The mayor says he’ll respect Initiative 301. The district attorney says it’s open to interpretation. Drug policy experts say officials could ignore it altogether.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Protesters disrupt hearing over Texas bill meant to prevent protests … New Orleans passes measure to clear homeless camps … Nebraska moves to ban shackling of pregnant women in prison.
But the federal agency that has come under recent scrutiny for handling of contracts rejects Inspector General recommendations.
Prince George's County, Maryland, has struggled for years with litter. Officials have launched a multi-year, multi-pronged effort to tackle it.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Police find over 1,000 guns in a home in Los Angeles … Ohio considers nixing film tax credits … New Orleans seeks infrastructure funding.
Ballot initiatives on issues like medical marijuana helped get out the vote last fall, as did measures like allowing same-day registration.
Michigan's tourism arm will drop an album this month of ambient music layered with sound recordings from 10 state parks.
Voters overwhelmingly rejected a ballot initiative that sought to give homeless people the right to camp in public places.
In Washington, D.C., the annual “Form-a-palooza” event confronts the confusion of government documents.
Uber and Lyft drivers plan to protest and picket this week. From companies, they want better wages and working conditions. From cities, they want regulations.
COMMENTARY | Most of the nation’s smaller urban and rural counties are not growing and will not grow.
The ruling in the Missouri case follows at least two other court decisions this year involving the "free the nipple" movement.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Pennsylvania considers a gift-ban for lawmakers … Georgia passes law to identify children with dyslexia … Massachusetts enforces ban the box legislation.
Newsflash: there are no shortcuts.
The tax break program has been under scrutiny since the New Jersey comptroller’s office issued a report concluding that billions in tax breaks were approved without adequate state diligence.
States like Ohio and Hawaii have been considering initiatives to stem brain drain and hold onto their own talent.
As Portland, Oregon considers ways to mitigate environmental risks for poorer neighborhoods, a simple answer is arising: trees.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Not many people want to run for elected positions in this county … Texas deals with voting maps and databases … Tulsa improves on equality markers.
“We decided that a win is growing basically one job at a time,” says one economic development official.
Major breaches into state and local election systems worry election officials.
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