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“What we’re seeing is an influx of state policymakers starting to wrap their arms around the fact that learning doesn’t start in kindergarten,” said Bruce Atchison of the Education Commission of the States.
Amid growing health concerns, policymakers in multiple states want to ban PFAS from food packaging and limit the substances in drinking water.
A new analysis shows benefits of considering a range of factors and scenarios.
Gambling experts warn that starry-eyed lawmakers might be overestimating their haul from legalized sports betting.
Stress tests help policymakers plan for the next recession.
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.
Only 17 states pay for one or more full-time staff positions to help problem gamblers, according to a 2016 survey from the National Council on Problem Gambling and the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators.
The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roadways is up—by a lot.
There are reasons more aren’t using the service: Some states might not have the money, or might be nervous about allowing white-hat companies to try to breach their networks.
All three major components of personal income—work earnings, transfers such as Social Security benefits, and property income—rose over the past 10 years. Among the factors that shape personal income, effects vary by state.
Federal immigration officials say that in sanctuary cities, they have little choice but to carry out enforcement activities in neighborhoods and other community locations, even though it is not an efficient use of their time or resources.
At least 16 states debated bills to regulate the short-term rental industry this year. Only one, Indiana’s, was signed into law.
Maryland just became the seventh state to enact a “Beagle Freedom” law.
But the growth spurt may be short-lived.
Electric scooters have received pushback in some cities, but they’ve gotten a warm welcome in the South, where hot weather and often hilly terrain have made it tough for bike-share programs.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it wants to be a strong partner for rural communities in the grip of the opioid epidemic.
A critical tool for preventing the illegal hiring of undocumented workers hasn’t been used uniformly even in the states that require it.
New law builds on earlier steps toward better fiscal management
Today school districts in parts of 22 states use a four-day week, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
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