State Legislatures

September 22, 2018, 11am PDT
A new governor and State Legislature will be faced with increasing pressure on public transportation infrastructure and the need to change the state's approach to public transit, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
The Columbus Dispatch
September 4, 2018, 12pm PDT
A proposal to drill for water in the Mojave Desert will have an easier path to approval, after a bill requiring Additional environmental review of the project dies int he California State Senate.
The Desert Sun
April 13, 2018, 1pm PDT
A sweeping set of bill approved by the State legislature could pave the way for a "transformational" investment in public transit throughout the Atlanta region.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 2, 2018, 6am PDT
Republicans in the Tennessee State Legislature made sure Nashville will never know if its inclusionary zoning policy would have delivered affordable housing in the city.
Tennessean
February 13, 2018, 10am PST
It is an understatement that Increasing fuel taxes is challenging. If there is an opportune time to do it, it's when gas prices are relatively low, when the state decides to cut other taxes, and when there's bipartisan support.
St. Louis Public Radio
January 10, 2018, 8am PST
While the federal government withdraws financing support for public transit, one writer says Democrats in the state of Washington need to gird support for Sound Transit 3's funding initiatives.
The Urbanist
December 31, 2017, 7am PST
California's housing crunch finally became a top legislative priority in 2017. More of the same is expected in 2018.
Los Angeles Times
December 29, 2017, 7am PST
Creating a new version of the "haves" and the "have nots," Richard Florida distinguishes cities struggling against state-level anti-urban policies from cities that get more support from the state.
CityLab
May 22, 2017, 12pm PDT
Colorado's roads and highways are in poor repair—the state of transportation was even called a 'quiet crisis' ten years ago. The problems persist, as does the state's lack of funding to fix the problem.
The Denver Post
December 25, 2016, 1pm PST
A decision by the city of Austin to support lower speed limits on some city streets will remain a symbolic gesture until the state allows local governments to establish their own speed limits.
Austin American Statesman
October 26, 2016, 1pm PDT
The overwhelming majority of states that increased gas taxes last year were Republican-controlled. In states where the legislature is split, it's more difficult to approve transportation funding legislation. Down-ballot races may prove decisive.
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