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Polls show growing resolve to live with terror threat
The New York Times
Public opinion surveys conducted since the bombings at the Boston Marathon indicate that most Americans — while convinced future attacks are quite likely — don't feel personally threatened by terrorism, and an increasing share of the public is skeptical about sacrificing personal freedoms for security.
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Medicaid expansion under ACA: State eligibility
This map details each state's uninsured population that could be eligible for Medicaid and each state's expected spending for the ACA's Medicaid expansion. Darker states have higher percentages of uninsured residents who are potentially Medicaid eligible.
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Civil Service: City stands firm on retroactive pay and health insurance; unions not rushing to bargaining table
New York Daily News
The Bloomberg administration picked a cozy venue to outline its surprising proposal to city unions recently. Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway made his speech before the trustees of the Citizens Budget Commission — a group that has backed Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to rein in pension costs and health care costs for municipal workers.
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Colorado wants its own aerial firefighters to combat wildfires
The next time wildfires threaten hundreds of thousands of acres in the Colorado wilderness, as they did in 2012, state officials don't plan to wait for the federal government to show up with helicopters and airborne water tankers to put it out. They want to be ready to handle the situation themselves.
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  SKIDBIKE Debut for Motorcycle Training
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Cuomo could relieve municipal budgets by reforming Scaffold Law
As Gov. Andrew Cuomo crosses the state touting the third on-time budget of his administration, New York's municipalities and schools continue to struggle to make their own budgets work. One critical cost for public institutions is the cost of lawsuits and litigation, which costs municipalities over $1 billion a year, as reported by the Rockefeller College at the University of Albany. Cuomo could help relieve the burden by championing reform of a law that exists only in New York.
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Niota, Tenn., temporarily closes city services as insurance expires
Insurance Journal
Much of the city of Niota, Tenn., is shut down, including its police and fire departments, after the city's liability insurance expired at midnight on April 18. The Daily Post-Athenian reports the Tennessee Municipal League declined to renew the city's policy after Niota commissioners refused to cooperate with its investigation into harassment claims by employees. The city has so far been unable to secure other insurance.
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Minnesota driver's license privacy breaches could cost millions
Insurance Journal
Liability claims for improper uses of Minnesota's driver's license database could reach several million dollars. Many cities, counties and state agencies involved in recent privacy breaches are backstopped by insurance and rainy-day funds that would soften the blow of potential payouts.
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In aftermath of Boston Marathon bombings, New York City Marathon promises safety is its top priority (New York Daily News)
Appellate court decision a 'victory for risk retention groups' (Property Casualty 360)
Worcester mulls 'opt-out' plan for insurance (Telegram)

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