November 30, 2012

The Rise (and Fall) of Drones

Drones could revolutionize police work. But privacy and security concerns could keep them grounded.
July 26, 2012

$7 Billion Plan for D.C.'s Union Station Announced

The undertaking would be one of the country's most expensive transportation infrastructure projects. But at least one hurdle remains: how to pay for it.
July 17, 2012

Weiner Reportedly Considering Run for NYC Mayor

Anthony Weiner is considering a return to politics with a possible a run for mayor according to the New York Post.
July 12, 2012

High-Speed Rail's International Leaders Offer Thoughts on U.S. Approach

Members of the International Union of Railways came to Capitol Hill to discuss the progress of high-speed rail worldwide.
July 10, 2012

California Bill Would Allow Children More Than 2 Parents

SB 1476, a bill working its way through the California Legislature, would remove the limit of two legal parents per child. Similar legislation exists in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maine, and the District of Columbia.
July 9, 2012

Obama Signs Transportation, Student Loan Bill

President Barack Obama signed the new two-year transportation bill, which also included an extension of lower student loan interest rates Friday.
July 5, 2012

Illinois Removes Family Exemption For Assisting Fugitives

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill Thursday removing a loophole that allowed immediate family members to help fugitives escape the country without legal penalty. Illinois was one of 14 states to have such an exemption.
July 3, 2012

Michigan county school district enacts merit-based salaries for teachers

St. Clair county became the first in Michigan to enact a merit-based pay program for its teachers.
July 2, 2012

Pittsburgh's forestation plans bring financial savings

Pittsburgh announced its Urban Forest Master Plan last week. The plan details an 20 percent increase in tree population over 20 years, an amount which will eventually yield over $1 million in savings per year.
July 2, 2012

Mid-Atlantic Storm Damage Prompts Federal, State Response

he devastating storm that raced from Ohio and along the mid-Atlantic knocking out power to more than 3 million people and killing at least 17 sparked state officials to declare states of emergencies as the massive cleanup continued.
June 29, 2012

Iowa Makes It Tougher For Felons to Regain Voting Rights

An executive order from Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has made the state one of the most difficult for felons to regain their right to vote.
June 27, 2012

Solar Subsidies Force Governments to Make Decisions

Rebates and loan programs offer different benefits.
June 22, 2012

Mourdock Jumps Ahead Of Supreme Court On Health Care Ruling

GOP Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock surprised everyone yesterday when he applauded the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Most surprised of all may be the Justices of the Supreme Court, as the ruling will not come until next week.
June 21, 2012

Study: Shorter Prison Terms Could Save States Millions

Most of the public support cutting sentences.
June 19, 2012

Proposed Illinois Wind Farm Creates Environmental Controversy

A proposed Illinois wind farm created controversy when it became clear that the location interfered with the natural habitat of three endangered species.