Texas authorities bust fentanyl lab in Houston disguised as car rental

Authorities in Texas have busted a suspected fentanyl lab in Houston which was disguised as a car rental, and which law enforcement believe is linked to Mexican cartels seeking to expand their reach into the U.S. Texas Department of Public Safety raided the building on Jan 30th, finding pill press machines, more than 17lbs of […]

New Mexico legislators propose 7 new gun laws

Legislators in New Mexico have proposed seven gun laws in a wide-ranging package of proposals. Members of a House committee want to establish a two-week waiting period for firearm purchases plus prohibit the sale and possession of certain semiautomatic rifles and handguns in the state. The proposed ban would go into effect in March 2024 […]

Connecticut Gov. Lamont optimistic about state economy following tax cut proposal

Nearly a decade after Connecticut was infamously described as being in a “permanent state of fiscal crisis,” struggling year after year to balance deficit-ridden budgets, Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday proposed the state’s first income tax reduction in nearly 30 years and its largest ever. Lamont said the state’s fiscal health is now the […]

AOC says GOP reviving ‘legacy of slavery’ by ending non-citizen voting rights in DC

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., implied Wednesday that racism lies behind this week’s push by Republicans to end voting rights for non-citizens in the capital of Washington, D.C. House lawmakers debated a resolution that would disapprove of a D.C. Council law allowing non-citizens and illegal immigrants to vote in the city. Several Democrats took to the […]

Maine public utility project supporter aims to stop vote on debt

A supporter of a proposal to create a consumer-owned electric utility is suing to stop a separate popular vote that could stymie the effort by restricting long-term debt needed to buy out the existing utilities. The lawsuit filed Monday asks a judge to reverse the secretary of state’s certification of petitions allowing the debt referendum […]

Ohio eyes Amtrak expansion, seeks federal funding for research

Ohio will apply for $1 million in federal funds to explore Amtrak expansion in the state, the Ohio Rail Development Commission announced Wednesday. The federal dollars would go toward studying how two potential new rail corridors tied to Cleveland and Cincinnati — which already have Amtrak service to other states — could work and benefit […]

Indiana Republicans propose partisan school board races

Indiana Republicans forged ahead Wednesday with a proposal that would upend the current nonpartisan school board elections across the state despite opponents arguing the change would further inject politics into local schools. The Indiana House elections committee voted 6-4 along party lines to endorse a bill to establish a system allowing a decision by each […]