Here is today’s State & Local news roundup for Thursday, October 30 ...
SAN FRANCISCO, California: Following Wednesday night’s World Series victory by the San Francisco Giants over the Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced that there will be a victory parade along Market Street on Friday at 12 noon Pacific time that will end up at San Francisco’s Civic Center. “. . . This world-class organization brought our city together as only our hometown heroes can,” the mayor said according to the Bay City News service.
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin: Under the administration of Gov. Scott Walker, “[c]itations issued by state conservation wardens have fallen sharply,” Lee Bergquist reports for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. That constitutes a 28 percent drop from the administration of then-Gov. Jim Doyle.
BARRINGTON, Rhode Island: When local voters in this town outside Providence go to the polls next week, they’ll face a really long double-sided ballot that has 40 local questions. “We are concerned about the number of questions,” the state board of elections executive director tells Alisha A. Pina of the Providence Journal.
ACCOMACK COUNTY, Virginia: A county supervisor who represents Virginia’s Eastern Shore says that Tuesday’s rocket malfunction and explosion at the Wallops Island launch facility could have been a lot worse. Ron Wolff tells Diane Tennant of The Virginian-Pilot that NASA and Orbital Sciences Corp. workers have said that the launch-pad damage is not as bad as first feared. The massive explosion broke a window at Wolff’s restaurant.
EL PASO, Texas: El Paso County has operated without a county administrator since county-level government was created in the Lone Star State in 1850. As Aileen B. Flores reports for the El Paso Times, County Judge Victoria Escobar said that county leaders are getting closer to naming their first-ever county administrator who would start in January.