Pay for state lawmakers varies widely Stateline Lawmakers’ salaries vary widely across the states, according to data from the National Conference of State Legislatures. One major factor is whether the job is full-time or only part-time. Just 10 states have legislatures considered full-time or nearly full-time, according to NCSL. A handful of states don’t even hold annual sessions. NCSL research on legislator compensation.
Feds OK Colo. plan to lower rural health premiums The Denver Post The federal government has approved Colorado's plan to consolidate several geographic rating areas used to determine health insurance premiums, which officials hope will reduce consumer costs in mountain and rural areas.
Copper on Maine's State House may become art Skowhegan Morning Sentinel The century-old copper encasing the State House dome hasn’t yet come down as part of this year’s restoration project, but interest is building in what to do with the old metal.
Report: Calif. teacher pension should be top priority Staring down $340 billion in long-term costs, what should California lawmakers tackle first? The California State Teachers’ Retirement System’s (CalSTRS) $73.7 billion unfunded liability, according to a May report from the state’s non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO).