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Maryland abortion bill veto overridden by Democrat-controlled General Assembly

Expanded abortion access is coming to Maryland. On Saturday, the Democrat-controlled General Assembly overrode Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto on House Bill 937, the Abortion Access Care Act, which expands the list of qualified abortion medical professionals to include nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician assistants and provide them with training to carry out the procedures. The […]

Maryland House bills call for referendum and reform of cannabis legalization

The long and winding path toward legalizing recreational marijuana in Maryland continues this legislative session as lawmakers in both chambers of the General Assembly are holding work groups and drafting bills. Members of the state Senate’s Finance Committee had their first glimpse at a pair of House bills — HB 0001 and HB 0837 — at a meeting March […]

Snow cleanup begins on Illinois roadways

Illinois State Police and the Department of Transportation offer tips to drivers for driving in the aftermath of harsh winter weather. Some parts of the state experienced more than a foot of snow from the recent snow storm. The accumulation of snow and ice continues to cause a commotion on Illinois roadways. Maria Castaneda of […]

Inflation in the Denver metro area reached a record high in January

Inflation in the Denver metro area reached 7.9% in January, the highest ever recorded total, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Households across the metro area paid more than $2,900 more on average for housing, transportation, and food last year compared to 2020. These items account for more than […]

Gov. Newsom budget proposal doubles down on high speed rail, electric vehicles

Gov. Gavin Newsom reiterated a commitment to supporting the development of high-speed rail projects on Thursday, highlighting a $9.1 billion transit package to support transportation projects statewide. The governor presented his $286.4 billion budget proposal on Monday. The spending plan includes billions for transportation projects across the state. The proposed $9.1 billion plan would spend on projects […]

CTpass initiative offers group rates on public transportation

Patrons of public transportation in Connecticut are getting a break through a new program created through legislation, Gov. Ned Lamont said. The governor announced in a news release the launch of CTpass, a new state program designed to offer group rates to eligible organizations to gain access to public transportation services throughout the state. The program will […]

Hawaii could be more transparent about CARES Act spending, report says

Hawaiian officials could be more transparent about how federal COVID-19 relief is being spent, according to a report from the nonpartisan Good Jobs First. The nonprofit analyzed how states were tracking Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) spending and providing information to the public. CRF relief was provided to states through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) […]

Hundreds of Christmas Eve flights cancelled in U.S. as omicron variant impacts industry

A surge in COVID-19 cases among airline workers led to nearly 500 canceled flights across the U.S. and over 2,000 worldwide. According to the airline tracking website FlightAware, 479 flights within, into or out of the U.S. have been cancelled on Christmas Eve. United Airlines has cancelled 173 flights; Delta, 143; JetBlue, 54; Spirit, 11; and […]

New Jersey moving forward with $190 million renovation project for Newark Penn Station

New Jersey officials are moving forward with a five-year, $190 million renovation of the historic Newark Penn Station on the busy Northeast Corridor. N.J. Transit has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for master planning, design and construction assistance for the 86-year-old station. Newark Penn Station opened in March 1935 and is the seventh busiest rail station […]

Sports betting could be available in Maryland by end of NFL season

Maryland residents may be able to bet on their favorite team before the NFL season ends, according to Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director John Martin. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) announced this week that the online licensing portal for the 17 companies approved to offer sports betting is open. The Sports Wagering […]