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?
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.
One legal scholar doesn't think so.
In just a few years, communities that depend on the trucking industry for their vitality will be facing major economic disruption.
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