STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | State capitals in transition … Denver’s proposed e-scooter rule changes … and W.Va. first responder vaccinations.
Projects are already appearing in Massachusetts independent of the state’s grant program.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Cryptocurrency mining policy in Missoula … ongoing health worries in Minneapolis homeless camp … and too-tall trucks vs. Michigan’s low-clearance bridges.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Chicago’s consent decree with Illinois AG … Arkansas governor defends Medicaid work rules … and a Portland flash-bang grenade burn tort claim.
New research highlights concerns that local officials are hearing a narrow subset of views at public meetings.
In a study published this month, researchers tracked 4,000 Massachusetts women with opioid addictions for a year before and a year after delivery.
New research from the state of Massachusetts could help guide response efforts to the drug abuse epidemic.
Some states are restricting prescriptions for anti-anxiety medications known as benzodiazepines.
Two cities are debating whether it’s a form of discrimination.
The MBTA’s new GLX project will connect to America’s oldest subway line and surface corridors seeing major investments in transit-priority signals. Here’s what’s underway.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Francisco mayor’s election is resolved … St. Louis airport privatization … Alaska governor uses line-item veto … and a “funny looking” but dangerous foam in Michigan.
The city faces a potential labor shortage in key industries it’s typically filled with immigrants.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Virginia on path to expand Medicaid ... another jail torture lawsuit in Utah … Georgia governor talks up Atlanta’s Amazon HQ2 bid.
Five states will be able to experiment with negotiating directly with drugmakers to lower prices. They can also close their formularies, so they don't need to cover all prescription drugs.
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.
Rising cyber attacks and mass shootings have altered the equation for local governments, but natural disasters remain their biggest threat.
Massachusetts, Maine, and others want to police companies that collect loan payments. The Department of Education says they can't.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Atlanta councilman loses access to 16 years of records … Oregon is a “beacon” for families struggling with fertility … Texas city poised to sell off more local parks ... and a Michigan county seeks to divert 90 percent of its trash.
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