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Meanwhile, Alaska’s congressional delegation has backed offshore drilling in some places but wants local consultation before finalizing a plan.
STATE & LOCAL ROUNDUP | Open records decision made on Pittsburgh’s HQ2 proposal; San Francisco’s new interim mayor; ‘Feed Your Soul’ in Louisiana; and a Daylight Saving Time proposal in Florida.
STATE & LOCAL ROUNDUP: U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting starting in D.C.; Minnesota county bars federal immigration detainees over high costs; and new concerns over contaminated water in a Michigan city.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has gone silent after excluding Florida from a draft lease sales plan, but letters criticizing that decision’s “arbitrary” nature keep coming in.
"It is crass, it is ugly, it is divisive, it is partisan legislating, it is an economic civil war," Cuomo said of the tax rewrite.
The White House has proposed a budget that slashes funds from some Homeland Security anti-terrorism programs in order to fund a border wall with Mexico.
December 11, 2017
As she prepares to leave office, Stephanie Miner looks back on an innovation-focused municipal agenda and where cities are going in the Trump era.
House Ways and Means Democrats and Republicans sparred Tuesday over the so-called SALT deduction.
A potential constitutional convention in the Empire State could reform Albany’s back-room culture.
The Nov. 7 vote has excited many interests and prompted well-funded campaigns on both sides of the issue.
"Testing in New York will accelerate the timeline to deploying self-driving cars at scale,” according to the CEO of Cruise Automation.
The Kosciuszko Bridge, connecting Brooklyn and Queens, was erected in an era marked by industrial innovation, ambitious public works projects and historic public mobilizations.
, Special to Route Fifty
October 3, 2017
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | A Conn. city may prohibit pedestrian cellphone use in crosswalks; Colo. new autonomous vehicle pilot for construction zones; and Wyo. governor applauds Trump executive order on environmental review.
Community solar can drastically expand the base of people and business that can access solar power. But regulating the evolving industry is tricky.
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
August 21, 2017
Erie County, N.Y. Executive Mark Poloncarz says his jurisdiction was on its way to 550 overdose deaths in 2016. Here’s what the county government did to keep that from happening.
Governors in New York and Texas have signed bills that seek to end child marriage by raising the minimum age to marry.
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
June 22, 2017
The high water levels aren’t expected to recede for months.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Illinois going full steam ahead into uncharted fiscal territory; Seattle-area sees big jump in annual homeless tally; and local plastic-bag bans blocked in Minnesota.
Gov. Cuomo: With a “careful yet balanced approach” for introducing driverless vehicles, the state can “reduce dangerous driving habits, decrease the number of accidents and save lives.”
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