Inside Texas' Revamped Statewide Flood Mitigation Plan
It's a wishlist of projects with an overarching goal of mitigating flooding across the most disaster-prone state in the nation.
West Virginians Bear the Brunt of Increased Natural Gas Drilling
As natural gas booms around the Marcellus Shale, nearby residents continue to feel the burden of the industry's growth.
The West Virginia Speaker of the House Has Conflicts of Interest With the Natural Gas Industry
Roger Hanshaw, a Republican lawyer from Clay County, represents natural gas companies and gas industry lobby groups in his private legal practice while voting on measures that directly affect their businesses.
Inside the Effort to Install Independent Oversight of the Texas Criminal Justice System
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice currently has an ombudsman within the agency, but two state politicians argue that making the position independent will lead to more objectivity.
Why California's Limit on Residential Water Use Doesn't Really Exist
Lost in the excitement around the legislation is the fact that water agencies have no way to measure how much water their customers use indoors.
Cities Are Fighting Back Against State Preemption Policies on Local Gun Control Laws
There is brimming triangular tension between local, state, and national governing bodies about how cities should best protect their citizenry from gun violence.
Can Legislation Lower California's Exorbitant Real Estate Prices?
Through shifting control of land use policy from local to regional governments, SB 827 wants to reduce the Golden State's cost of housing.
What the GOP Tax Bill Could Mean for College Savings
Regardless of whether states embrace or resist the new tax law, they could lose an opportunity to help thousands of children attend college.