Author: Kacie Candela

Arkansas to get $287.7M in federal funds for bridge repairs

Arkansas will receive $287.7 million over the next five years to repair the state’s 663 bridges that are in poor condition, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The money for the Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program – or Bridge Formula Program – comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed by […]

Alaska to receive $225M in federal funds for bridge repair

Alaska will receive $225 million over the next five years to repair the state’s 141 bridges that are in poor condition, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The money for the Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program – or Bridge Formula Program – comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed by […]

Oklahoma sets December record for gross receipts

Oklahoma collected $1.4 billion in gross receipts in December, a record-high for the state and a 22% increase over last year’s collections, according to a news release from State Treasurer Randy McDaniel. Gross receipts collected in 2021 also set a record and were almost $2 billion higher than 2020, McDaniel said. Less than half of […]

Oklahoma lawmaker introduces bill to legalize sports betting

State Rep. Ken Luttrell said the time is right for Oklahoma to legalize sports betting and has introduced a bill to add sports gambling to the state’s tribal gaming compact. Regulated sports betting could bring in about $240 million in revenue and create more than 3,000 jobs based on a report from the Oxford Economics Group. Sports betting […]

Hawaii’s revenue expected to grow as tourism rebounds

Carnival’s Grand Princess will sail into Honolulu harbor at 6 a.m. Sunday, marking the first time a cruise ship has docked in Hawaii in 22 months, said Jai Cunningham, public information officer for the Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT). Carnival Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Lines are the first ships to reach port agreements with […]

Dunleavy again asks lawmakers to split Alaska’s DHSS into two agencies

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is making his second effort to separate the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) into two different departments. Last year Dunleavy issued an executive order that would have split the department into the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Family and Community Services (DFCS). The Alaska Constitution gives the governor […]

Noem asks lawmakers to reconsider girls’ sports legislation

Gov. Kristi Noem is asking the South Dakota Legislature to reintroduce a bill that would require participants on women’s and girls’ sports teams at the K-12 and collegiate level to have been designated as “female” at birth. The South Dakota General Assembly passed a similar bill earlier this year, but Noem vetoed the bill, saying […]

Fulfer, Parks win primaries in Arkansas Senate special election

Colby Fulfer has defeated reality show star Jim Bob Duggar and two other candidates to win the Republican primary in a special election for the Arkansas Senate seat in District 7, according to unofficial results. Fulfer, the chief of staff for Springfield’s mayor, garnered 46.5% of the vote. Retired Navy captain Steve Unger came in […]

Maryland nearing sports wagering debut with approval of licenses at 5 casinos

The Maryland Sports Wagering Application Review Commission approved licenses for five casinos in a step that brings the state closer to legal gambling on sports. Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino, Live! Casino in Hanover, MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Ocean Downs Casino in Berlin and Hollywood Casino in Perryville were green-lighted by the commission on Thursday […]

Hogan pressures review commission to speed up Maryland sports betting process

The National Football League is entering its seventh week of play, and it’s still uncertain if Maryland residents will be able to bet in person on games before the 18-week season ends in January. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission qualified two new casinos for sports wagering licenses – Hollywood Casino in Perryville and Ocean […]