State governments, which bear primary responsibility for managing criminal offenders, have begun to re-evaluate the way they punish those that commit low-level theft.
A recently published academic study takes a look at that.
Mississippi has one of the highest teen-pregnancy rates in the country. So in 2014, the state passed a law that requires public colleges to teach students how to avoid unplanned pregnancies.
An analysis from the Tax Foundation presents federal aid as a percentage of state revenue for fiscal year 2013.
Levees are being checked for sand boils as water levels rise. And in Louisiana, there’s no word yet whether the Bonnet Carré and Morganza spillways will be opened.
Who can use the Mississippi Delta’s aquifers?
From the Kentucky gubernatorial election to ballot measures on affordable housing in San Francisco, here are some of the races and initiatives we were tracking.
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis has released sector-specific, quarterly GDP figures for states.
Also: Arizona eliminates consumer protection agency and Pittsburgh’s falling glass risk.
Also: Pay raises for many Minneapolis officials and Houston’s flood-rescue problems.
Mississippi Happy to Take Louisiana’s Movie Business; California Farmers Happy to Take Modesto’s Sewer Water
Also: The Internet makes public sector conservation a success, Florida’s Rick Scott making the public pay to be shunned and a Miami neighborhood halts spillover gentrification, for now.
One Mississippi Republican has called for the removal of Confederate symbolism from the state flag. Such calls have been made before, but to no avail.
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