As Massachusetts contends with a growing wave of migration and resorts to housing hundreds of migrant families in hotels, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is requesting $130 million of additional funding for emergency shelter, but it wasn’t clear if lawmakers would act on it before Baker leaves office in January.
According to data collected by the Texas Homeschool Coalition, a nonprofit that promotes home schooling in the state, about 30,000 Texas students withdrew from a public or charter school and switched to home schooling during the spring of 2021, an increase of 40% compared with the previous year.
NJ: Tough New Jersey concealed carry gun proposal moves closer to law after fierce debate at Statehouse
Over intense objections from Republicans, the Democratic-controlled New Jersey Assembly voted along party lines to pass a sweeping gun proposal that would revamp and strictly limit the concealed carry of guns in New Jersey in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
A small group of Michigan Republican lawmakers has sought subpoena powers to investigate the 2022 election, six weeks before Democrats take control of the state legislature. However, state House Speaker Jason Wentworth, a Republican, criticized the idea in an email, suggesting it was “a shameless and half-baked political stunt performed on state time.”
Delaware is experiencing a “significant increase” in potbellied pigs running at large, according to the Department of Agriculture. The agency gets calls about pigs at large at least once a day.
The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Education Committee voted to move forward a bill that could result in school staff members who physically discipline children to face criminal charges, such as battery, or civil lawsuits.
Thirteen Oregon cities and one county will sue the state government over a climate-focused mandate to overhaul local transportation and land use rules.
A new lawsuit threatens to upend a landmark, four-decade-old revenue sharing pact that’s guided the distribution of more than $2 billion among Alaska’s Native corporations.
A one-year window will open in New York that will allow individuals who were sexually abused as adults to file previously time-barred claims against their alleged abusers, regardless of how many years have passed since the crime occurred.
Leading Minnesota pediatricians urged parents to consider alternatives to emergency room visits for mildly ill children during an early and busy flu season that is clogging hospital beds.
Outgoing Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, a Democrat, overruled decades of antiquated, racist legal opinions his predecessors had issued, wiping away some of the many vestiges of systems that denied equality to Black people.
IA: Iowa hospitals cited for abuse, dirty operating rooms and forcing a homeless vet onto the street
Over the past 12 months, Iowa hospitals have been cited for dozens of violations, including a dirty surgical suite, patient abuse, inadequate staff and discharging emergency-room patients with undiagnosed, life-threatening conditions.
Manatees that are dying by the hundreds mainly from pollution-caused starvation in Florida should once again be listed as an endangered species, environmental groups said in a petition filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking the change.
At the same time Missouri regulators are working to launch a recreational marijuana program, hundreds of lawsuits tied to the 2019 rollout of medical cannabis remain in legal limbo.
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