Washington state won’t be enacting the nation’s first tax on greenhouse gas emissions this year. But the idea has grown more popular in the states since President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Water utilities are struggling to lower their operation costs and simultaneously meet stricter environmental rules. Blue Drop, the brainchild of DC Water’s former leader, wants to help.
The White House indicated that it may sue other states with policies similar to California's. Does it have a case anywhere else?• Trump's Leaked Immigration Rule Already Having Impacts
President Trump will announce new plans for fighting the opioid crisis on Monday. Meanwhile, several states are exploring their own new policy: tax drug companies for the opioids they produce.
The first major bipartisan banking bill since Dodd-Frank has some potential pluses and minuses for states and localities.
Motivated by education cuts and a nationwide spirit of activism, dozens of teachers are running for legislative seats across the country.• West Virginia Teachers Strike Inspires Talk of Protest in Other States
When the governor signs what will be the nation's strictest abortion ban, lawsuits are expected. Some say that was the point.• Months Late, Trump Changes Family Planning Program's Priorities
But renters may not want to celebrate just yet.
On average, female doctors made $105,000 less than male doctors last year, and the gender pay gap actually increased.
As homelessness rises nationwide, Las Vegas is taking a gamble on a new way of helping the homeless. But some say it's money that could be better spent.
When an agency head leaves, some states take years to find a permanent replacement. What takes so long?• Unfilled Jobs Take Toll on Governments Across the Country
A new study soothes worries of massive power outages but points to the need for future planning to consider EVs.
Despite early enthusiasm, even the most liberal states are struggling to get enough support to restore the health insurance requirement that Congress repealed in December.• Idaho Tests Trump Administration's Willingness to Revoke States' Right to Regulate Obamacare
A new online platform aims not only to take some of the risk out of municipal procurement but to make the process smarter as well.
The development of more-sophisticated software packages is a boon for forensic investigators.
In moments of disaster, local and federal resources are rarely enough. But another answer is emerging.• To Help Rebuild Puerto Rico, Mainland Mayors Partner With Island Counterparts