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  • July 22, 2014

TX: Texas border sheriffs pan plan to send National Guardsmen

dallasnews.com

Leaders along the Texas border with Mexico slammed Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s move to send 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas, saying overwhelmed counties need law enforcement and charitable aid, not militarization.

PA: Pennsylvania's bond rating downgraded

pennlive.com

Moody's Investors Service downgraded Pennsylvania's bond rating, citing the reliance of the state's new budget on one-time revenue sources and the state's failure to deal with its pension crisis.

NC: Governor’s rift with Senate may stall North Carolina budget

newsobserver.com

Tension between Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and GOP Senate leaders has colored a session that lawmakers hoped to adjourn by July 4.

ND: Parenting initiative will appear on North Dakota ballot

inforum.com

North Dakota officials have approved a November ballot measure that would require equal parenting rights in child custody cases.

CO: Governor weighs in on bringing migrant kids to Colorado 

9news.com

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper stopped short of inviting migrant children to Colorado from overwhelmed border facilities as he promised to defend any community that welcomes them.

OH: Ohio sees record online sales tax revenues

dispatch.com

Online sales tax collections hit a record $45 million in Ohio in the budget year that just ended, a 68 percent increase from five years ago.

ME: LePage, Canadian leader agree to work together on jobs

bangordailynews.com

Republican Gov. Paul LePage and New Brunswick Premier David Alward agreed to greater collaboration between the state and provincial governments on boosting employment, trade and tourism.

KS: More than 14,000 apply to carry concealed guns in Kansas

kansascity.com

More than 14,000 people applied for permits in the 12 months ending in June. That’s down from last year, but the second highest number on record.

WY: Mead negotiating for Wyoming Medicaid expansion

wyomingpublicmedia.org

After publicly rejecting Medicaid expansion late last year, Republican Gov. Matt Mead said he is negotiating in good faith with the federal government to develop a Wyoming-specific Medicaid expansion plan.

SD: Libertarians looking to fill gap

argusleader.com

South Dakota’s Libertarian Party has a chance to be the only opposition in three statewide political races.

NH: Hassan calls for end to Market Basket showdown

nashuatelegraph.com

Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan asked a grocery store chain’s executives to listen to employees and quickly address a dispute over the CEO’s ouster that’s causing shelves to go bare at some Market Basket locations around New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

VT: Bats in statehouse? No problem

burlingtonfreepress.com

State Curator David Schutz, who oversees the restoration, care and conservation of the gold-domed, 155-year-old statehouse, says he’s lost count of the number of bats he’s seen. 

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