MTA Looking for High-Tech Ideas to Keep Subway Tracks Clear

The MTA is looking for high-tech ways to spot people and objects in the path of trains  — in hopes of cutting down on both deadly collisions and frustrating delays stemming from track intruders. Following a months-long surge in the number of people trespassing on the tracks, the MTA last week issued a request for […]

Tennessee collects $3.3M in taxes on $340M in sports bets in December

Tennessee collected $3.3 million in taxes from the $340 million in bets placed at Tennessee’s sportsbooks in December, according to Tennessee data acquired by PlayTenn. December was the third-highest month for amount of bets placed since betting began in November 2020. In October, $375.3 million was wagered and $365.7 million was wagered in November. More […]

Federal government sends North Carolina $26M for storm-related road repair

North Carolina will receive more than $26 million in federal aid to repair roads and highways damaged by storms and other natural disasters. North Carolina is among 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that will benefit from $1.39 billion in Emergency Relief grants the U.S. Department of Transportation […]

Misogyny among male fans is rife but progressive masculinities are on the rise

When the Football Association in England launched the Women’s Super League in 2011, it was the first milestone in what sport sociologists have identified as a new age for media coverage of women’s sport, and football in particular. The success of women athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games, along with Sport England’s subsequent This Girl Can media campaign […]

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has fought vaccine mandates, tests positive for COVID-19

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has tested positive for COVID-19, his office said Wednesday. The communications staff at the attorney general’s office told The Texas Tribune in an unsigned statement that Paxton had tested positive. “He remains working diligently for the people of Texas from home,” the statement said. The attorney general’s office did not […]

Maryland delegate panel hears testimony on five tax relief bills

Members of a Maryland Delegate panel heard testimony on a range of tax relief bills that could impact such residents as disabled veterans and Centenarians, as well as people embarking on energy efficient upgrades. State Delegate Benjamin Brooks, D-Baltimore County, presented the House Ways and Means Committee with details on five bills, each touching on […]

Louisiana to receive $1 billion for bridge improvements

Louisiana is set to receive $1 billion over the next five years to improve 400 bridges throughout the state as part of the Bridge Formula Program included in the bipartisan infrastructure package. Gov. John Bel Edwards last week announced the funding for Louisiana, which includes $202.6 million this fiscal year. In total, the bridge program […]

How mining and energy companies sponsor your favourite sports to help clean up their image

Fossil fuel and carbon-intensive industries have an image problem. As awareness of their environmental impact grows, energy and mining companies in particular are desperate to maintain control over spiralling levels of public esteem. For decades, greenwashing has been a go-to tactic for companies seeking to mask their damaging effects on natural environments, and governments across […]

Kemp’s budget proposal increases Georgia spending by $3B

Gov. Brian Kemp is proposing Georgia spends an additional $2.6 billion in the current fiscal year and another $400 million more in fiscal year 2023. Georgia lawmakers will start budget deliberations Tuesday. It is not mandatory for appropriation leaders to spend the state’s revenue the way that Kemp proposes. The governor’s proposal, which was released […]

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 […]