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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

Tennessee Utility Aims for 200,000 Electric Vehicles by 2028

The Tennessee Valley Authority is beginning preparations to support a large increase in electric vehicles over the next eight years. Currently, there are just 14,000 EVs in the utility’s region.

By Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press  |  December 21, 2020
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A Biden Oil Ban Could Improve the Climate, Worsen State Economy

Biden has promised to ban new oil, gas leases and maybe hydraulic fracking, which would be a big win for environmental groups. But for states, like New Mexico, the bans could worsen the economy.

By Adrian Hedden, Carlsbad Current-Argus  |  December 18, 2020
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Resolutions Honor Love, Potatoes and Pets: Legislative Watch

Faced with a cascade of unprecedented and overwhelming challenges, legislators still found time to acknowledge the simple pleasures of life, including onions, country music and a hound dog named Jo Jo.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  December 18, 2020
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With Nov. Lessons Learned, Georgia Turnout Readies for Runoff

Both parties have reinvigorated their campaigning efforts as early voting for the Jan. 5 Senate runoff has begun. The stakes are high, as U.S. Senate control has come down to these two seats.

By Bridget Bowman, CQ-Roll Call  |  December 14, 2020
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Spokane Wants to Switch to Electric Police Vehicles

The City Council president is ready for the police department to change from gasoline to electric-powered vehicles, like Teslas, but some council members are wary and still unsure of a pilot program.

By Adam Shanks, The Spokesman-Review  |  December 11, 2020
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States Propose Relief for Immigrants: Legislative Watch

The new administration hopes to achieve a shift in federal immigration policy. Recent proposals from state legislators reflect an existing climate of compassion, including financial support, health care and safety.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  December 11, 2020
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New Electoral Districts Are Coming – an Old Approach Can Show If They’re Fair

Most methods of determining whether electoral maps are fair require a lot of math and some tough computation. But there is an easier way.

By Jon X. Eguia, Michigan State University  |  December 9, 2020
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Ford’s Autonomous Vehicles to Deliver Food, School Supplies

An eight-week pilot program will deliver fresh produce and school supplies to 50 students in Miami-Dade County. The program will help prepare for more self-driving services to begin in 2022.

By Jordyn Grzelewski, The Detroit News  |  December 8, 2020
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New Jersey Audit of Flawless Vote Could Change Future Elections

Due to the high level of paper ballots, this was the first year that the state conducted a post-election audit. Despite success at ballot counting, it is unclear whether vote by mail is here to stay.

By Josh Axelrod, NJ Advance Media Group  |  December 7, 2020
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As COVID Vaccine Nears, States Set Rules: Legislative Watch

The availability of a proven COVID vaccine may be weeks away, but many Americans remain wary. State lawmakers have introduced bills to address its administration, including the boundaries of enforced immunization.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  December 4, 2020
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Many Hope California Latino Fills Harris’ U.S. Senate Seat

California has never sent a Latino to the U.S. Senate despite its large immigrant population. That may change when Gov. Newsom appoints someone to fill Sen. Kamala Harris’ seat.

By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times  |  December 3, 2020
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