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.
And they expect the social network CEO’s ‘full cooperation’ while they ensure the consumer privacy of users.
How can local businesses compete with a company so local it lets people shop from their couches?
A powerful Nor’easter storm brought some of the highest tides on record to Massachusetts—and they’re a taste of what’s to come.
Before citizens can help the city keep fire hydrants and catch basins clear of snow, they first need to know where they’re located.
It’s the latest way the Bay State has assisted the U.S. territories in the wake of the destruction brought by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
A repeat of the 1755 Cape Ann quake could devastate one of the nation’s oldest cities. But the costs of strengthening vulnerable buildings and infrastructure may not be worth it.
Residents will soon be able to describe their problem in a sentence or less and have case types suggested to them.
Three Republicans and two Democrats teamed up to urge the Senate to act quickly.
Community solar can drastically expand the base of people and business that can access solar power. But regulating the evolving industry is tricky.
“To be a strong city, we must learn to understand one another, break down the systemic racism of our history, and advocate for the rights of every Bostonian,” Mayor Marty Walsh said.
New Bedford, Mass., Mayor Jonathan Mitchell pushes for infrastructure investments and a better business climate.
In a guest article, the district attorney in Essex County, Massachusetts, details a local effort to offer treatment on demand to non-violent offenders rather than prosecuting them.
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