STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ind. AG defiant as pressure to resign mounts … Maine gov.’s Medicaid expansion veto survives … and the high costs of homelessness services.
Still Rebuilding After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Hopes to Spur Critical Infrastructure Investment
Officials have outlined an ambitious set of P3 projects supporting electrical and water resilience, as well as economic development.
Proponents of the renewable energy hope the state’s next governor embraces new technology local universities are developing to advance the industry.
House Republicans are pushing a plan that would financially incentivize states to drill for oil and gas and punish those that don’t.
Companies simply can’t guarantee a catastrophic spill won’t occur jeopardizing the livelihoods of coastal communities, a new report says.
Critics of the mandate warn home prices will escalate.
"States joining California in this suit are part of a broader movement of states, cities, and businesses that are driving down emissions without any help from Washington.”
SolSmart’s 200 designees are located in 35 states and the District of Columbia, encompassing more than 59 million Americans.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Curbing Atlanta City Hall’s “culture of political interference” … N.Y.C. officials look to boost Airbnb enforcement … more GOP leaders want Mo. governor to resign … and Pa. Turnpike to get “delicious vegan cookies.”
If you look at the number of hours customers lost access to electricity stemming from a single event, the disruption from Hurricane Maria has been massive.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kansas City mayor decries sales tax cap plan … coding error leads to Mass. headache … new wildfires in Arizona … and historic changes coming to Vermont gun laws.
While bitcoin mining may not create many jobs, state officials and cryptocurrency advocates believe in the economic potential of the industries created through blockchain technology.
The industry, long dominated by Europe, has been making its way across the pond with governors and state legislatures as its champions.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Florida bridge collapse; new opioid lawsuits in West Virginia and South Dakota; Oregon governor fires librarian; top 50 invasive species in Western states; and a high cost for an Albany interstate.
Analysts expect expansion to continue in emerging markets Utah, Texas, South Carolina and Florida.
With few alternatives, utilities are spending their money—and carmakers’ cash—to get people hooked on batteries.
“You don’t need to drive a Tesla to benefit from the green dividend,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo.
The Garden State joins others regulating emissions absent federal policy.
Some officials in the U.S. territory think so. And they’ve already secured a smart cities grant with hopes to expedite resilient hurricane recovery.
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