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U.S. spares Western states from Colorado River water cuts – for now

Reuters
An aerial view of Lake Powell is seen, where water levels have declined dramatically to lows not seen since it was filled in the 1960s as growing demand for water and climate change shrink the Colorado River and create challenges for business owners and recreation in Page, Arizona, U.S., April......

California lawmakers float legislation to keep the state’s last nuclear plant open

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Aerial view of the Diablo Canyon, the only operational nuclear plant left in California, viewed in these aerial photos taken on December 1, 2021, near Avila Beach, California. Set on 1,000 acres of scenic coastal property just north and west......

Senate G.O.P. Campaign Arm Slashes TV Ad Buys in Three States

New York Times
The Republicans’ Senate campaign committee has slashed its television ad reservations in three critical battleground states for the fall, a likely sign of financial troubles headed into the peak of the 2022 midterm election season. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has cut more than $5 million in Pennsylvania, including its......

Western states face drastic water cuts as Colorado River dries up

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The solutions could include politically incendiary steps that previous administrations have only threatened: making steep cuts to water deliveries that would hit tribes and cities first, telling farmers how they can use water that they legally own, or cutting water......

Americans earning $200,000 or more are flocking to these 10 states

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Affluent Americans have flocked to Sun Belt states since the pandemic started, with Florida leading the pack by a wide margin, a new analysis reveals. Looking at migration patterns between 2019 and 2020, personal finance website SmartAsset ranked all 50......

State, local relief not in cards for residents of high-tax states as House assesses Inflation Reduction Act

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rep. Tom Suozzi, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference announcing the State and Local Taxes (SALT) Caucus outside the U.S. Capitol on April 15, 2021. Sarah Silbiger | Bloomberg | Getty Images After fighting to repeal the $10,000 limit on......

SPECTRAFORCE® Listed in SIA’s “Largest Staffing Firms in the United States” 2022 Report

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   Largest Staffing Company 2022 Award RALEIGH, N.C. – Aug. 10, 2022 – — SPECTRAFORCE® is proud to announce that on July 29, 2022, it was listed as on SIA’s (Staffing Industry Analysts’) “Largest Staffing Firms in the United States” 2022 Report.”Largest Staffing Firms in the US” is an annual......

People more likely to move to states that reflect political beliefs: Poll

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cami Mondeaux Both Democrats and Republicans are more likely to move to states that reflect their political views, indicating that self-segregation along ideological lines may increase parties’ political advantages in former swing states over the coming years. More than......

Abortion access in two ‘stalwart’ states in the South a focus of post-Roe court fights

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Georgia — Atlanta, Georgia, specifically — was a hub for abortion access for people across the southeast,” said Jalessah Jackson, the interim executive director of Access Reproductive Care-Southeast, an abortion fund that provides financial support for abortion-seekers in several......

From Mississippi to Kentucky, these are the 7 states with the least credit card debt

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Americans really know how to accumulate credit card debt: The U.S. total surpassed $1 trillion at the start of 2022. But there are some states with a more manageable amount of debt. To determine the states with highest and lowest......

Eli Lilly says Indiana’s abortion law will lead the drugmaker to grow in other states

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical manufacturing plant is pictured at 50 ImClone Drive in Branchburg, New Jersey, March 5, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters Drugmaker Eli Lilly, one of the biggest employers in Indiana, said that the state’s newly......

Lawmakers, agency look for ways to safely round up 82,000 wild horses spread across 10 states

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The federal government is corralling some of the 82,000 wild horses living on public lands in ten western states. This year the bureau, known as BLM, is tasked with slimming the herds of wild horses and burros to 20,000.......

Companies have been fleeing to low-tax states. Here’s why that may be bad news for workers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Corporations are not afraid to pick up and move. Many states are offering companies enticing incentives like lower taxes if they move their operations, but a superior business climate doesn’t always equate to a superior working climate. “Things that benefit......

‘A political pawn’: Outrage grows in the United States over Griner’s sentencing.

New York Times
Tania Ganguli and Jonathan Abrams The W.N.B.A. star Brittney Griner’s friends and colleagues expressed support and sadness for her after a Russian court found her guilty of attempting to smuggle illegal narcotics into Russia and sentenced her to nine years in a penal colony. “Just really feeling sad and feeling......

With Roe v. Wade overturned, which states would restrict or protect abortion rights?

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — The bombshell decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion rights has upended 50 years of precedent and handed state lawmakers across the country the power to restrict or ban abortion.The......

Kansas Result Suggests 4 Out of 5 States Would Back Abortion Rights in Similar Vote

New York Times
There was every reason to expect a close election. Instead, Tuesday’s resounding victory for abortion rights supporters in Kansas offered some of the most concrete evidence yet that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has shifted the political landscape. The victory, by a 59-41 margin in a......

In 4 Swing States, G.O.P. Election Deniers Could Oversee Voting

New York Times
PHOENIX — With Tuesday’s primary victories in Arizona and Michigan added to those in Nevada and Pennsylvania, Republicans who have disputed the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election and who could affect the outcome of the next one are on a path toward winning decisive control over how elections are......

Trump-backed candidates on ballot in key U.S. states

Reuters
Aug 2 (Reuters) – Polls closed on Tuesday evening in Michigan, Kansas and Missouri, as Donald Trump’s effort to play Republican kingmaker faced fresh tests in high-profile races for U.S. Congress, and governor across five states ahead of November’s midterm elections. In Arizona and Michigan, candidates who embraced the former......

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