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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)

The 3 Reasons the US Health-Care System Is the Worst

The Atlantic - 22 Jun 2018
The United States, even though it spends the most. “And this is consistent across 20 years,” said the Commonwealth Fund's president, David Blumenthal, on Friday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, which is co-hosted by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic.
commonwealth (u.s. state)

France, Belgium seek UNESCO recognition for WWI memorials

WFSB - 24 Jun 2018
The war between a group led by Germany against France, the British Commonwealth and the United States saw some 3 million people die around the front line, which stretched from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border. More than 2 million men are buried in ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Let's do a sports book

CommonWealth magazine - 24 Jun 2018
MASSACHUSETTS IS FACED with some big decisions in the wake of the US Supreme Court's decision last month to scrap the federal law that prohibits states other than Nevada and (in limited form) Montana, Delaware, and Oregon from allowing sports ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Editorial: Here's bottom line for sales tax ruling

Boston Herald - 24 Jun 2018
There are some winners and losers as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing states to collect additional sales taxes from internet retailers. However, it's neither the panacea revenue-starved states might have thought nor a mortal blow to ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

2 Sons Follow Father's Footsteps to Become State Troopers

U.S. News & World Report - 24 Jun 2018
It's not unusual to have fathers and sons, dads and daughters and husbands and wives on the force, said Virginia State Police Capt. Todd Taylor. Matt is under his command, and Taylor often jokingly tells Scott — who he's known more than 25 years ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

39 New Troopers Join Ranks of Virginia State Police

U.S. News & World Report - 22 Jun 2018
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Thirty-nine new troopers are set to join the ranks of the Virginia State Police. The Commonwealth's 128th generation of Virginia State Troopers will graduate Friday. The 39 new troopers will be presented with diplomas during ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Marijuana Legalization Bill Moves Forward In US Territory

Marijuana Moment - 21 Jun 2018
Lawmakers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) seemed set to put a legalization bill to a full House of Representatives vote on June 12, but the bill was unexpectedly sent back to the chamber's Committee on Judiciary and ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Is Raising Wages for Tipped Workers Worth It?

U.S. News & World Report - 21 Jun 2018
New York's Department of Labor is considering raising the minimum wage for tipped workers, joining seven other states that have abolished the subminimum wage for waitstaff and others who rely on tips. Michigan activists say they have collected enough ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Robert Riggs: General aviation vital to the Bluegrass State

Huntington Herald Dispatch - 24 Jun 2018
Of the 98 high schools in the U.S. that teach aerospace and aviation skills, 25 of them are in our commonwealth. Our No. 1 export is aerospace products at $11.7 billion in 2017. While we are landlocked, Kentucky is the only state that can have three ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Rejuvenating Massachusetts education reform

CommonWealth magazine - 21 Jun 2018
ON THIS 25TH ANNIVERSARY of the Education Reform Act of 1993, the education reform effort in Massachusetts is divided, exhausted and directionless. Given the unrelenting pressure from global competition and the large gaps in achievement which ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

State briefs for Sunday, June 24 - 24 Jun 2018
Police initiated a chase of Ghaisar, a 2015 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, on the George Washington Memorial Parkway after he left the scene of a minor accident. Dashboard video shows Ghaisar being shot after he started to pull away from ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

House Moves to Amend Medical Marijuana Law's Research Rules

U.S. News & World Report - 19 Jun 2018
The proposal, which was sent to the Senate, was prompted by a Commonwealth Court judge's decision last month to issue a preliminary injunction against Health Department regulations for licenses issued to growers and dispensaries that partner with state ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Trump Says Puerto Rico Governor Blamed Power Plant Flaw on Storm

Bloomberg - 21 Jun 2018
Puerto Rico has two main political parties: one that aims to make the island a U.S. state and another that favors keeping its commonwealth status. Puerto Ricans overall tend to lean Democratic in presidential primaries. Nearly 59,000 people voted for ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

Grand bargain talks can now begin in earnest

CommonWealth magazine - 19 Jun 2018
(CommonWealth) Rachelle Cohen says the question seemed constitutionally suspect from the start and calls out Attorney General Maura Healey, who certified it go forward, for being “more tax hike cheerleader than objective arbiter of that which properly ...
commonwealth (u.s. state)

A towering battle

CommonWealth magazine - 21 Jun 2018
(CommonWealth). The fire chief in Shutesbury is threatening to walk off the job if he doesn't get a $10,000 pay hike, and every member of the on-call department is threatening to leave with him. (MassLive). As Provincetown prepares to implement the ...

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