Five states have marijuana-related ballot initiatives primed for the general election on Nov. 6.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Lime squeezed out of a Nevada city … more Valley fever cases in California … and a judge says Louisville must release its Amazon HQ2 proposal.
Voters Not Politicians gathered an astounding 425,000 signatures in Michigan to secure a spot on the November ballot for a proposed constitutional amendment creating a citizens’ commission for redistricting.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Another real-life test for quake early-warning tech … Vermont leaders see a hotspot for blockchain … and a not-so-secret “secret” DMV in N.C.
The Integrated Benefits Initiative, a partnership between Code for America, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Nava Public Benefit Corporation, is spearheading the effort.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Trump vs. Portland’s mayor … pathway to six-figure teacher salaries in Texas … and Saratoga Springs, N.Y. scrambles after City Hall fire.
“To truly be a resilient community you can't just pay attention to one leg of the stool. You really have to look at all three,” according to Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Trial runs for the dreaded L train shutdown in N.Y.C. … job losses in Trump counties … and Maine is not prepared as tick-borne diseases spread north.
The Center for Local State and Urban Policy found more local leaders than last year saying they are optimistic Michigan is heading in the right direction.
A new analysis looks at population growth across the states, which is tied to state finances. Only two states saw a population drop over the last decade.
COMMENTARY | The mayor of Rochester Hills, Michigan, on why mayors are looking to shape the future of AVs.
The program, which began in April, has distributed roughly 6,000 condoms.
More than a dozen states have above-average international trade exposure, per a new Moody’s report.
Kalamazoo officials have not yet decided what to do with a 1940 monument or how to repurpose the park space.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A low-profile, but very dangerous Wash. volcano ... Nev. county will vote on brothels … Pa.’s major Lyme disease risk … and an Ohio rural broadband bill.
“Not only is tapping street and park trees illegal, but doing so causes damage, leaving trees susceptible to insects and diseases,” the city said in a newsletter.
The public-private partnership wants one up and running in the next six months.
Sen. Rick Jones says the legislation is necessary because Michigan voters may soon decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Atlanta mayor declares her city the ‘crown jewel’ of the nation … Nashville transit proposal fails … Maine lawmakers override governor’s veto ... and Buffalo eyes parking ticket amnesty.
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