House Farm Bill Would Preempt Local Pesticide Regulations

Most states already prohibit local efforts to restrict the chemicals.

Alaska Lawmakers Send United Message to Feds on Legal Weed

The recent action at the State Capitol in Juneau echoes sentiments nationally about the use and regulation of cannabis.

Dispute Over Florida Passenger Rail Project Gets Airing in Congress

The rail controversy has lawmakers raising questions about guidelines for tax-exempt private activity bonds.

New York’s Double-Jeopardy Loophole

The state attorney general asked the legislature to change state law so that the president or his associates could be tried in New York even if pardoned under federal law.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Online Sales Tax Case

It will now be up to the court to decide whether to reverse a legal precedent that dates back to an era before internet sales.

41 States See Their Low-Income Residents Living in the Most Flood-Prone Areas

An effort to make the National Flood Insurance Program more affordable for them would necessite private-sector involvement, according to a new FEMA report.

No Matter How the Supreme Court Rules, Don't Bank On an Online Sales Tax Boom

Changes to a long-standing legal precedent could free states to impose sales taxes on more internet retailers, but the immediate revenue gains could be somewhat limited.

Cautious Optimism From Marijuana States Following Senator’s Trump Assurance

But “this president has demonstrated a willingness to go back on his word,” according to Washington state’s attorney general.

Supreme Court Prepares to Reconsider Limits on State, Local Tax Authority

With South Dakota v. Wayfair, the justices could resolve long-standing tensions over online sales tax collections.

2018 Hurricane Season Awaits Communities Still Recovering From 2017

Local officials have pushed for hazard mitigation funds as well as outstanding FEMA reimbursements.

Going BRAC-less: What to Do With the U.S. Military’s Excess Property

The Pentagon is offering an alternative to closing bases, and Congress should support it.

HUD Awards Unprecedented $28 Billion of Disaster Recovery Grants

Of the total, about $16 billion is slated for mitigation projects geared toward preventing future damage.

Treasury Department, IRS Announce 'Opportunity Zone' Designations

The initial round of zone approvals under the new economic development program covers 15 states and three territories.

Governors Remain Hot and Cold on Trump’s National Guard Border Plan

While many Republican governors have offered enthusiastic support, one has offered a low-key dismissal of the plan.

Feds Invite State and Local Agencies to Take Part in Disaster Exercise

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's latest National Level Exercise will take place April 30 to May 11.

U.S. Farmers Are 'Collateral Damage' in Trump's China Trade Dispute

States that produce some of these agricultural commodities are pawns in the president's tit-for-tat with Beijing.