Small businesses are struggling in California's recreational marijuana industry, hurting state revenue and prompting lawmakers to look how to improve participation in the regulated market—instead of the black market.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | New concerns over the Bourbon virus in Missouri; S.D. hospital stops sending unregulated medical waste to city landfill … and a progress report for Baltimore’s big bus realignment.
Lawsuits in South Carolina and California accuse the states of failing to provide "medically necessary" services for children with autism because Medicaid reimbursement rates are so low that no providers will accept them.
A new law caps the amount of time the federal government will pay to house children in group homes. New York state officials are concerned it will end up costing counties. Colorado, Rhode Island, West Virginia and Wyoming have the greatest percentage of foster children living in group homes.
They’re cheaper to run compared to ones with internal combustion engines thanks to the economics of fuel and maintenance.
The L.A. County Sheriff has deployed a quadcopter drone for rescue and reconnaissance. But will the public accept that these aerial officers come in peace?
Power lines coming into contact with trees causes many wildfires in California. Should utilities be held responsible or be allowed to pass on liability to ratepayers?
Public health and medical officials are grappling with a surge in demand for marijuana addiction treatment.
Corporations are teaming with mayors to boost the issue’s visibility.
Small cell deployments by wireless infrastructure providers are often less of a partnership with municipalities than they appear.
“One thing that was really evident: Even people who are following closely are not totally aware of the flood risks that we have in the [San Francisco] Bay Area.”
Any lawsuit that may come could set a precedent across all of California.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Okla.’s rape-kit deadline; La.’s 10 most distressed water systems … Mich. village may convert paved roads to gravel ones … and more Harvey-like hurricanes await us.
More than a dozen states have above-average international trade exposure, per a new Moody’s report.
Some insurance regulators agitate for power to regulate plans to ensure consumers are protected.
While the number of jurisdictions rejecting California’s sanctuary rules has been growing, they remain in the minority.
It's the worst E. coli outbreak since 2006.
The new lawsuits aim to “recover millions of dollars lost due to opiate addiction and drug overdoses that have taken so many lives in this country and greatly affected the lives of many.”
Consumer advocates see it as a sign that the Trump administration has deprioritized scrutiny of predatory college lending.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Atlanta mayor introduces new city hall transparency ordinance … Minnesota’s graying farming community … and an Indiana city's train museum eviction dispute.
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