Wisconsin each have to pay the federal government for allegedly making false claims of low error rates in their administration of food stamps. Both states were working with Julie Osnes Consulting at the time.
THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL | APRIL 17, 2017

July 1

Deadline for states, set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to clarify their policy on what happens when parents fall behind on school meal payments. New Mexico, for example, recently became the first to ban "lunch shaming," the practice of making students work for their meals or feeding them less nutritious options.
GOVERNING | APRIL 14, 2017

26

Number of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officers that each earned more than $125,000 in overtime. These officers doubled, sometimes tripled, their base salaries.
NJ ADVANCE MEDIA | APRIL 13, 2017

Fewer than 12,200

People who were caught illegally crossing the Southwest border of the United States last month, which is the lowest number in 17 years.
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES | APRIL 12, 2017

1960s

The last time, until this year, when the New Hampshire House failed to pass a state budget, which means the governor's budget will now go directly to the state Senate without any of the House's changes.
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER | APRIL 11, 2017

60%

Drop in Seattle police officers' use of moderate and high-level force since 2011, when the Justice Department released a scathing report on SPD and ordered the city to adopt new policies and training to reduce excessive force.
TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE | APRIL 10, 2017

$12 million

Amount Michigan has spent defending itself in cases involving the Flint water crisis. Part of the money has gone to Flint to reimburse the city for legal costs it also incurred.
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS | APRIL 7, 2017

64 cents

What women in Wyoming are paid for every dollar that men make, which is the largest gender wage gap of any state.
NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR WOMEN & FAMILIES | APRIL 6, 2017

81-44

How Kansas House lawmakers voted on overriding Gov. Brownback's veto to expand Medicaid. The effort was three votes shy of success.
THE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE | APRIL 5, 2017

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

If we shot and killed the illegals trying to sneak into our country those numbers would be even less!

Anonymous said...

Wage gap reported as "amount paid" confirms the liberals' false narrative.

Wage gap reported as "amount earned" is more honest reporting, and not nearly anything to get worked up over.