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Should parking lots be taxed to fund bike paths?
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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is expected to introduce in the coming days his plan for shoring up transit and road funding in the Commonwealth. His former transportation director has been offering some ideas too. James Aloisi, who served as Massachusetts Transportation Secretary in 2009 for less than a year, recently wrote a three-part-series outlining his thoughts on how the state can help fund transportation projects, and in particular, end the massive shortfalls facing the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. More

Oklahoma insurance study cites uninsured driver costs
The Associated Press via KWTV-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A study by the Oklahoma Insurance Department suggests Oklahoma is losing $8.8 million annually in state revenue from uninsured drivers. Department Chief Actuary Frank Stone prepared the analysis using data provided by the Insurance Research Council, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. More

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How Philadelphia-area schools are reassessing safety, preparedness    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When it comes to student safety, the North Penn School District is cutting-edge, with security staff, emergency drills, camera surveillance, buzzer entry, radios integrated with county dispatch and a full-time safety coordinator. But many of those measures were in place at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 children and six educators were gunned down in 10 minutes. More

California pleas for end to feds' control of prisons
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Gov. Jerry Brown's recent declaration that California has solved its prison overcrowding problem is part of a bold move to wrest control of the nation's largest corrections system back from the federal courts and their appointed overseers. But experts say there is a slim chance of that. More

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City of Ithaca, N.Y., billed $196,000 in Miller lawsuit    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The cost of defending itself in a federal lawsuit brought by a suspended police officer continues to mount for the City of Ithaca as its defense team prepares for a retrial ordered by the judge. The city has received bills totaling more than $196,000 from defense lawyers and a firm providing expert witnesses in the case brought by Christopher Miller, the officer fired in 2010 for not listing previous work on his job application. More

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Old city insurance was almost bankrupt
The Charleston Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In 2005, "Charleston's insurance plan was going bust," said City Manager David Molgaard. Employees had filed a million dollars more in claims than the Charleston, W. Va.'s insurance company had predicted. The next year, employees got a raise, but also got hit by an insurance premium hike that almost wiped out their raise. More

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Snellville, Ga., pays $15,000 to settle Swinney lawsuit    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The City of Snellville, Ga., paid $15,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by Snellville resident Marilyn Swinney involving Mayor Kelly Kautz's alleged violation of her civil rights in July of 2012. A little over $10,000 will be sent out to Swinney, while $4,500 will be sent to Georgia State University professor Kelly Timmons, a Constitutional law specialist, for her review and opinions regarding the viability of the claims, according to City Manager Butch Sanders. More

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