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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

California Governor Plans Death Penalty Moratorium

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Dialed-back housing plans ... An Inland Port Authority lawsuit in Salt Lake City ... A paramedic proposal in Florida.

Fewer People Using Transit in the D.C. Area

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A proposal to allow teens to get vaccinated ... Plans for a property tax reduction in Baltimore ... Chicago tunnel plans on the rocks.

After a Voter Mandated Pay Increase, the Threat of Firefighter Layoffs

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Looking at a Florida tolls contract ... Luxury tax on non-resident apartments in New York ... A tree falls in Los Angeles.

Health Advocates Urge Rejection of Medicaid Work Mandates in Non-Expansion States

Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Alabama have all asked the Trump administration to allow them to implement work requirements.

This Winter Really Was Exceptionally Rainy and Snowy

In the wettest winter on record, 19 states experienced some of their highest levels of precipitation for the month of February, NOAA reported this week.

Reworking Probation as Part of Criminal Justice Reform

As states reduce prison sentences and try to limit the number of people incarcerated, governors say they also must drill down into the next steps needed to help people remake their lives.

Coalition of Governors Push to Restore State, Local Tax Deduction

“This is politics masquerading as tax policy,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said.

Sending Queso to the Moon

Austin Mayor Steve Adler provides a queso recipe to future civilizations, including it a package that began a voyage to the moon earlier this week.

Pennsylvania Governor Says Workforce Training ‘Must Break From the Status Quo’

A new audit found that there is a lot of room for improvement with the state’s workforce programs.

These States Collect the Highest Sales Taxes Per Person

Forty-five states and the District of Columbia collect state sales taxes, while local sales taxes exist in 38 states, according to the Tax Foundation.

Trump Administration Releases Rural Broadband Strategy

Officials estimate that 24 million people in the United States can't get broadband internet service. Eighty percent of those people live in rural areas.

Feds File Lawsuit to Stop 'Safe Injection' Site for Drug Users

A Philadelphia non-profit, with the support of city leaders, has been moving forward with a plan to open a facility where they said drug users could more safely use heroin and other illegal opioids.