September 6, 2016, 1pm PDT
The state of California stepped into to make it easier for local governments to approve permissive regulations of accessory dwelling units.
June 27, 2016, 12pm PDT
A pair of legislative proposals in the Pennsylvania State Legislature would open the door to private development in the state park system.
June 22, 2016, 11am PDT
Residents in towns around Pennsylvania are calling for regulations to better understand and mitigate the impacts of large digital and static billboards.
June 11, 2016, 7am PDT
An update to the state's zoning laws—the first update of its kind since 1975—is moving forward through the Massachusetts Legislature.
January 28, 2016, 12pm PST
A local Democrat is not happy with the performance of the city in operating the Atlanta Streetcar.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 6, 2015, 10am PDT
Pennsylvania is the latest state legislature to consider a bill requiring special clothing for people riding bikes.
May 12, 2015, 9am PDT
Expanded use of tax increment financing is on the table in Chicago—a city that invests less than its peers on building and running transit.
April 28, 2015, 2pm PDT
The Oklahoma State Legislature is well on its way to passing Senate Bill 809, which would limit local power to regulate oil and gas drilling. In Texas, Senate Bill 343 would end "home rule" on many issues, fracking included.
March 17, 2015, 12pm PDT
Joseph Cutrufo reports on a bill under consideration in the Connecticut State Legislature that would clear the way for the construction of bike infrastructure that matches the state's complete streets ambitions.
Tri-State Transportation Campaign
March 9, 2015, 1pm PDT
State lawmakers in Oregon are the latest to consider a law that would require bikers riding at night to wear reflective clothing.
February 6, 2015, 1pm PST
A catastrophic event in Edgewater, New Jersey, in which a 408-unit apartment complex was gutted by fire, has inspired legislators to propose a moratorium on the materials and practices of "light frame construction."
January 26, 2015, 2pm PST
Last fall's Republican victories might mean that state legislatures will turn back the clock on laws requiring renewable energy.
June 3, 2014, 1pm PDT
A Boston Globe editorial calls for the Massachusetts State Legislature to approve Bill H.4065 (An Act promoting the planning and development of sustainable communities).
May 21, 2014, 1pm PDT
Ivan Moreno reports for the Associated Press on the Colorado Legislature's approval of a bill to regulate transportation network companies like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar.
May 19, 2014, 12pm PDT
House Bill 1375 in Colorado would rewrite the rules of tax increment finance—sending more money to counties, which hope to gain more funding to provide for services. The bill awaits the signature (or veto) of Governor John Hickenlooper.
May 15, 2014, 12pm PDT
Republican lawmakers in Missouri drafted legislation to prevent Tesla from establishing its direct sales model in the state. The legislation, now considered dead for the remainder of the legislative session, was backed by an auto dealers' group.
July 12, 2011, 5am PDT
Legislation in California that officially dissolves its redevelopment agencies offers them the chance to stay alive -- but at a cost that may be too high for some.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 28, 2009, 6am PDT
Environmental groups in New Jersey have warned that state legislators are planning to bring forth a series of bills that could negatively affect local planning powers and state environmental controls.