A new study on state fiscal transparency concludes that 32 states earned distinction for providing the public “with candid and transparent information about their government’s fiscal health;” 46 states earned clean audit opinions in the most recent analysis.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced a new bill that would require federal funding for schools to monitor students’ social media activity, which critics from the left and right argue is an example of government overreach.
Since 1960, the average life expectancy in the U.S. has increased by nine years, and according to the Social Security Administration, individuals who are currently approaching the age of 65 can expect, on average, to live until their mid-80s (84 for men and 86.5 for women). But many individuals live well beyond the average. Between 2000 and 2014, the number of living centenarians (individuals who live to be 100 years old) increased 43.6 percent from 50,281 to 72,197. With high life expectancies and advances in healthcare and technology, people are living young lifestyles later in life. A critical component of staying and feeling young is maintaining strong mental, emotional and physical health.
Bills funding public lands and conservation passed a key U.S. Senate committee with bipartisan support on Tuesday, a move praised by outdoor groups and environmental advocates.