State Legislation

February 8, 2017, 11am PST
But that's no reason not to try, figures Republican Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah, chair of the powerful House Natural Resources Committee, who has his sights on the Bears Ears National Monument, barely a month old.
NPR
February 3, 2017, 1pm PST
Washington state's 1990 Growth Management Act (GMA) is facing a renewed round of attacks from Republican legislators in the state. A post on The Urbanist says the latest bills designed to weaken the GMA go further than other recent examples.
The Urbanist
January 29, 2017, 11am PST
Colorado is the latest state to consider allowing people on bikes to pass through intersections more freely than cars.
The Denver Post
January 2, 2017, 7am PST
Michigan has joined a small but growing list of states that have passed laws prohibiting municipalities from banning single-use plastic bags or charging for bags, as is done in California. Critics assail it as an 'attack on local control.'
MLive
November 22, 2016, 8am PST
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland provides an early assessment of a new foreclosure law in Ohio designed to help reduce vacant and blighted properties in the state.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
November 18, 2016, 2pm PST
The city of Monterey has been compelled by a new state law to loosen prohibitions on accessory dwelling units after failing to so earlier in the year.
Monterey County Weekly
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.
Los Angeles Times
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.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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.
philly.com
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.
Urban Liberty
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.
Bike PGH
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.
Chi.Streetsblog
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.
NewsOK
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.
Bike Portland
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."
The Record
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.
Governing
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).
Boston Globe
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.
AP via Denver Post