While research is limited, one study found that “improved bus stops are associated with a statistically significant increase in overall ridership and a decrease in paratransit demand.”
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One idea on the table as House and Senate negotiators wrangle over the farm bill is work requirements for SNAP recipients. But that would also require states to run job training programs.
“My hope is in the next 24 months, we’re going to eradicate this rural broadband issue,” James Collins, state chief information officer, told Route Fifty.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Wyoming budget cuts; Alaska’s potential major gas tax hikes; and Texas, Florida legislation targets sanctuary cities.
Its loose laws make it a tax haven, but other states' weak rules are also complicit.
Because so many companies are incorporated in Delaware, their cases fall under that state’s law, even when their operations and workforces are based elsewhere.
The state supreme court ruled the sentencing scheme violated the Sixth Amendment’s right to a jury trial.
Two entrepreneurs got the red carpet treatment in the First State, which wants to boost its tech credentials.
Also: Pennsylvania leads successful veterans courts movement and Florida cities demand control over fracking and effective leadership on climate change.
Many are concerned that putting juveniles on sex registries unfairly makes them targets of law enforcement.
Some states are creating ombudsman offices to handle the deluge of complaints that often land at state and local agencies.
Also: Delaware brings private sector advisors in on budget planning and a Justice Department case that’s really not at all about polygamy in Utah.
Fewer but more fuel efficient, the 38 low-maintenance vehicles should save the Housing Authority in Delaware’s largest city $25,000 a year on average.
Instead of raging against a "rigged" system, Democrats should work together with business to build an economy that distributes its benefits more broadly.
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