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  • October 13, 2014

MD: Maryland casinos post the mid-Atlantic’s only big revenue gains

washingtonpost.com

Maryland was the only state in the mid-Atlantic whose casino revenue increased significantly between 2012 and 2013, as it cashed in on gamblers who had previously headed out of state. But there are signs that the rapid pace of growth may be slowing.

TN: 35,000 apply for free community college in Tennessee 

tennessean.com

Word about Tennessee's experiment — the first state in nearly three decades to offer free community college tuition — has other states watching and learning. The Tennessee Promise program is on pace to possibly double the state's goal of 20,000 applications.

NM: New Mexico wants $1.1 million back from audit firm

abqjournal.com

The state Department of Finance and Administration wants back the $1.1 million paid to the Moss Adams firm for audit and other accounting services, saying the company either failed to uncover that the state didn’t balance its checkbook for years, or knew about it and didn’t report it.

PA: As Pennsylvania manhunt goes on, a new normal in Poconos

philly.com

One month has passed since Eric Frein allegedly ambushed state police officers at a Pennsylvania barracks, and weariness among residents is mounting. So are the costs of the 1,000-plus person manhunt, already estimated to be several million dollars.

WV: School discipline tied to poor test scores in West Virginia

wvgazette.com

The more that students in West Virginia are disciplined in school, the more likely they are to do poorly in academics, a new report shows.

NH: Proposed casino in Massachusetts roils New Hampshire debate over budget 

unionleader.com

The proposed $1.5 billion casino proposal in Massachusetts has spurred a lot of talk in New Hampshire about gambling proposals in the coming legislative session, as lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan look for additional revenue.

MS: Domestic violence victims given help with utility deposits

djournal.com

A new rule gives victims of domestic violence in Mississippi a 60-day waiver to pay utility deposits.

AK: State vows to appeal after Alaska's same-sex marriage ban struck down

adn.com

A federal judge ruled Sunday that Alaska’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, paving the way for same-sex couples to begin marrying in the state for the first time. The state quickly said it would appeal the decision.

WY: Governor says lawsuits against feds fight to protect Wyoming's lifestyle, economy

trib.com                          

Republican Gov. Matt Mead touts the 30 lawsuits involving the federal government, many more than in neighboring states, as the way he is fighting what he believes is federal overreach.

OH: Lackluster governor's race means cheap TV time for other Ohio candidates

cleveland.com

Candidates for down-ticket races across Ohio are reaping a benefit from the ho-hum race for Ohio governor: cheap TV time.

AZ: DuVal drove while his license was suspended

azcentral.com

Fred DuVal, the Democratic nominee running for Arizona governor, had his license suspended this year after he failed to pay a fine associated with a red-light ticket, his campaign consultant said Sunday.

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