For decades, toxic runoff from abandoned coal mines has left streams and rivers lifeless in the Mountain State. Then two men decided to reverse the damage taking place in their own backyards.
From sports teams to high schools, we’re in turmoil about what we consider a deserving name. But we shouldn’t rewrite history as a byproduct of ignorance.
It’s little wonder that so many Americans are dissatisfied with their jobs — and quitting them. We need new approaches to education beyond high school that give every learner the opportunity to flourish.
Author and federal judge Jeffrey Sutton argues the legislative branch of states should take a larger role in constitutional experimentation, and we should ask less of the judicial branch.
California’s official unemployment rate is 7.5 percent. But a newer method of measuring unemployment reveals a far larger portion of the state is struggling to find full-time employment that pays enough to cover the cost of living.
Despite having won several judicial and local elections, GOP members in at least one county continue to demand an audit of the 2021 presidential election, causing confusion and uncertainty about future elections.
CalEnviroScreen maps “disadvantaged communities” by Census tract to determine which communities will receive billions in public and private funding. But the mapping is imperfect, making many communities miss out on funding.
The project will extend the Q line 1.6 miles from its current northern terminus, costing a rate of $3.9 billion per mile. Gov. Hochul has said the money would soon come from Biden’s infrastructure bill.
A study surveyed 2,000 Latino and Asian immigrants to better understand what drives social and health inequities. California is home to approximately one-quarter of the nation’s immigrant population.
Across the nation, state lawmakers have enacted laws that require companies to report cyber attacks to the state to gain a better understanding of how to protect data in the future. But one size does not fit all when it comes to cybersecurity.
The state hopes to have as many as 150,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2025, but it still has a long way to go. For some localities, switching municipal vehicles to EVs can signify to residents that the town is serious about reducing emissions.
The nine-station light rail line will connect some of the region’s most popular areas with hopes of providing greater access to jobs, health care and educational opportunities. The 11-mile trolley line cost nearly $2.2 billion.
The new infrastructure bill will give billions to Ohio for highways, bridges, electric vehicle chargers, public transportation and more. Unlike many other Republicans, Portman argues that this bill could help curb inflation.
The Division of Occupational Safety and Health board will not enact its own worker vaccine mandate while the federal mandate is under legal review. The state’s emergency COVID workplace rules remain in effect.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has named three officials to oversee the $3.7 billion in federal infrastructure money, which the state will prioritize for broadband, transportation and water system projects.
The state’s Department of Commerce has awarded eight tribal governments and organizations with grants of up to $30,000 each to help plan for business development and economic opportunities.
“Just because a rooster crows in the morning and the sun comes up doesn’t mean that the rooster crowing causes the sun to come up.”Dr. Timothy Brewer, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at UCLA, regarding the misinformation surrounding the COVID-19, including the notion that the COVID vaccine is dangerous and causes medical emergencies. (The Sacramento Bee — November 24, 2021)
To fight false narratives and foster trust in reliable information, governments can invest in local news, support empathy-building initiatives, and ensure election processes are traceable, a new report says.
The right to disconnect can be the catalyst an organization needs to review its workplace policies. But what’s really needed is a cultural shift that gives workers more control over how they work.
The best and worst state highway systems have common traits that have little to do with miles of roadway.
Everyone agrees Bryan Hughes is amiable and polite. He's also emerged as one of the most-effective conservative legislators in the country.
The new federal funds should be targeted to projects that protect communities from climate change and promote social and economic mobility. Cities have hundreds of such projects ready to go.
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The amount, in federal Edward J. Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants, that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has announced will be used to support the state’s criminal justice system via drug task forces, school resource officers, justice technology initiatives and more. Overall, 156 grants were awarded to 140 local agencies across 56 counties.
The approximate number of pieces of debris left in space after the Russians launched a test missile that destroyed a satellite. The U.S. condemned the test as reckless and irresponsible. It left a cloud of debris in earth’s orbit and forced astronauts aboard the International Space Station to briefly take shelter as a precaution.
The total amount that residents of Flint, Mich., will receive for being exposed to lead-contaminated water, with final approval for the payout from a judge on Wednesday, Nov. 10. The settlement was first announced in August 2020. The majority of the money, $600 million, is coming directly from the state.
The number of governors that have sent a letter to U.S. lawmakers, urging them to pass the $52 billion CHIPS Act, which would include subsidies for semiconductor factories that produce microchips for cars. The bipartisan group claims the global auto chip shortage has affected 575,000 jobs in the industry.
View demographic data showing representation of racial and ethnic minorities in each police department.
Governing is building a 50-state map to visualize the changes underway to declare states “Open for Business” even as the coronavirus remains at large across the country.
A comprehensive view of the states’ marijuana laws regarding medical use, workplace accommodations and driving under the influence. Today, 36 states and the District of Columbia allow medical use of marijuana.
State totals on active duty, reserve forces and civilian employees for each branch of the military.
Connecticut tops the list of states whose taxpayers receive the least bang for their buck from the feds.
Voters made Texas the 19th state to add legal protections for hunting and fishing, which are now also the preferred methods for controlling wildlife.
In hopes of reducing the city's high crime rate, Camden, N.J., made a controversial and unprecedented move a year ago to replace its police force.
Data shows total law enforcement staff and per capita rates.
Drug coverage affordability really does exist in the individual Medicare marketplace!
Understand the differences between group Medicare and individual Medicare plans and which plans are best for retirees.
For a while, concerns about credit card fees and legacy processing infrastructure might have slowed government’s embrace of digital payment options.
How expanded financial assistance, a streamlined application process and creative legislation can help Black and brown-owned businesses revive communities hit hardest by the pandemic.
In recent years, local governments have been forced to adapt to a wildly changing world, especially as it pertains to sending bills and collecting payments.
Workplace safety is in the spotlight as government leaders adapt to a prolonged pandemic.
At-Home COVID-19 Tests: Demand Surges for Quidel QuickVue, Ellume and AccessBio CareStart Rapid Testing Kits
While government employees, students and the general public had to wait in line for hours in the beginning of the pandemic, at-home test kits make it easy to diagnose for the novel coronavirus in less than 30 minutes.
Governments around the nation are working to design the best vaccine policies that keep both their employees and their residents safe. Although the latest data shows a variety of polarizing perspectives, there are clear emerging best practices that leading governments are following to put trust first: creating policies that are flexible and provide a range of options, and being in tune with the needs and sentiments of their employees so that they are able to be dynamic and accommodate the rapidly changing situation.