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Laura Maggi

Public Safety

Florida Supreme Court to Weigh Government Liability in Parkland Shooting

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Alabama tornados and fatalities ... A Kentucky city is creating a registry of convicted animal abusers ... Closures of "board-and-care" homes in California.

Management

President Trump Suggests 'Sanctuary Cities' Take Migrants

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ohio passes fetal heartbeat abortion ban ... A proposal to move lobbyists in St. Louis ... Legal challenge to the tax for homeless services in San Francisco.

Infrastructure

FCC Announces $20 Billion Rural Broadband Fund

At a briefing with President Trump, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai also said the agency will move forward with a 5G wireless spectrum auction at the end of the year.

Public Safety

Texas Can Keep Secret Execution Drug Supplier, Court Rules

The Texas Supreme Court found that disclosing where the state has obtained the drugs "would create a substantial threat of physical harm" to the companies.

Management

Arizona Now Recognizes All Out-Of-State Professional Licenses

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Man arrested in Louisiana church fires ... Officials still digging into a Durham, North Carolina explosion that killed one man ... A spring snow blankets much of the Midwest.

Finance

An Economic Development Package for a Major Tourist Attraction

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Different and escalated citations for homeless people in Sacramento ... Rethinking fare evasion in Philadelphia ... Changes for drones in a New Jersey town.

Public Safety

Death Penalty Repeal Stalls in Colorado

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Chicago elects a new mayor ... Keeping public comments alive at a Nebraska county board ... Disaster relief disagreements stall bill.

Management

Baltimore Mayor Takes Health-Related Leave as Book Scandal Grows

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | The 100 Resilient Cities program will close up shop this summer ... Supreme Court allows Missouri execution to move forward ... Eagles causing problems at Washington state landfill.

Management

New York Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Investigating earthquakes in Alabama ... A fight about Chik-Fil-A in San Antonio ... Considering a seasonal gas tax hike.

Health & Human Services

Measles Crackdown: County Begins Ban of Unvaccinated Children from Public Places

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Maryland Gov. vetoes school start bill, along with other legislation ... Crackdown on bike lane enforcement ... A police department faces possible closure in Maine.

Management

Supreme Court Tells Moose Hunter He Can Take Hovercraft Out on Alaskan River

John Sturgeon and the state of Alaska argued the National Park Service didn't have jurisdiction over a river that flowed through a national preserve. The high court agreed.

Public Safety

Marijuana Legalization Halts in New Jersey

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | 'Congestion pricing' coming to New York City ... Reconsidering allowing homeless people to live in cars ... Cracking down on child care fraud.

Management

Oglala Sioux Tribe Calls for Help in South Dakota as Flooding Continues

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Lawmakers consider changes to Medicaid expansion in Idaho ... Cracking down on uninsured drivers in Oklahoma ... Oregon lawmakers ponder a pay raise.

Management

Wisconsin Judge Blocks Laws Limiting New Governor's Powers

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A program for claiming property taxes in Ohio ... Mayor announces a new police chief in Little Rock, Arkansas ... Climate agency proposal in Oregon.

Infrastructure

A Suburban Community Rejects Transit Expansion

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Changes to eviction laws in Mississippi ... Raising the age to buy tobacco in Delaware ... Examining state employee raises in North Carolina.

Management

Poppy Apocalypse Overwhelms California Town

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Amazon incentive package passes in Nashville ... Floods continue in Midwest ... Former governor to lobby for a constitutional convention.

Management

Supreme Court to Review Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Trying to pay people wrongly accused of fraud in Michigan ... An ongoing petrochemical fire in Texas ... Books and the mayor in Baltimore.

Management

Two People Dead in Historic Midwest Flooding

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Louisiana duplicate tax refunds ... New approach to combat teen vaping ... Vermont starts paying remote workers.