Pick a culprit: The rise of ride-hailing services, budget cuts, cheap oil, or bad service.
Experts debate raising money from repatriation of offshore profits, tout importance of municipal bonds.
The state leads the nation in new diagnoses, and close to six percent are attributed to injection-drug users sharing used or infected needles.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Ohio prisoner plan would pay county governments; Pa. Senate bill would undermine rules from Philly and Pittsburgh; and flu numbers jump in Connecticut.
The president spoke to governors from around the U.S. at the White House on Monday about a range of topics.
“We get quarterly, sometimes monthly economic data, but when it comes to drug overdoses we have to wait two years. It’s about setting priorities. It’s absolutely insane.”
“If it’s your state and your system, they’re going to say, ‘The governor was responsible.’”
GOP and Democratic governors were at odds as they convened for their winter meeting over possible changes to the health care entitlement program.
The state legislature nearly reversed Governor Sam Brownback’s signature policy after a voter rebellion. His economic legacy, one GOP lawmaker says, “is going down in flames.”
Some say snacks and soda don’t belong in the federal Food Stamp Program. They’re counting on the new administration to let them test new rules.