Tennessee Speaker of the House Announces Resignation

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | North Carolina city sues company to take down large American flag … Controversy arises over proposed mine in Arizona … New York passes bill eliminating loophole for presidential pardons.

Washington, D.C. Considers Allowing Residents to Issue Parking Tickets

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Albuquerque considers charging for car crash costs … St Louis County may require landlords to accept housing vouchers … Montana provides student loan aid to young farmers.

Court Settlement Allows KKK Rally in Ohio City

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Texas Senate passes “Save Chick-fil-A” bill … Tax proposals scrapped in California … Louisiana debates abolishing the death penalty.

California Housing Development Proposal Shelved in Legislature

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Illinois governor vows changes at the state child welfare agency … Santa Monica, California, bans micro housing units … Connecticut moves to establish offshore wind turbines.

Memphis Charts a New City Plan, Despite Lawsuit Against It

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Connecticut millionaires ask for higher taxes … Midwest cleans up after floods, but more rain coming … D.C. tables amendment to limit FOIA requests.

Washington State Tightens Gun Regulations

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | States consider lowering DUI threshold … Alabama advances equal pay legislation … Illinois proposes LGBTQ curriculum.

San Francisco Poised to Ban Facial Recognition Technology

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A push to end classroom political discussions in Arizona … Cleveland looks at its tax abatement program … A city council in Utah considers an anti-abortion resolution.

At the Border, Local Governments Scramble to House Migrants

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.

Virginia Prepares for the Arrival of Amazon’s HQ2

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.

Florida Moves to Allow Teachers to Carry Guns

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Baltimore mayor resigns … New election machines in North Dakota … Marijuana lounges become legal in Las Vegas.

Alabama House Passes Bill to Criminalize Most Abortions

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | State considers no money for jails in Michigan counties that don’t cooperate with ICE … Residents in L.A. take on a greater role in police misconduct cases … Food insecurity impacts every county in the U.S.

Some Arizona Republicans Pushing a State Tax Hike for Education

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Unemployment up in Illinois … Firefighters experiment with body cameras … What’s the future of the soda tax in Philadelphia?

Massachusetts District Attorneys Want to Keep ICE From Courthouses

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Wyoming seeks data and solutions for missing and murdered indigenous women … Washington moves to revive affirmative action … Multiple lawsuits filed against e-cigarette company JUUL over teen vaping.

Feds Have More Information About Russian Hacking They Could Tell Florida, U.S. Senator Confirms

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Reorganization at the National Governors Association ... States consider bills that limit vaccine exemptions … Fire department looks into ‘bike medics’ as new emergency response option.

California Jails Struggle with Increased Violence

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A Connecticut legal battle over regulation of pregnancy centers ... A county in Illinois started a prescription medication pickup program … North and South Carolina teachers plan another strike.

New York City Leaders Launch Ambitious Climate Plan

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Indiana Chamber rebuffs newly registered coal lobbyist Scott Pruitt ... Hurricane-recovering Florida Panhandle braces for wildfires ... Tennessee considers plan to fit school buses with traffic cameras.

State Legislators Look to Change a Law That Makes Sexual Assault Convictions Difficult

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Feds announce $900M in infrastructure grants … New Jersey retirement-plan marketplace fails to materialize … Phoenix City Council to wrestle with rising pedestrian fatalities.

Michigan Business Groups Give Support to Tuition-Free Programs

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | No radar can be used to catch speeders on some San Diego streets ... Could NYC transit chief leave? ... Vermont governor likely to embrace Columbus Day change.

Washington State Moves to Tighten Vaccine Exemptions

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Former foster children push for a "bill of rights" about maintaining sibling relationships ... A lawsuit over the Colorado River protection plan ... Connecticut lawmakers could require diaper changing table parity in public restrooms.