One state has $732 million not being spent to help needy families.
Cycling advocates and some city officials are bristling at the idea of requiring people to don helmets when they ride.
A new kind of state attorney general is rising to prominence nationwide.
They’re focused on whether political interference by Trump administration officials played a role in the selection of a Nevada zone. Meanwhile, a senator has put forward a bill that would impose new transparency requirements.
A test the Census Bureau conducted this summer found that people who were asked whether or not they are U.S. citizens were not significantly deterred from answering the survey.
State agencies said many of the water and air quality violations flagged by the EPA in a series of letters issued in September were already being addressed or were based on incorrect data.
Following a 2015 leak in California, a federal agency took on new responsibilities for inspecting the natural gas sites, but a watchdog says that fewer states than expected are helping.
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris proposes requiring states that have a history of restricting abortion to submit new laws for federal approval before they can go into effect.
Cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis rose for the fifth consecutive year, according to federal data released this week.
COMMENTARY | A little known federal law that dates back decades—along with subsequent state laws—shields many manufacturers and online retailers from state corporate income tax.
Recent changes pushed by the Trump administration are expected to result in about 10 percent of recipients losing benefits. Another 500,000 children would lose access to free or reduced-price meals at school.
A partnership between a university and three community colleges in California aims to create more bilingual teachers while also diversifying the state's teacher pool.
To address security risks, a task force recommends that Congress authorize local law enforcement to take down drones flown too close to airports.
A federal appeals court upheld much of the FCC’s rollback of net neutrality rules but found that the commission overstepped its authority when it blocked states from enacting their own internet regulations.
A new executive order requires enhanced consultation with local and state leaders before placing refugees in their jurisdictions, which immigration advocates worry will amount to veto power.
The Trump administration says California is “failing” on water quality, the latest EPA action against the Democrat-led state.
Policy experts say lawmakers should think more broadly about infrastructure goals rather than just focusing on a dollar amount to be spent.
The EPA told the California Air Resources Board on Tuesday that it must resubmit air quality plans or risk sanctions that could include the withholding of federal highway funding.
“There is a wellspring of experience and knowledge from beyond the beltway that deserves to be explored," says one expert.
Legislation advanced by the Senate Appropriations Committee would cut funding for the Small Starts grants program from $526 million to $78 million.
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