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.
Part of a highway crossing over the Verdigris River near Tulsa was removed as part of a rehabilitation project.
Next year, though, the state faces a 40-percent risk of a major tremor.
Okla. Shutters Disposal Wells Following Big Quake; Ill. Gov. Fires 29 State Transportation Employees
Also in our State and Local Labor Day Weekend Digest: Judges rule Mo. must reveal source of lethal injection drugs; Justice Department to decide whether to retry McDonnell; Scottsdale firefighters wrangle exotic snakes.
Dallas struggles with its recycling goal; closing arguments in Pa. attorney general’s trial; and Lake Michigan life rings.
It can take years for sexual abuse victims to find the courage to come forward, and police departments across the country are still digging through a backlog of rape kits, some of which are three decades old.
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