State and Federal Relations
Wireless industry groups support the new Senate bill, but the Institute for Local Self-Reliance argues it sacrifices too much local government authority.
Nominee Brett Kavanaugh's skepticism about some federal regulatory power could end up reflected in states' rights cases.
Frustrated by federal environmental deregulation, states are turning to ‘cooperative federalism’ to achieve clean air and water goals.
One idea on the table as House and Senate negotiators wrangle over the farm bill is work requirements for SNAP recipients. But that would also require states to run job training programs.
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget released its estimates as the nation's debt and deficits are on the rise.
Want to know where the economy is headed? Look at Des Moines.
DOJ did manage to block a provision in one preventing employers from reverifying employee immigration status.
Sen. John Barrasso, of Wyoming, unveiled draft legislation Monday to amend one of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws.
Gov. Matt Bevin says the plan is the best way to keep the popular program solvent. Critics say he’s ignoring key data and thousands risk losing coverage.
Lawmakers across the ideological spectrum who have expressed an interest in postal issues showed little interest in Trump’s transformation, defending the Postal Service as an essential government service.
Questions abound about how online retail sales tax policies will play out following a landmark Supreme Court decision.
The decision likely will have broader implications as other jurisdictions have disclosure requirements on the books for pregnancy centers, although those have also been subject to legal challenges.
Experts said the program could benefit from more structured oversight.
Housing programs are still being developed, so money won't begin flowing to struggling families immediately.
A bill that would keep the state on Daylight Saving Time year-round awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's signature.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Santa Barbara leaders scold Lime over “rouge” launch … Philadelphia construction tax … and a Michigan “zombie deer.”
The Supreme Court's ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair scraps a precedent that dates back to the heyday of mail order catalogs.
The 132-page plan affects a host of federal agencies and programs, including some that pay for benefits and initiatives for vulnerable and low-income populations.
The 5-4 decision in the case South Dakota v. Wayfair overturns a 1992 case that said states could only require internet retailers to collect sales taxes if they had a physical presence in the state.
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