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Elaine S. Povich


Elaine Povich is a veteran Washington Correspondent. She covered Congress and politics for Newsday for eight years. Prior to that, she was a Freedom Forum fellow engaged in a study of the relationship between Congress and the media. She is the author of Partners and Adversaries: The Contentious Connection Between Congress and the Media.

Governors across the nation are enacting their own rules and guidelines as the federal officials lack strategy for the coronavirus pandemic. “People are gaining a new perspective on what their governors can do.”
As more electric vehicles continue to roll onto American roads, EV charging stations have to follow suit. Some states have adequate charging infrastructure, but other states are extremely sparse and perpetuate “range anxiety.”
Technical glitches, delays and miscommunication are roiling the Real ID implementation in those states, calling into question whether residents will have the secure driver’s license needed to travel by air or enter government restricted areas after October 2020.
Montana’s century-old campaign finance law which bans direct corporate contributions is being held in abeyance pending U.S. Supreme Court action, throwing the door wide open for companies and labor unions to pour money into the state’s races.