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MD: Beretta to move gun production from Maryland
Beretta U.S.A. said that it would move all of its U.S. manufacturing activities from Maryland to Tennessee in response to the gun control law Maryland passed last year.
PA: Oil and gas operations damaged water supplies 209 times
A state Department of Environmental Protection report said oil and gas operations have damaged Pennsylvania water supplies 209 times since the end of 2007.
MN: State sues for-profit schools alleging they misled students
The suit against the Minnesota School of Business and Globe University said the schools have left some of their students saddled with tens of thousands of dollars of debt and unable to find work in their fields.
US: State officials focus on e-cigarette ads aimed at youths
State attorneys general across the country are calling for closer scrutiny of the marketing of e–cigarettes.
FL: Florida governor rolls out plan to prepare workers for high-tech jobs
Republican Gov. Rick Scott wants state colleges to create $10,000 degrees in science and technology fields.
IL: Quinn signs measure to borrow $1.1 billion for construction
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation to allow the state to borrow $1.1 billion to extend a statewide road and bridge construction program to be paid for by money raised by legalized video gambling at bars and truck stops, increased drivers fees and taxes on candy, liquor, soda and beauty products.
AZ: U.S. Supreme Court overturns stay, allows execution
The Supreme Court overturned a federal appeals court’s decision to stay an Arizona execution halted due to concerns about secrecy surrounding the lethal injection process.
MA: Massachusetts voters split on taking immigrant children
A polls shows voters are split on Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick’s plan to provide temporary shelter for up to 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children on a state military installation.
TX: Why state workers are leaving their jobs
A graying workforce and a growing economy have combined to push state employee turnover last year to levels not seen in Texas since 2000.
CA: ‘Water cops’ being hired in Bay Area
California’s worsening drought and mandatory new state water rules are prompting water agencies to beef up their conservation staffs, the employees sometimes called “water cops.”
ND: Chemical breath test refusal law upheld
North Dakota’s Supreme Court has ruled that it is constitutional for drivers to face criminal penalties for refusing to take a chemical breath test.
WA: Wildfire largest in state history
A complex of fires in north-central Washington has burned about 379 square miles — more than four times the size of Seattle — making it the largest wildfire in the state since record keeping started.
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