ANALYSIS | Roughly half of the state could be designated as reservation land. No one’s sure what that would mean for Native inmates whose crimes occurred within those boundaries.
In just one example, Washington state has spent nearly $250,000 in repair and replacement costs since July 2017.
Disparities persist long after the largest race-based massacre in U.S. history.
The American College of Sports Medicine fitness index ranks the country’s 100 largest cities based on a mix of factors, including health behaviors and local policies.
Supermajority tax measures have been pushed since the 1990s by deep-pocketed lobbying groups.
The state’s tech team has an ambitious plan to fuel the state’s technology sector; it’s early, but they may be on to something.
Today school districts in parts of 22 states use a four-day week, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The era of gouged school finances and interstate “teacher poaching” continues.
It's not just educators in West Virginia and Oklahoma who have watched their wages and benefits erode since the Great Recession.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | New Mexico’s ‘no trespassing’ order for U.S. Border Patrol; opening the door to S.C. reparations; Nashville mayor resigns; and Lake Superior's high water level may hit all-time record.
Ahead of a key vote this week, senators from states where tax cuts busted the budget want the plan to include a “backstop” in case the party’s rosy revenue predictions don’t come true.
Republican voters soured on tax cuts in Kansas. Now a similar budget crisis is playing out in Oklahoma, and in a string of special-election wins, Democrats are taking advantage.
Hoping to combat the high cost of incarceration and break the cycle of children following their parents to prison, some cities have created programs to keep women out of jail and with their children.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Colorado seeks federal compliance with standardized testing; community policing push in Oakland, Calif.; and the last two Obamacare insurers in Utah seek exclusions.
Both states considered, one enacted, sentencing and corrections reforms in 2017
Recent secession efforts range from large, ongoing campaigns in Texas and California to smaller pushes in Oklahoma, Maine, Utah, West Virginia and New York.
“They’re trying to get their message out,” Oklahoma’s CIO said during the NASCIO mid-year conference being held this week near the nation’s capital.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Proposal to block new wind development in N.D.; N.C. governor’s plan to raise teacher salaries; and a Mich. freeway’s bumpy deterioration.
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