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Elaine S. Povich

Management

State AGs Crack Down on Coronavirus Scams

The National Association of Attorneys General has set up a website for consumers to file complaints with each state attorney general’s office.

Finance

Taxing Internet Ads Could Raise Lots of Money, but Doubts Persist

Maryland could be the first in the nation to tax online ads.

Finance

Seniors’ Sweet Tax Breaks Have Become a Target

In most states, seniors pay less income tax than younger people. Is that fair?

Management

The Uber and Lyft of Dog Walking Fight State Oversight

The gig-economy model for pet care has disrupted a standing industry in somewhat the same way that ride-hailing services upended the taxi industry.

Finance

Record Cyber Monday Boosts State Tax Revenue

Cyber Monday sales this year were up nearly 20% compared to last year.

Management

State Attorneys General Take On National Fights

A new kind of state attorney general is rising to prominence nationwide.

Management

Off-Year Elections Test Democrats’ Strength in the South

Three governorships and control of a critical statehouse are up for grabs.

Tech & Data

Tech Giants Fight Digital Right-to-Repair Bills

The measures would require manufacturers to supply parts to independent repair shops.

Management

Fur Clothing Bans Advance in More Cities and States

While animal welfare activists say fur is cruel, U.S. sales have grown.

Public Safety

At Annual Summit, State Republicans Balk at New Gun Control Laws

Advocates renew cry for checks on guns after Texas and Ohio shootings.

Management

Real ID, Real Problems: States Cope With Changing Rules, Late Rollouts

Miscommunication between states and the feds have led to hassles for drivers in many states trying to get Real IDs.

Management

As Hate Incidents Rise, States Require Teaching the Holocaust

How does hate today relate to the Holocaust? Students in many states can learn.

Infrastructure

The Cost of That Toll? Depends on Your E-ZPass

The cost of your highway tolls depends on if you bought your electronic pass in-state or out.

Management

Out of Order: Schools Quash Delivery Food Trend

Citing security and nuisance concerns, school districts from California to Delaware are cracking down on students ordering up lunch on UberEats or other apps.

Finance

States Are Allowing Bank Accounts to Link Savings to Prizes. Customers Aren't Biting.

The idea is to encourage people to build up their savings by enrolling them in lotteries to win prizes. But that hasn't necessarily drawn people to sign up.