Many localities haven’t yet felt the full brunt of influenza season.
Three out of four conservative states approved measures, while the election of a Democratic governor in Maine seemingly ends the Republican effort to block last year’s successful referendum.
More and more states are loosening up job licensing requirements, as both free-market advocates and liberal groups argue to legislators that they are barriers to work.
Voter participation jumped during a pilot project.
Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and North Dakota have the most to lose in a “trade war” with China.
The winning entries will be displayed on electronic message boards on the state’s highways and interstates on Fridays through September.
To be eligible for the matching grant program, employers must be recruiting for “quality jobs,” paying at or above the state’s median wage.
At least 16 states debated bills to regulate the short-term rental industry this year. Only one, Indiana’s, was signed into law.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Francisco mayor’s new needle-cleanup plan … Oklahoma wildfire … Wisconsin renewable energy investments … and “a collection of disparate ideas” in Florida.
“If you start with institutions, you get an institutional response…”
“We simply cannot have 50 different state regulations governing our internet–consumers expect and demand a single, consistent, common-sense approach,” wrote US Telecom president and CEO Jonathan Spalter in an email.
The last permitting hurdle for the $8 billion project has been cleared, after nine years of controversy and delay.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Illinois treasurer sends governor a budget to-do list; Colorado lawmakers make mad dash to fix budget error; and Orlando seeks a poet laureate.
Fueled by national gun rights groups, state lawmakers across the country have steadily stripped away the power of local officials to make gun laws. Is Nebraska next?
Nebraskans voted to reinstate the death penalty, and Californians voted to speed up their executions.
Public support for capital punishment has declined in recent years, but the issue continues to be a point of contention, as some advocate for its repeal and others push for its reinstatement.
Also in our State and Local Weekend News Digest: Opioid epidemic’s newest killer drug; Minnesota municipalities facing shortage of candidates for public office; and King tides swamp low-lying areas of South Florida.
Implementing a diversified energy strategy takes leadership.
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