(The Center Square) – Kentucky officials are looking for ideas on how to turn abandoned mine properties into economic development opportunities. Through the end of June, the state will accept proposals for $10 million in federal grant funds designed to lure new businesses or expansions to the Appalachian region.
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(The Center Square) – The California Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) is sending out automated emails and phone calls to foster parents asking if they will take between one and 26 or more unaccompanied migrant children have entered the U.S. illegally. The majority are between the ages of 12 and 17.
(The Center Square) – Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers pushed an array of environmental and energy provisions this week, presenting two very different visions for the country ahead of a major climate summit this week.
(The Center Square) – New Hampshire's Secretary of State Bill Gardner told a congressional committee on Tuesday that a proposed overhaul of voting laws would result in a federal takeover of state elections.
(The Center Square) – Campaign strategists have named U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., as one of the leading presidential contenders for 2024, but right now the senator has taken on a controversial and ambitious goal: regulating Big Tech.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, governors and state agencies in all 50 states relied on emergency power authority to enact stay-at-home orders, mask mandates, and other restrictions on businesses and individuals. Since March 2020, 10 bills in eight states have been signed into law that are aimed at increasing legislative oversight of governors’ emergency powers. These laws were enacted in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah.
(The Center Square) – Republicans quickly unified Thursday against a new Democratic bill that would add four seats to the U.S. Supreme Court, and before the day was out, Democrats had already begun dividing over the issue.
(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden vowed Wednesday to remove U.S. troop presence from Afghanistan this year, a decision that sparked praise from some and warnings from others concerned the nation could fall into disarray.
(The Center Square) – Republican lawmakers introduced legislation to remove an antitrust exemption that Major League Baseball received from the U.S. Supreme Court 99 years ago. U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, introduced the bill with four cosponsors: Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Josh Hawley, R-Neb., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.