Posts Tagged State governments

S. Carolina paper’s domestic killings series wins Pulitzer

This August 13, 2014, photo by St. Louis Post Dispatch photographer Robert Cohen shows Edward Crawford returning a tear gas canister fired by police who were trying to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.  Four days earlier, unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by white police officer Darren Wilson. The killing ignited riots and unrest in the St. Louis area and across the nation. Cohen and members of the St. Louis Post Dispatch photo staff are winners of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography it was announced Monday, April 20, 2015, at Columbia University in New York. (Robert Cohen, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Columbia University via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a list no state wanted to top. And when South Carolina was ranked as having the highest rate of women being killed by men, The Post and Courier of Charleston set out to explore why.

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Bill uses admissions tax to help pay for Hartford stadium

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The city of Hartford is hoping to pay off a planned minor league baseball stadium with proceeds from the state’s admission tax on tickets.

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Senate: No state money to build new MLS stadium

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Senate lawmakers left no room for debate on Monday: There should be no state money for a new professional soccer stadium.

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Bill letting private school students play sports rejected

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina legislators rejected Tuesday a bill allowing private school students to play sports at their local public school.

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Soccer franchise leaders approach Capitol for stadium help

Dr. Bill McGuire, owner of Minnesota United FC, leaves the governor's mansion Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in St. Paul, Minn., after a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton about building a new soccer stadium for the MLS franchise. (Kyndell Harkness/Star Tribune via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The business group behind a new Minnesota Major League Soccer franchise made a high-level pitch Tuesday to skeptical lawmakers for a stadium financing package reliant on city, county and state tax breaks.

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