The Florida Wildlife Federation has sued Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet to stop its recent decision to allow farmers to continue leasing state-owned land in the Everglades for another 30 years, alleging that the farming has the potential to exacerbate the pollution the state is attempting to clean-up.
Mexico City has a massive trash problem that's partially caused by citizens' resistance to recycle. To encourage them to do so, the city gives residents food vouchers in exchange for their recyclable waste.
While many states offer tax incentives for people to purchase energy-efficient vehicles like hybrids and electric cars, lawmakers in several states have proposed levying special fees on owners of some such vehicles.
Source: Nebraska Watchdog | Nebraska |
January 23, 2013
Gov. Dave Heineman has approved the rerouted Keystone XL oil pipeline path, which would move oil from Canada to Texas, putting the final decision squarely in the lap of President Barack Obama’s administration.
Source: AP/Idaho Statesman | Idaho |
January 22, 2013
Idaho lawmakers, motivated by the potential for new revenue and the appeal of having more authority over how those lands are managed, are gearing up to follow the lead taken by Utah and Arizona in 2012.
Nationally, six straight years of revenue declines have put enormous pressure on state and local governments, nevertheless, some are thriving. Standard & Poor's, the credit-rating agency, reports that it issued more bond upgrades than downgrades in 2012.
The Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act are in full swing. With the influx of people who will be applying for benefits and the ACA requirement for online enrollment, it is more important than ever to verify the identities of those accessing benefits up front.