Open data is open for business Stateline At least 39 states and 46 cities and counties have created open-data sites since the federal government, Utah, California and the cities of San Francisco and Washington, D.C., began opening data in 2009, according to the federal site. NCSL data cited.
N.C. to start test drilling for natural gas The Charlotte Observer Gov. Pat McCrory’s signing of major energy legislation into law Wednesday sets the stage for preliminary exploration of North Carolina’s shale gas potential, with the state government taking the lead where private industry has been reluctant to commit.
Missouri moving presidential primary to March Associated Press Missouri is moving its presidential primary back a month to comply with national Republican and Democratic party guidelines that discourage most states from trying to jump to the front of the 2016 presidential selection process.
To combat the rise in pedestrian injuries and fatalities and create more walkable communities, state legislatures have been toughening laws regarding the circumstances when a motorist must stop or yield to a pedestrian crossing at an uncontrolled crosswalk.
Maryland suit calls for new voting system The National Federation of the Blind has claimed in its May 2014 lawsuit that Maryland is violating federal law by not approving a new voting system. The organization is asking a U.S. District Court to order the board to provide the system for the state’s June 24 primary election.