Some of America’s capital cities are especially vulnerable to floods, coastal storms, land subsidence and other risks. Moving their functions elsewhere could be critical to governance.
The state’s candidates for governor are addressing jobs, transportation, education and small businesses, but some voters feel they avoid talking about the most-pressing issues, like inflation or the cost of living.
Several democratic local officials from the region have said that they won’t vote for Gov. Kathy Hochul if she doesn’t crack down on crypto mining operations across the state, for fear of the industry’s environmental impacts.
The May primary saw the highest voter turnout in the last 25 years and many experts are using the numbers to gauge how the parties are growing, especially around the increasing urban-suburban-rural divide.
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Perry Johnson wants Michigan to stop printing ballots for the August primary while he tries to overturn his disqualification from the race. A federal judge denied Johnson’s request on Monday.
For decades, states have relied on the so-called "sin tax" to fund vital social programs. If the FDA's recent proposal to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars prevails, states will need to find another funding source to keep the programs afloat.
Gov. Chris Sununu signed a law on Tuesday that will require vendors to program vote-counting machines to automatically divert ballots that appear to have too many marks for a single office.
The bill would provide large businesses with up to $10 billion in tax credits over 20 years to promote green semiconductor manufacturing. But watchdog groups have questioned how the bill was hastily pushed by Gov. Hochul.
Last week, the Maryland governor made decisions on hundreds of remaining bills the General Assembly had passed in the 2022 session, including legislation on abortion access, early vote counting and absentee ballot signatures.
The state Senate passed a bill that would require the state to protect an additional 11 percent of its land and waters by 2030; 19 percent is already conserved. The land would be conserved through conservation easements.
The president's party always loses seats in midterms. This year, just about everything — fundraising, voter enthusiasm, demographic shifts, the issues mix — is going the right way for Republicans.
Some states have responded with restrictions, but many more have loosened requirements. Dan Malloy, governor of Connecticut during Sandy Hook, reflects on how he was able to get a gun-safety law passed.
Despite often winning a majority of votes, the Democratic Party is at an electoral disadvantage in legislatures that appears to be worsening. Author Jonathan Rodden explains the current problem and why national reform is unlikely.