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ND company scrubs plans for trans-state natural gas pipeline

May. 04, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Despite millions of dollars in promised subsidies, a unit of North Dakota’s only Fortune 500 company says it won’t pursue plans to build a natural gas pipeline from western North Dakota’s oil patch to the eastern part of the state. WBI Energy, a...

State signs $623 million contract for 4,000-inmate prison

Apr. 30, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials have signed a $623 million contract to build a new 4,000-inmate prison in Elmore County, part of a sweeping construction plan that will be partly funded by pandemic relief dollars. A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey this week...

Michels says he'll divest from company if elected governor

Apr. 28, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels tweeted Thursday that he'll divest himself from his construction company if he wins office to avoid any potential ethical conflicts. Michels and his brothers co-own Brownsville-based Michels Corp. The company often...

New Ohio law eases state regulation of some streams

Apr. 25, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State regulation of streams that flow temporarily after rainfall will be restricted under legislation signed into law by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine. Construction companies, the mining industry and other business groups say removing so-called ephemeral...

Ohio legislation eases state regulation of some streams

Apr. 05, 2022 09:33 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State regulation of streams that flow temporarily after rainfall would be restricted under proposed Ohio legislation months in the works. Construction companies, the mining industry and other business groups say removing so-called ephemeral streams from...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 04, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. April 1, 2022. Editorial: March tornadoes raise questions about building standards Central Texans received another cruel reminder of the devastating power of tornadoes this week with news that last month’s twister in Round Rock caused $32...

Lawmakers aim for more emergency rooms in rural Mississippi

Apr. 02, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers have approved a bill aimed at bolstering health care in rural Mississippi. The bill recently approved by both chambers of the state Legislature would permit the construction of “freestanding” emergency rooms in rural counties. The...

NY lawmakers want to boost funding for housing, child care

Mar. 21, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Leaders of New York's Democratic-controlled Legislature want to boost funding for housing, child care and home care in this year's budget. Legislative leaders are negotiating with Gov. Kathy Hochul to pass a budget by April 1. The Democratic...

Pandemic postcard: COVID outbreak leaves Hong Kong in limbo

Mar. 16, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — As a COVID-19 outbreak overwhelms Hong Kong, it’s hard for its 7.4 million residents to know what’s next. Uncertainty is the only certainty as store shelves are stripped of goods, mainland Chinese companies throw up sprawling isolation and testing centers and...

James: Repeal 2019 gas tax increase, sales tax on food

Mar. 16, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial challenger Tim James on Wednesday called for a repeal of Alabama's 2019 gas tax increase — as well as an end to the state's sales tax on groceries — saying families need relief from soaring prices. James, the son of former Gov....