New Jersey Launches Task Force Amid Soaring Gambling Revenue

New Jersey Launches Task Force Amid Soaring Gambling Revenue

New Jersey, known for its rich gambling history, is experiencing a significant boost in revenue, prompting Governor Phil Murphy to set up a new task force dedicated to responsible gaming. Gambling Revenue Boom Recent figures from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement reveal impressive gains across the state’s gambling sector. Online casinos reported $192 …

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Maryland Receives $1.2 Million in First Round of Community Forestry Catalyst Fund Grants

Maryland Receives $1.2 Million in First Round of Community Forestry Catalyst Fund Grants

Maryland is set to receive $1.2 million in funding from the first round of the Community Forestry Catalyst Fund, a grant initiative supported by the federal Inflation Reduction Act. This grant will be distributed over the next two years to six organizations across the state, including community-based and local government entities. The Maryland Forest Service …

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Maryland Launches State Innovation Program to Combat Child Poverty

Maryland Launches State Innovation Program to Combat Child Poverty

Maryland has teamed up with Bloomberg Philanthropies to create the State Innovation Team, a groundbreaking initiative designed to tackle childhood poverty with fresh, innovative strategies. Key Initiatives The State Innovation Team will feature a newly appointed chief innovation officer and a seven-member data team. This team will collaborate with various state agencies and sectors to …

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Four Ohio Cannabis Companies Gain Edge in Dispensary Lottery

Four Ohio Cannabis Companies Gain Edge in Dispensary Lottery

Four Ohio cannabis companies have seemingly gained an advantage in the June 21 lottery for selecting new dispensary sites. This lottery, organized by Ohio cannabis regulators, was intended to determine the order in which companies could choose their locations in the state’s new adult-use market. However, some questions have been raised about the eligibility and …

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Pennsylvania’s Tax Revenue for 2023-24: A Record-Breaking Year

Pennsylvania’s Tax Revenue for 2023-24: A Record-Breaking Year

In the fiscal year 2023-24, Pennsylvania experienced a significant boost in its tax revenue, collecting a total of $45.5 billion, which exceeded expectations by over $862 million. This remarkable performance highlights the state’s robust economic activity and efficient tax collection efforts. Breaking Down the Numbers The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue provided a detailed breakdown of …

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Discover America’s Healthiest Cities: 7 Places Where Well-being Thrives

Discover America’s Healthiest Cities: 7 Places Where Well-being Thrives

A healthy lifestyle is shaped by more than just personal choices—it’s also influenced by your surroundings. According to WalletHub’s 2024 study, these seven U.S. cities shine as the healthiest places to live, thanks to their focus on outdoor activities, nutritious food, quality healthcare, and overall wellness. Denver, Colorado Total Health Score: 61.99 Denver, known as …

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Lawsuit Challenges Ohio Law Banning Foreign Nationals from Donating to Ballot Campaigns

Lawsuit Challenges Ohio Law Banning Foreign Nationals from Donating to Ballot Campaigns

Ohio’s new law, which prohibits foreign nationals and green card holders from contributing to state ballot campaigns, is now facing a federal court challenge. Filed by the Democratic law firms Elias Law Group and Cooper Elliott, the lawsuit claims the law infringes on constitutionally protected rights of free speech and association. Governor Mike DeWine, a …

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