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Hogan announces new Maryland initiative will serve foreign companies

A new program designed to help foreign companies relocate to Maryland and do business in the United States is up and running, Gov. Larry Hogan said. The governor, addressing the World Economic Forum in Switzerland this week, touted the state’s infrastructure and work force development, pointing to the Global Gateway Initiative, which provides $2 million in […]

Hawaii visitors, tourism spending up

Tourists are returning to Hawaii and the state is seeing numbers close to pre-pandemic counts, according to the latest report from the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. Tourists spent $1.6 million while visiting the islands in April, a 21% increase over the $1.32 billion spent in April 2019, according to the report. Spending by U.S. […]

The economic tactics that drive Liverpool and Real Madrid

Liverpool against Real Madrid in the Champions League final is a fixture for football fans to savour – two giants battling it out for one of the most prized trophies in the game. And regardless of the result, some will also see this match as a win for football over geopolitics and big money. For these two […]

Maryland comptroller calls for special session to stop gas tax increase

Maryland’s comptroller is calling for a special session of the General Assembly to discuss the state’s anticipated gas tax increase. Comptroller Peter Franchot, a Democrat who is running for governor, sent a letter to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan this week, along with Senate President Bill Ferguson, D-Baltimore County, and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones, D-Baltimore County, to […]

Washingtonians invited to online open house for 509 expressway

This Memorial Day Weekend – the unofficial start of summer that typically sees droves of Americans hit the road for vacation plans – Washingtonians won’t have to leave their homes to learn more about the State Route 509 Completion Project in south King County, Washington. That’s because the public is invited to attend the Washington […]

Why football needs a gender revolution

This July the UEFA women’s Euros kick off, and women’s football will be watched by millions of people. But will this visibility help boost gender equality in the game or give rise to a further backlash of anti-women attitudes and misogyny? The #MeToo movement has raised public awareness of issues such as misogyny, sexual harassment […]

Percentage of New Mexico state legislative incumbents facing primaries at its highest since 2014

Twelve of the 57 New Mexico state legislators running for re-election – eight Democrats and four Republicans – face contested primaries. That equals 21% of incumbents seeking re-election, the highest rate since 2014. The remaining 45% of incumbents are not facing primary challengers. While there are fewer incumbents in contested primaries this year than in […]

ParkConneCT to offer free fares to beaches, state parks this summer

Fare-free and additional bus services will once again be offered in Connecticut this summer, Gov. Ned Lamont said. The governor announced the ParkConneCT program, a pilot program last summer, will provide no fare shuttle and enhanced transit services to state parks and beaches. The program opens Saturday and runs through Labor Day weekend. “Our state parks […]

Sports betting total sees 22% slump in April

The total amount wagered on sports bets in Colorado for April is down over 22% from the prior month, according to state data. The handle (total amount wagered) last month was $392 million compared to $505.6 million in March, data from the Colorado Department of Revenue released on Thursday said. But the decrease in April was expected, […]

Louisiana House committee approves education savings account program for victims of bullying

Legislation to provide student bullying and sexual assault victims with state funds to attend non-public schools cleared the Senate Education Committee this week. Committee members voted 4-2 to approve House Bill 452, sponsored by Rep. Barbara Freiberg, R-Baton Rouge, to create state-funded Education Savings Accounts parents can use to educate their children outside of the public […]