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Here’s How Much Trump Wants to Spend Annually on His Proposed Infrastructure Program

Budget documents released Monday show yearly funding levels through 2027.

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Losing Planned Parenthood

In Iowa, Republicans say women can go elsewhere for family-planning care. But are health-care facilities actually prepared to fill the gap?

Departing From ‘Sanctuary Cities,’ Some Sheriffs Embrace Immigration Enforcement Role

A variety of local officials, from conservative sheriffs in Texas to a liberal county executive in New Jersey, are embracing a vigorous form of local immigration enforcement.


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How Do Cities Get Potential Riders More Interested in Public Transit?

Faster travel, cheaper tickets and an end-to-end multimodal transportation system are key.

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‘This Is Devastating to the Cities. It Is Even More Devastating to Rural Areas’

A funding fight is brewing on Capitol Hill over the White House’s proposed cuts to Community Development Block Grants and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.

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Mick Mulvaney Doesn't Want You to Think What's Happening to Medicaid Is a Cut. It Is.

Three answers to Medicaid questions that came up during the White House budget director’s testimony before the Senate Budget Committee.

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Laguna Beach Cries ‘Self Defense’ With Drone Ban

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Portland police officer called ‘racist serial killer;’ Minneapolis tip dispute; and Seattle residents oppose youth jail.

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How a Usually Harmless Bacteria Ended Up Killing 18 People in Wisconsin

An outbreak shows the slippery slope between benign and deadly.

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Senator Rejects White House Rationale For Gutting Great Lakes Restoration Funds

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney suggested Arkansas taxpayers shouldn’t have to help pay for conserving the lakes. U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow didn’t buy that.

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Why Some Officials Want to Ban Secret Government Settlements

Every year, states spend millions to settle lawsuits under the condition that details of the case remain confidential.

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When Cities Fought the Feds Over Apartheid

In 1986, the city of Baltimore battled the Reagan administration over its local anti-apartheid ordinances—and won. How they prevailed may have important lessons for cities trying to resist Trump today.

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Why Miami Was a Perfect Gateway for Zika

The virus showed up months—or even years—before anyone realized it was there.

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CBO: 23 Million Americans Left Uninsured by House-passed AHCA

The impact of the two waivers that change essential health benefits and coverage for pre-existing conditions hasn’t been studied until now.


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