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.
Can the Cornhusker State attract high-wage jobs that require a highly-skilled workforce?
Rural towns aren’t attractive to popular ride-hailing services, so a local company is launching its own in the western panhandle of Nebraska.
Research suggests that students say no to loans when they’re told how loans could weigh on them in the future. Yet in some cases, borrowing less may make it harder for students to graduate.
Not so much, according to a new Moody’s Investors Service report.
Large energy projects can be politically and financially challenging for public officials. But seeking out cross-sector collaborations can be the best and quickest way to make sustainable energy happen.
The state-level look shows that some of the biggest gaps are in prospering energy states like North Dakota and Wyoming.
Population loss in much of rural, small-town America has accelerated in recent years, prompting states and localities to offer incentives and share services to counter a dwindling tax base.
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