Three Kentucky senators, a Democrat and two Republicans, will push for a “red flag” law that would allow guns to be confiscated from anyone posing a danger to themselves or others.
After 680 people were detained, leaving an unknown number of children separated from their parents, federal immigration agents did not notify the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services. The state agency did not know how many children were affected by the raids.
A federal immigration agency sought data from New Mexico worker records last week, possibly to check for immigration status, but the state denied the request. The requests came days before raids at several food-processing plants in Mississippi.
Richland County (South Carolina) Sheriff Leon Lott wanted to take further action against a former student who recorded a violent racist video, but the county’s top lawman said state law wasn’t on his side. Lott called it “an absolute shame.” South Caroline is one of four states without a law against hate crimes.”
Decades of conservation activity seems to be paying off in a record year for sea turtle eggs on the North Carolina coast. At least 2,000 turtle nests are in place, up from the previous record of about 1,700.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, will sign a bill repealing the 11.6% tax on short-term vacation rental properties that are arranged directly through their owners.
Missouri has been ordered to overhaul release guidelines for inmates jailed for violent crimes they committed as minors. A federal judge ruled in favor of inmates who said the state’s parole board has violated state and federal law.
The effect of post-secondary education on reducing recidivism is well-documented, but since the mid-1990s, laws preventing inmates from accessing state and federal grants have curbed educational opportunities for incarcerated New Yorkers.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker acknowledged Massachusetts traffic has reached a “tipping point” and signaled support for major new tools to combat congestion, including allowing commuters to pay to bypass backups and reserving bus lanes on highways. However, Baker again rejected the idea of raising prices for all drivers during peak times.
The conservative news outlet MacIver News Service is suing Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, claiming his administration excludes its writers from the same access as other media outlets.
Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer flew rainbow flags at her office in Lansing to commemorate LGBTQ Pride Month. Republican state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis filed a bill to prevent it from happening again.