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    • Stateline Story
    December 10, 2002
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    Seeking to play a larger role in the national political arena, Democratic governors met in Washington, DC, Monday to weigh in on the debate over economic stimulus, saying the economy needs greater public investment in roads and schools and not just more tax cuts. more

    • Stateline Story
    December 2, 2002
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    Who says you cant be creative in state government? Thirty-one state government programs are semifinalists competing for one of five $100,000 grants in the Innovations In American Government Awards. more

    • Stateline Story
    November 19, 2002
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    Ever wonder what your city or town will look like in 20 years if current trends continue? In Massachusetts, a community development program that uses computer wizardry to let civic leaders, urban planners and ordinary citizens see results of various growth options has just won a new federal Smart Growth award. more

    • Stateline Story
    November 8, 2002
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    States are following New York's lead and pursuing Wall Street firms whose analysts have publicly touted stocks that they dont really consider good buys in the hopes of helping their companies win more investment-banking business. more

    • Stateline Story
    November 4, 2002
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    With the stock market continuing its trek through bear country, it's not exactly a great time to be selling voters on a plan that would free more state funds for investment in stocks. But that's the task facing some officials in Louisiana, Montana and South Carolina, who are hoping voters will look past the market's recent struggles to see the long-term benefits of playing the market with public funds. more

    • Stateline Story
    September 30, 2002
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    Teaching peo ple of all ages and backgrounds how to save and invest is becoming a priority for state officials and educators across the country. And they're winning support from the private sector, which is bankrolling many of the more significant efforts. more

    • Stateline Story
    September 27, 2002
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    Arizona officials are mapping a new long-range economic strategy based in part on a study warning that the driving industries of the past -- cotton, copper, cattle, citrus and climate -- may not sustain the states economic health in the future. more

    • Stateline Story
    September 12, 2002
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    At the state level, economic development is usually associated with business recruitment. But some states are hoping to boost their bottom lines by luring senior citizens with tax cuts and other incentives. more

    • Stateline Story
    August 2, 2002
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    Emboldened by New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzers landmark settlement with Merrill Lynch, securities officials and attorneys general from numerous states are investigating at least a dozen other financial firms for allowing conflicts of interest to distort their investment advice. more

    • Stateline Story
    February 28, 2002
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    Web sites like HotJobs and Monster.com offer employers and career seekers thousands of opportunities to find each other every day, but you likely wont find listings on them for one of the nations most visible and time-honored occupations: Farming more

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