Tag Archives: U.S. States

After California Law, Statehouses Push to Expand Rights of College Athletes

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, state employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

Here’s how much it may cost to retire in each state in America

And most of us don’t even have close to enough money saved. We’re in a state of low savings. Depending on what state you choose to retire in, you could need anywhere from $666,000 to upward of $2 million saved. And that’s outside of what you get from your Social Security checks. Source: Here’s how […]
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Here’s How Much Money Psychologists Make In Every State

The field of psychology has been on the rise and is set to continue its dramatic growth as an industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of psychologists is projected to increase much faster than average, with approximately 26,100 psychologist jobs being added from 2018 to 2028, an increase […]
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Robocalls: These states get most calls. Where does your state rank?

State Library Ed. Note:  Oregon ranks #10, 22.3 Complaints, 8.6 average number of monthly robocalls. Every state gets plenty of robocalls, but people in a few states, such as Maryland and Nevada, bear more than their share. People in Maryland got, on average, 18 calls a month and filed among the most complaints in the […]
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Annual Grapevine survey finds modest continued increases in public higher education funding

All but three states reported year-over-year increases in funding for public higher education, annual survey of state financing finds. Initially approved state appropriations grew by 5 percent in fiscal 2020 compared to the year before, representing the eighth straight year of annual increases and the largest annual percentage increase since fiscal year 2015, according to the annual […]
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E.P.A. Aims to Reduce Truck Pollution, and Avert Tougher State Controls

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, state employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

States across the country plan ambitious legislative agendas for 2020

State legislatures are crafting ambitious plans for legislative sessions in 2020, even though many have only a few months to tackle the contentious issues confronting them. In interviews with legislators from across the country, many said they would move to fund K-12 and higher education; expand childcare and early education; reconsider their tax codes; and […]
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Revenge porn laws: The Supreme Court may soon decide whether revenge porn is protected speech

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Individuals charged under several states’ revenge porn laws are calling the statutes unconstitutional restrictions of free […]
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Oregon Holds Highest Rate of Depression in Nation

Oregon holds the dubious distinction of the highest rate of depression in America, according to a list compiled by insurance comparison site QuoteWizard. The website looked at data from the CDC covering the years of 2014 through 2018, which they used to create an average rate of depression for every state. Source: Oregon Holds Highest […]
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States charge more for electric cars as new laws take effect

The new year will bring new charges for some owners of electric vehicles, as an increasing number of states seek to plug in to fresh revenue sources to offset forgone gas taxes. In Hawaii, the charge will be $50. In Kansas, $100. In Alabama and Ohio, $200.New or higher registration fees go into effect Wednesday […]
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