Source: Washington Post | Virginia |
March 25, 2013
As the three jockey for a prize worth perhaps as much as $3 billion, the presence of the classified site has left several Northern Virginia officials feeling as if one of their best prospects has been mysteriously hobbled.
The White House is encouraging skeptical state officials to expand Medicaid by subsidizing the purchase of private insurance for low-income people, even though that approach might be somewhat more expensive, federal and state officials say.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Georgia |
March 22, 2013
A federal judge permanently blocked Georgia from enforcing a part of the law that would have punished people who knowingly transport or harbor illegal immigrants or encourage them to come to the state.
A bill in Congress would give 27.5 percent of revenue from offshore energy development — including oil, gas, wind and others — to coastal states, plus another 10 percent if the state creates a clean energy or conservation fund.
The drones, or unmanned aerial systems, have already helped the police find missing people and county planners measure the growth of a landfill. But they could also be used by drug dealers, pedophiles and nosy neighbors, witnesses and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee said in a hearing.
Congressional lawmakers are skeptical of some specialty tax-free bonds but largely spoke in support of maintaining the tax-exempt status of the municipal bonds localities and states issue to fund infrastructure projects.
Source: Boston Globe | Massachusetts |
March 19, 2013
State business and government leaders say federal rules stemming from the national health care overhaul threaten to drive up insurance costs in Massachusetts, a state widely viewed as a model for the sweeping legislation signed by President Obama in 2010.
Source: Seattle Times | Washington state |
March 19, 2013
Canadians are finding that before they can enter pot-friendly Washington, where marijuana is now legal for recreational use, they must first be admitted into the country by the U.S. government, which still outlaws the drug.