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While the plunge in ridership has left some wondering if commuter rail is dying, others see a rare opportunity to reinvent the suburb-to-city service into something very different. But it won’t be cheap or easy.
State lawmakers will begin using the latest census data to redraw legislative and congressional district lines in an attempt to help the majority party maintain control. New district lines will be used in 2022.
A small company in Franklinton is trying to convert old tires into oil, syngas and other commodities that could be used to power a variety of things. The company’s first aim is to use it to mine cryptocurrencies.
From 2010 to 2018, Black and Latino people accounted for 7 and 47 percent, respectively, of jail bookings in Orange County, despite being just 2 and 35 percent of the county’s population.
State Sen. Mona Das has proposed a bill that would increase the requirements of post-consumer-use recycled contents, limit the use of plastic utensils and straws and ban the use of plastic foam.
Many of them are more interested in pandering to hungry corporations than they are in making investments in their citizens.
While conservatives favor blunt language, progressives are more attuned to its potential harm, sometimes to the point of denying words their simple meaning.
An unexpected resignation has forced the Pennsylvania city to fill two IT department lead positions. The city has enacted an emergency declaration to contract directly with Bedrock Technology, which will cover IT services in the meantime.
The pandemic put thousands of employees out of work, but Amazon doubled its workforce in California’s capital city to accommodate increased delivery demands. It is now the fourth leading nongovernment employer in the area.
To maintain the revenue from the gas tax even as vehicles transition away from gasoline, a bill would require fuel-efficient vehicles to pay a fee for every mile they drive starting in 2026.
Lawmakers expected to have to make drastic cuts and enact furloughs when the session began in January. But with the $1.35 billion bailout from federal relief funds, the Legislature could approve the $31.2 billion budget.
Jessica Benham has faced disadvantages that would keep most people out of politics. She hasn’t let that stop her from getting elected to the state Legislature.
The Internet law may be the first of its kind and aims to connect the 40 percent of households that have incomes of less than $30,000 a year and the 34 percent of Black households that don’t have Internet at home.
The bill would allow consumers to sue big companies for data privacy violations and has received bipartisan support. Big businesses are those with at least $50 million in revenue and collect data from more than 50,000 residents.
Democratic and Republican states have sparred over COVID-19 regulations since the pandemic began more than a year ago. But the state competitions overshadow the fact that the nation, overall, should have fared better.
The role of Asian citizens in politics and public life is a story that will surprise a good many Americans.
The coronavirus pandemic and the 2020 elections have increased the number of states preempting local laws and ordinances, especially where cities and states were run by different political parties.
A report from WalletHub ranked the diversity of 501 cities, using thirteen different metrics. Houston, Texas, was the most diverse while Provo, Utah, was the least.
There has been a significant decline in carjackings, robberies and shootings since the launch of a controversial surveillance project six years ago. But it’s unclear if the decrease was a direct result of the program.
City officials may use some of the $115 million it will receive from the state to restore or reimagine public transit usage to increase access and efficiency. But the public must buy in for the investment to pay off.
While research shows that more diverse juries come to fairer decisions than homogenous ones, a survey found that most Washington juries lacked diversity. Officials are working to change that.
The Colorado city is considering a $1 hourly fee for those who charge their electric vehicles at city-owned charging stations. The fee will help pay for the cost of owning and maintaining the stations.
Can the government regulate information shared by social media companies during an election? According to one West Virginia lawmaker, the answer is "yes." The ACLU, however, says not so fast.
Colleges make billions from the feats of student athletes. Recent bills could open the door for athletes to receive compensation beyond their scholarships.
If 60 percent of the county’s residents get at least one dose by May 11, public health officials will change the mask mandate to a recommendation. If COVID numbers worsen, the county will reinstate the mandate.
Despite the dry conditions, Gavin Newsom has not yet declared an official drought emergency. Many believe that the recall threat against the governor is preventing the declaration.
The Georgia county spent $38.3 million during the 2020 election cycle, nearly four times the amount spent in 2016. But officials expect that the election price tag will only continue to grow.
The region in Colorado is slowly emerging as a hub for quantum technology, which is already being used in cellphones and medical devices, and could provide a major boost to the state’s economy.
Like brick and mortar charter schools, cyber-charters are funded by contributions from public school districts. Districts pay the online schools an annual rate for each of their students who opt to enroll in one.
Usually, companies use this power to secure financial benefits for themselves, such as tax or regulation relief. But increasingly, they're using it for social causes as well.
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