Are We Living Through Climate Change’s Worst-Case Scenario?

“We’re a lot closer than we should be,” one Stanford scientist warned.

New Efforts Will Push Redistricting Reform in States

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Barack Obama don’t agree on much—but they’ve both turned gerrymandering into their main political cause for the years ahead.

Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administration's Citizenship Question on Census

State and local governments are among the groups that have objected to the Census asking about citizenship status.

States Are Crafting Laws to Help Determine Pet Custody in Messy Divorces

Lawmakers are looking at a California law that just went into effect this month.

Tens of Thousands of Teachers Strike in L.A. as Negotiations Stall

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A handful of new governors are sworn in … N.Y.C. pursues illegal hotels in new lawsuit … and FBI raids Scranton City Hall, mayor’s house.

Airports Are Feeling the Shutdown Pressure

Call outs among Transportation Security Administration employees have jumped in recent days.

Urban Sheriffs Flee ICE Program as Small Counties Join Trump’s Deportation Push

An earlier increase in arrests related to the 287(g) program has slowed as more big-city sheriffs back out.

Cuomo Proposes Statewide Plastic Bag Ban in New York

The state would join California in implementing such a ban if it is enacted.

A Warning for Elected Officials on Social Media—Court Says Don't Block Critics

A social media page can be the equivalent of a public meeting, a federal appellate court found for the first time last week.

Can Congress Void a Tribal Treaty Without Telling Anyone?

ANALYSIS | What’s at issue in Herrera v. Wyoming.

The Quiet Ways Automation Is Remaking Service Work

Workers may not be replaced by robots anytime soon, but they’ll likely face shorter hours, lower pay, and stolen time.

How a Government Shutdown Affects the Economy

Withholding pay from even some government workers could introduce a significant economic speed bump in the short run.

A Different Kind of Housing Crisis

ANALYSIS | Many of the Trump administration’s most famous policies are impediments to affordable construction.

Mayor Wants City to Be First in Nation to Mandate Paid Personal Time Off

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Tsunami of sewage led to Michigan landslide … Florida governor using seized drug plane … and pastor sues St. Louis after bologna sandwich ticket.

How One State Struggles to Enforce Its Immigration Law

In Georgia, a state-created board is charged with monitoring whether cities are helping crack down on illegal immigration.

First-in-the-Nation ‘Skip the Slip’ Bill Introduced

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Florida State Capitol sexual harassment settlement … Mayor De Blasio announces NYC Care … and Pennsylvania’s carbon goals.

IRS Cancels Meeting on Opportunity Zones Rules Due to Shutdown

Those interested in the economic development program have been closely tracking the guidelines.

Election Security is a Key Part of House Democrats' Reform Bill

H.R. 1 would codify many of the security measures lawmakers have pushed for the last two years.