The new lawsuits aim to “recover millions of dollars lost due to opiate addiction and drug overdoses that have taken so many lives in this country and greatly affected the lives of many.”
Last week, Gov. Ralph Northam approved legislation that emerged as a lawmaking exercise by students.
As more smart communities emerge, states are being encouraged to get policy frameworks in place that secure the front end of disruptive technologies being adopted.
Charlottesville’s premium spike may be an anomaly. But insurance experts say it could be an indication of what might happen in other parts of the country next fall, when insurers post their final rates for 2019.
State officials aren’t likely to forget this episode of Congressional paralysis—and the precedent it set—any time soon.
Standardized data is allowing the state to make more informed transportation decisions more often.
Under Governor Terry McAuliffe, Virginia embarked on a campaign to grant clemency more often, and to restore the civil rights of convicted felons.
A number of state and local officials are opposing the leasing of previously protected waters.
Local officials are hoping high-resolution, hydrodynamic models using fluid physics will improve preparedness and response in a low-lying region vulnerable to flooding.
Terry McAuliffe has attempted expansion three times already. Thanks to Democratic gains in the state legislature, his odds of success have improved.
“[I]f one more congressman tells me ‘no problem, they believe in CHIP and they’re going to fund it’ and still they don’t, I think I’m going to scream. Because promises aren’t paying the bills and keeping kids covered.”
Virginia CIO Nelson Moe is helping the Commonwealth turn the page and reinvent its IT infrastructure.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | South Dakota’s English-only law; Kentucky pension battle lines drawn; and Seattle’s expensive home prices.
Some states are taking the war on opioids into veterinarians’ offices, aiming to prevent people who are addicted to opioids from using their pets to procure drugs for their own use.
Neo-Nazis and counter-protesters alike think that local and state police should have done a better job keeping violence from breaking out over the weekend.
STATE AND LOCAL WEEKEND ROUNDUP | ‘Budget deferrals and other government legerdemain’ in Texas; Lexington, Ky. mayor wants to relocate Confederate statues; and Minnesota's renovated State Capitol officially reopens.
Having declared a state of emergency already, Terry McAuliffe and local officials were left wrestling with three deaths and a president reluctant to blame those responsible.
The Tax Foundation has new rankings and an interactive tool that look at the taxes states levy on a pack of smokes and changes in state cigarette tax revenue over the years.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Boise River flood emergency; Trump taps Texas mayor for HUD post; and tablet computers for Colorado inmates.
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