STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | States report continued low unemployment … Massachusetts marijuana sales … and San Diego’s costly broken sidewalks.
Only small towns and school districts facing significant damage and weak liquidity will likely feel pressure, according to Moody’s.
The Camp Fire’s conflagration prompts important what-if questions for many communities that have limited evacuation routes.
As wildfires burn out of control, they are impacting the state’s other crisis—the growing number of people living on the streets.
Fire investigators continue to look at the possible role power equipment may have played in starting the state’s deadliest wildfire on record.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Short-term rental crackdown in N.Y.C. … ‘Michigan left’ turns to expand in Tucson … and a small town’s big sewage leak.
“This is the way we must work together to meet the challenges of tomorrow,” said Seleta Reynolds, the LADOT’s general manager.
A source of transportation funding in the state has been preserved.
California voters are being asked to tax big corporations to solve local problems. But is that the companies’ responsibility?
With recreational marijuana now permitted in nine states, questions remain over the best way to detect high drivers.
Cybersecurity and workforce development are key.
18 U.S. volcanoes are now classified as posing “very high threats.”
Virtual perimeters could help improve safety.
California has focused on maternal health, including targeting problems that arise during labor and delivery and using data collection to quickly identify deficiencies.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Hep A jump in Florida county … calls for “forensic audit” of Philly’s IT infrastructure … and should corrupt lawmakers have names stripped from roads?
But would Proposition 5 ease the state’s housing crisis?
San Francisco’s scooters are back, and newly regulated. But is regulation enough to make them work in the long term?
More and more, states are getting involved in housing issues that used to be just local government affairs, including preempting their authority.
A coalition of cities and counties sued manufacturers under the state’s “public nuisance” law. They have won a $400 million fund to help treat housing.
Six states have approved the victims' rights constitutional amendments, with voters in six more soon expected to consider similar measures.
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