From Pensions to Pot, Lawmakers Outline Post-Election Priorities

“I think this is where the action is going to be,” says one expert, referring to state legislatures in the coming months.

This Region’s Home Prices Are Being Hit Hard by SALT Deduction Changes

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Super Typhoon Yutu’s destruction … Missing vote-by-mail applications in Ga. … Wis.’s slipping DMV performance … and Philly City Council honors Gritty mascot.

Mitigating Flood Impacts With Resiliency Parks

How a New Jersey city is combating flood risks with comprehensive parks planning

N.J. Lawmakers Want to Exempt Garden State Drivers From Out-of-State Tickets

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Delaware’s opioid legislative package … a flotilla of boats vs. Fla.’s red tide … and a Wyo. county commissioner rescued from mountain.

‘Clearing the Way’ for More Strict Plastic Bag Rules in N.J.

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Obama Blvd. in Los Angeles … Michigan’s sky-high child care costs … and an education funding survey in Kansas.

Five States To Get A Smart Tech Boot Camp

The states will be the first in the multi-year "Smarter States, Smarter Communities" learning lab, which grows out of National Governor Association Chair Brian Sandoval's 'Ahead of the Curve' Initiative.

Marijuana Bills Increasingly Focus on Social Justice

When advocates now seek marijuana legalization, they also are focusing on investment in poor communities and fixing longstanding criminal justice problems.

Summer Food Programs Face Challenges in Rural Areas

Paperwork, administrative burdens and transportation issues can lead to lower participation among children in rural areas, experts said at a House subcommittee hearing.

An Annoying Hiccup to Complete New Jersey’s Budget Deal

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Dystopian skies shroud San Francisco … what Duluth paid in Trump visit costs … and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Michigan mission.

Thousands of Coastal Properties at Risk for Chronic Flooding

By the end of the century, the number increases to 2.5 million at-risk properties.

Everyone's Welcome: Saving Families With Movie Nights and Meetups

Can family enrichment centers help keep kids out of foster care?

IRS, Treasury Take Icy View of State Workarounds to Capped Deduction

A notice issued on Wednesday could have implications for some recently passed state laws.

So States Ban Bump Stocks. Now How Do They Enforce the Law?

New Jersey is not the only state having trouble enforcing its ban. In Massachusetts, where residents had until February to surrender their bump stocks, State Police received just three devices.

Supreme Court Rules States Can Legalize Sports Gambling, Reaffirming Limits of Federal Authority

The high court made clear that state legislatures have a “dual sovereignty” with their federal counterparts.

New Jersey Bill Would Strip Pensions for Workers Convicted of Sexual Offenses

The bill, passed by committee, requires that the offenses be somehow related to an individual’s public employment.

A Legal Quirk Means You Can Be Dead in New York But Alive in New Jersey

All 50 states recognize that someone is legally dead once they are brain dead, but the Garden State has a rather large exemption.

New Jersey Looks to Lead U.S. Offshore Wind Development

The industry, long dominated by Europe, has been making its way across the pond with governors and state legislatures as its champions.