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State eNews Issue #39 | February 3, 2010


The U.S. Department of Education announced Jan. 19 that 40 states and Washington, D.C., submitted applications to be considered for Phase I of the Race to the Top competition. Through Race to the Top, the federal government will award $4.35 billion to states to dramatically reshape America’s educational system. Winners of the first phase of Race to the Top will be announced in April.

State eNews Issue #39 | February 3, 2010
 

Justice issues cross the border all the time.

State eNews Issue #38 | January 20, 2010
 

Kentucky has a pretty good program for monitoring the dispensation of prescription drugs.

The Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting system—or KASPER for short—requires anyone who writes a prescription in the state to report it to the system within seven days, said Dave Hopkins, KASPER program manager.

State eNews Issue #38 | January 20, 2010
 

In September 2009, American Electric Power’s Mountaineer Power Plant in New Haven, W.Va., began a 20 megawatt project that will capture and store 100,000 tons of CO2 annually.

It’s one of the nation’s first carbon capture and storage demonstration projects where CO2 is captured and trapped deep underground, instead of being released into...

State eNews Issue #38 | January 20, 2010
 

In the midst of California’s budget troubles, its only remaining A-level credit rating from a major firm was just downgraded to an A-minus, according to The Los Angeles Times.

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