Tag: States (US)

Blue States Roll Out Aggressive Climate Strategies. Red States Keep to the Sidelines.

WASHINGTON — At a time when the country is already deeply fractured along partisan lines, individual states are starting to pursue vastly different policies on climate change with the potential to cement an economic and social divide for years to come. A growing number of blue states are adopting sweeping new climate laws — such […]

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Whataburger Got Sold to Chicago. Texas Is Flipping Out.

HOUSTON — Whatablow: A Texas icon has been Chicago’ed. An investment firm based in Chicago with the name BDT Capital Partners announced last week that it was acquiring a majority stake in Whataburger, the family-owned, 24-hour, orange-and-white-themed regional fast-food chain founded and celebrated in Texas. Whataburger isn’t just a Texas thing — the distinctive A-frame […]

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Where the Climate Change Action Is

With time running out on the legislative session in Albany, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the State Senate and the Assembly should set aside their differences and find common ground on a climate bill that would greatly reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. This would be enormously beneficial to the country and to the planet, and would […]

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With One Move, New York Cuts Sprint and T-Mobile Down to Size

In December 2016, Masayoshi Son, the billionaire owner of Sprint, paid a visit to Trump Tower to meet the president-elect. Afterward, the two announced that Mr. Son had spontaneously decided to invest $50 billion in the United States and create 50,000 jobs. There was an unspoken but widely understood quid pro quo. The Trump administration […]

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With Most States Under One Party’s Control, America Grows More Divided

When J.B. Pritzker took over as the governor of Illinois this year, Democratic lawmakers, who had spent four years at an impasse with his Republican predecessor, vowed that their party’s new grip on the State Capitol would bring immediate change. The pace has been startling. In recent months, Illinois legislators have moved sharply to the […]

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‘You Don’t Have to Be in Des Moines.’ Democrats Expand Primary Map, Spurred by Social Media.

SAN FRANCISCO — Sunday marks exactly eight months until the Iowa caucuses, but only a single, long-shot Democratic candidate in the party’s sprawling field, Representative Tim Ryan, spent the weekend campaigning there. Instead, 14 White House hopefuls eschewed Iowa’s cozy church basements and V.F.W. posts to gather at a hangar-size convention center in this liberal […]

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To Make Headway on Climate Change, Let’s Change the Subject

DENVER — The morning two years ago that Jared Polis announced his run for governor of Colorado, he went to a coffee roaster operating on solar power and promised more renewable energy for the state. Campaigning on that alongside education and health care reform, Mr. Polis, a Democrat, blew away his Republican opponent last fall […]

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