The Center Square was launched in May 2019 to fulfill the need for high-quality statehouse and statewide news across the United States. The focus of our work is state- and local-level government and economic reporting. A taxpayer sensibility distinguishes our work from other coverage of state and local issues.
U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and J.D. Vance, both from Ohio, want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to decide if the hazardous train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio nearly eight months ago qualifies as a public health emergency.
Tennessee should move forward on plans to pursue a passenger rail line from Nashville to Chattanooga to Atlanta, according to a new report from the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
New York is getting nearly $6.9 billion in federal funding to help build a long delayed second tunnel beneath the Hudson River in what state leaders say is the largest transportation grant in U.S. history.