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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The New AHCA Cuts Medicaid Funding More Deeply

A draft version of the Senate bill released Thursday shows even deeper cuts to the program than the House version.

What Is Oklahoma's Governor Doing at One of the World's Largest Air Shows?

“It is the one place that I can bring the governor and she can meet every CEO of the major companies that we have in one place,” said Vince Howie, director of aerospace and defense for the Oklahoma Commerce Department.

Republican Karen Handel was declared the winner of Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election Tuesday night, but the paperless vote can't be audited for evidence of hacking.

Federal Officials Say There’s No Evidence State Votes Were Hacked

But they haven’t conducted forensics on voting machines in order to find evidence of Russian cyberattacks.

Mobile, Alabama.

Using Special Nails to Save Roofs—And Dollars

Some states are encouraging homeowners to build stronger homes to minimize disaster damage — and save money.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards

Louisiana Gov. Warns Tropical Storm Will ‘Affect the Entire State’

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Maine prepares for partial state shutdown; Florida citrus canker payouts; and West Virginia governor acquiesces on state budget.

Miami Beach, Florida

Here’s What’s on the Agenda of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Meeting in Miami Beach

Catch the biggest standing committee, task force and best practices sessions.

An emerald ash borer larvae is removed from an ash tree.

How Denver Is Preparing to Battle a Catastrophic Tree-Killing Pest

“I’m beautiful, I’m nasty, and I’m coming to kill your ash tree,” according to the “Smart Ash” campaign.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Florida Gov. Picks a Fight With Connecticut Over Business Climate

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Maine’s first-ever “food sovereignty” law; Oakland’s “backroom deals”; and Utah’s latest attempt at Medicaid expansion.

In New York City, Bike Share Is Faster Than Cabs When It Matters

As the city strives to cut carbon emissions, backseat travelers should know when there’s a quicker, cleaner route.

Frederick, Maryland City Hall

What’s Causing State and Local Government Procurement Efforts to Struggle?

Government officials reported declines in response time, customer service and reputation regarding bids and RFPs, according to a new performance index.