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STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Aerial drones for San Francisco firefighters; Miami raw sewage problems; and a price-tag for Lansing’s city hall.
The Tax Foundation has new rankings and an interactive tool that look at the taxes states levy on a pack of smokes and changes in state cigarette tax revenue over the years.
Alaska is huge and a picture is worth a thousand words.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Missouri's governor plans big higher ed cuts; Wisconsin city struggles with state limits on revenue; and more state legislative updates.
The challenge model from the Bloomberg Philanthropies aims to improve citizen quality of life, as is the focus of work being done in Providence.
‘Leadership Matters’ focuses on improving culture and performance in local public institutions in the Ocean State dealing with challenging fiscal conditions.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: N.J. hunters up in arms over trophy ban; an Arizona county doesn’t owe $16 million; and San Bernardino County’s internet woes.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: New Jersey counties overpaid $37.3 million to Medicaid; Orlando’s craft beer zoning move; and Orange County, Calif., gets a homelessness czar.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Montana’s feisty AG; Alabama governor’s scandal again makes headlines; and Minnesota professors want more privacy.
The governor and top Democratic lawmakers are looking to the tolling plan to help fund the repair of deficient bridges.
Many states are reconsidering mandatory minimum sentences and substance abuse strategies that emphasize punishment rather than treatment.
- By The Pew Charitable Trusts
Despite widespread agreement among state lawmakers and others that the Ocean State’s bridges need fixing, there is deep discord over how to foot the bill.
One CME-certified detective is making a big difference in caseload in Providence, Rhode Island.
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