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commonwealth (u.s. state)

In Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, state-level cr...

wikipedia - 09 Nov 2016
In Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, state-level criminal prosecutions are brought in the name of the "Commonwealth", by the state's commonwealth's attorney. In California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, and New York, they are brought in the name of the "People". In all the other U.S. states, criminal prosecutions are brought in the name of the "State" by the district attorney or state's attorney, while federal criminal prosecutions are brought in the name of the "United States of America"
commonwealth (u.s. state)

American troops raise US flag in Puerto Rico, Oct. 18, 1898

Politico - 18 Oct 2018
Congress granted full U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans in 1917. Since then, the island has been an unincorporated, organized territory of the United States, with commonwealth status. Migration from rural to metropolitan areas rose during the 20th ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Canada cannabis

CommonWealth magazine - 17 Oct 2018
In addition, there are no banking obstacles like there are in the United States because of federal laws here, making investing and transactions a whole lot more uniform. ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Virginia Lawmaker Settles Suit; Seeks Mental-Health Reform

U.S. News & World Report - 17 Oct 2018
Among the reforms Deeds has pushed for since his son's death is a law requiring mental-health patients to be transported to a state hospital if space isn't found in a public or private facility. The state has also created a real-time psychiatric bed ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

State police sought to destroy Logan pay records

CommonWealth magazine - 10 Oct 2018
STATE POLICE OFFICIALS tried to destroy 12 boxes of payroll files for detail and roster assignments involving its embattled division at Logan Airport but were blocked because of the ongoing investigation into overtime abuse that has rocked the ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Climate change politics is heating up

CommonWealth magazine - 16 Oct 2018
Gov. Charlie Baker has taken a lot of positive steps to reduce the state's reliance on fossil fuels, including signing legislation to launch an offshore wind industry and import more hydro-electricity from Canada. ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Mass. leading way on reining in health care costs

CommonWealth magazine - 07 Oct 2018
Using that same preferred measure, employee health care costs in Massachusetts are the lowest of the 50 states — 7.3 percent of median household income in the Commonwealth compared to a US average of 10.1 percent. This is not to say that premiums ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Kentucky Judge Blocks Certification of 'Marsy's Law' Vote

U.S. News & World Report - 15 Oct 2018
Kentucky is one of six states scheduled to vote next month on "Marsy's Law," a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee victims similar rights to those accused of crimes in the judicial system. The effort is backed by a California ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Do no harm on health care spending

CommonWealth magazine - 16 Oct 2018
In the endlessly complex business of health care financing, even the best-intentioned tinkering can have unwanted and unintended consequences and threaten one of the crown jewels of the Bay State and a powerful engine for its economy. ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Temporary N. End-Charlestown bridge may reduce delays

CommonWealth magazine - 15 Oct 2018
STATE TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS said on Monday they plan to install a prefabricated, temporary bridge to minimize traffic delays while the heavily used North Washington Street Bridge between Charlestown and Boston's North End is being rebuilt.
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Election season brings voter registration, absentee ballot scams

Ohio County Monitor - 17 Oct 2018
Beshear's Special Prosecutions Unit coordinates election monitoring with the State Board of Elections, Secretary of State's Office, Kentucky State Police, U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI. This monitoring looks at not only primary and general ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Who's guarding the guards?

CommonWealth magazine - 11 Oct 2018
Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia has been arrested by the FBI and other federal agents and charged with defrauding investors and using the money to pay for a “lavish lifestyle & political campaign,” according to the US Attorney's office, which has ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Gonzalez rips Baker after gov wavers on Diehl during debate

Sentinel & Enterprise - 18 Oct 2018
By Colin A. Young. STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE. BOSTON -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez seized Wednesday night on Gov. Charlie Baker's wavering over whether or not he will vote for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl as Gonzalez ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Smoke 'em if you got 'em – at home

CommonWealth magazine - 10 Oct 2018
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced she will step down at the end of the year, claiming “respect” for the United States is on the rise around the world, a contention undercut by the release of a Pew survey that shows global confidence in President ...

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