Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: EPA Consent Agreement With City in Texas Florida; Keys Mosquito study divides voters; Baltimore’s progressive city council.
The Alabama Court of the Judiciary effectively ousted Roy Moore for a second time on Friday.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Philadelphia schools acknowledge two Muslim holidays; a highway Coloradans “can’t afford” to use; and Illinois flirts with second budgetless year.
Alabama’s New Food Stamp Work Rules; Multiple Agencies Blamed for Fatal D.C. Metrorail Smoke Incident
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: North Dakota budget to undergo historic budget downsizing; Tennessee concealed carry on public colleges; and Los Angeles eyes key river real estate.
Scandal-plagued Gov. Robert Bentley accused state Rep. Ed Henry, and other House lawmakers backing the impeachment resolution of playing politics.
A drop in global commodity prices is forcing states and cities to re-examine their recycling programs and goals.
But one reform advocate notes: “Unless the DOJ actually sues some of these places, I don’t think we’re going to see a significant change in the practices on the ground.”
In a unanimous decision, the justices struck down a state-level ruling on a same-sex adoption case.
Instead of building a new network from scratch, a different approach will be used in the northern Alabama city.
Here's how states are trying to maximize efficiency for election officials and facilitate the registration process for voters.
Also: Remote Alaskan school doesn’t meet enrollment minimum and Tussock moths ruin Christmas tradition in Colorado.
Did the shutdown of more than 30 DMV offices have a discriminatory effect on African Americans seeking licenses?
Republican heads of state are turning away those fleeing the civil war, while Jeb Bush suggests only welcoming Christians.
Critics say the move will prevent black residents from getting voting ID documents. But the impacts will have other consequences.
Alabama Looks to Lottery for Budget Fix; Michigan Clears Its Rape-Kit Backlog as Minnesota’s Persists
Also: A raid on Palm Springs City Hall and how should Missouri fund infrastructure upgrades?
Also: An Idaho wildfire’s impacts on sensitive wildlife and more misery for New Jersey commuters.
But Louisiana and Alabama have decided to try anyway, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have stepped in.
Also: Maine’s outspoken governor vs. Southern Maine and Albuquerque employees’ New Orleans spending.