CA: California to push fossil fuels out of electricity grid
Fossil fuels will be banned from California’s electricity generation by 2045 under legislation signed by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, the latest in a series of ambitious goals set by the state to combat the effects of climate change.
NC: Justice Department demand for North Carolina voting records extended to DMV
In a further sign of the sprawling nature of the Justice Department’s effort to collect voting records in North Carolina, prosecutors demanded eight years of information from the state’s Division of Motor Vehicles, according to a copy of the subpoena obtained by The New York Times.
NV: Nevada ride-hailing apps conquer the Strip in Vegas
With Lyft and Uber now a popular transportation option for Las Vegas visitors, especially on the Strip, revenue from the Regional Transportation Commission’s bus routes along Las Vegas Boulevard has dipped, according to officials in southern Nevada.
NJ: New Jersey attorney general vows to go after crooked cops and politicians with new corruption unit
New Jersey’s top prosecutor is creating a new team in his office to target a wide swath of government wrongdoing, from bribe-pocketing public officials to abusive police officers and wrongful convictions.
NM: Record auction of oil and gas leases to benefit New Mexico
Oil and gas leases on federal lands in southeastern New Mexico netted nearly a billion dollars this month, more than triple the amount bid on all such leases in 2017. The state stands to collect half the money from the unprecedented auction proceeds.
FL: Florida Supreme Court strikes schools amendment from ballot
The Florida Supreme Court struck an amendment from the November ballot that would have stripped control of charter schools from local school districts and put it in the hands of the state.
GA: Judge will decide whether to order Georgia voters to use paper ballots
A federal judge could rule Wednesday on a far-reaching request to switch Georgia from electronic to paper ballots just eight weeks before November’s election.
HI: Hawaii governor talks about a new jail as most states are pulling back
Democratic Gov. David Ige’s recent announcement of a plan to build a bigger Oahu jail with 1,333 beds came at a time when most states are working to reduce their jail populations.
WI: Wisconsin’s sexual assault kit testing complete
More than 4,100 untested sexual assault evidence kits dating back to the 1980s in Wisconsin have finally been tested.
KY: Live in Kentucky? Your income is growing slower and you have fewer jobs to pick from.
Since the national recession ended in 2009, Kentucky trails the nation in growth of jobs, population and wages but is outperforming four of its seven neighboring states in those categories.
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