MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Jim Doyle signed a law Wednesday that bans texting while driving, making Wisconsin the 25th state to outlaw the dangerous practice.
Porfirio Colindres has worked in construction and cleaning jobs long enough to weather several economic downturns, starting with 1989 when he moved to the United States from El Salvador. But the prolonged one where he now lives, near Boise, Idaho, has made steady work hard to find since 2007.
TRENTON, N.J. — A former New Jersey resident who was transportation manager for a shipping company has admitted embezzling more than $650,000 by making unauthorized ATM withdrawals using fuel cards he ordered for company truck drivers.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Ed Rendell warned state lawmakers Tuesday of disaster if they fail to dedicate additional dollars for Pennsylvania's highways, bridges and mass transit agencies by the end of the year.
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, D-Wash., met with Mexican Ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukhan to discuss the impact of Mexican tariffs on Washington state families, jobs, and agriculture industry. Murray urged the Mexican government to end the retaliatory tariffs that are harming Washington state families, and to use Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s upcoming visit to Washington as an opportunity to resolve the differences.
IHS Global Insight reports that while it is too early to make any final judgment about the economic damage resulting from last month’s oil spill off the Gulf Coast, assuming that the spill is contained quickly, the impact on some local industries could be large, but the national impact is likely to be small.