Some city leaders looking to lead on climate change policies, reducing emissions in their areas and tackling other environmental issues. But state preemption laws sometimes stand in their way.
Five states will be able to experiment with negotiating directly with drugmakers to lower prices. They can also close their formularies, so they don't need to cover all prescription drugs.
Supermajority tax measures have been pushed since the 1990s by deep-pocketed lobbying groups.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | N.Y. plans new assistance for Puerto Rico recovery ... N.M. legal battle over secret recordings … Richmond, Va. is an eviction hub … and a “silent impasse” at an Ohio village hall.
But the lack of unified certification indicating that a dog has received specialized training makes enforcement difficult.
While many Republican governors have offered enthusiastic support, one has offered a low-key dismissal of the plan.
Scottsdale, Arizona’s assistant city manager discusses how boosting engagement with residents can be more than just a marketing gimmick.
The city of Maricopa, Arizona doesn’t have a traffic engineer, and now it doesn’t need one.
A pedestrian killed by a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Ariz. shows that the legal implications of autonomous cars are as important, if not more so, than the technology.
Amateurs flying unmanned aerial vehicles have previously grounded firefighting aircraft. Now, their devices are actually sparking wildfires.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Youngstown, Ohio residents target fracking; raising wait-staff wages in Washington, D.C.; Vermont F-35 fighter jet fight; and a Manchester arts commissioner caught on video gouging a city hall wall.
There might be another use for Bitcoin.
Many of the Grand Canyon State’s residents are only living there now thanks to this action by Lyndon Johnson 50 years ago.
Daniel Shaver begged officers not to shoot him. What role will his death play in the push for law-enforcement reforms?
Requiring proof of citizenship makes election systems so complex that eligible voters are disenfranchised, according to a recent lawsuit in Arizona.
The city has revised protocols for school resource and traffic officers and publicized those reforms to alleviate immigrant residents’ fears they’re being profiled.
Arizona became the first state to allow drugmakers to promote off-label uses of their drugs. Will other states follow, and does it matter?
In a guest article, the Maricopa County, Arizona, attorney asks: Does your community have a protocol for how to proceed after the deadly use of force by law enforcement?
“I did not feel that it was the right time to do this. It’s too close after Charlottesville,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, who urged the president to delay Tuesday evening’s planned rally.
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