STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | D.C. voters approve measure to eliminate tipped minimum wage … Del. blood emergency … and a Calif. mayor ends up with 5,000 purple water bottles.
Constitutional limits on local and state criminal fines, as well as "civil asset forfeiture" policies, are the focus of Timbs v. Indiana.
First responders will be able to find callers faster.
The draft measure also includes additional money for programs meant to help quell opioid and heroin abuse.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Francisco’s unresolved mayoral race … N.C. governor vetoes budget plan … and a mysterious Indiana jailhouse substance.
“This is not the end all answer to the opioid crisis, but it is certainly a significant step forward in the right direction,” according to Dr. Rahul Gupta, the state’s health officer.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Colorado pension reform bill approved … Louisiana special legislative session … and Michigan’s suburban growth.
New statistics on the inconsistent treatment of blacks and whites by police in the state show how little has changed after the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
May was the city's 15th month of declining gun violence, which police attribute to increased hiring, strengthened community policing efforts and investments in technology.
Rather than face impeachment over allegations of sexual misconduct and violations of campaign-finance law, Eric Greitens is leaving Jefferson City.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Francisco’s scooter ultimatum … La. safety-net hospitals may close … and no more $49 burgers for Conn. town budget meetings.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kansas City looks at MLK airport designation … Mississippi’s yo-yo teacher applicant test requirements … protecting Nashville from flooding … and marketing Maine’s dark skies.
“It’s been happening everywhere. I've always kind of felt like eventually it was going to happen here, too.”
New Jersey is not the only state having trouble enforcing its ban. In Massachusetts, where residents had until February to surrender their bump stocks, State Police received just three devices.
Consumer advocates see it as a sign that the Trump administration has deprioritized scrutiny of predatory college lending.
“This issue is of great concern to communities throughout the West,” said Utah Sen. Mike Lee. “Increasingly, these communities find themselves as targets of overly zealous federal law-enforcement operations.”
Federal immigration officials say that in sanctuary cities, they have little choice but to carry out enforcement activities in neighborhoods and other community locations, even though it is not an efficient use of their time or resources.
“... [W]henever a new city does consider passing a new panhandling law where they didn’t have one before, they’re immediately either sued or they get a lot of pushback,” according to Cleveland State University law professor Joseph Mead.
Decades after a government report on deep inequity in the vocational offerings of the nation's criminal-justice system, little has changed.
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