Pamela M. Prah

Pamela M. Prah is a staff writer.
March 24, 2014

States Scramble to Stop Illegal Gambling at Internet Sweepstakes Cafes

States are trying to crack down on illegal Internet sweepstakes cafes offering games that have the look, sound and feel of slot and video poker machines.

February 19, 2014

States Brace for Clash Between Utilities, Solar Advocates

The growing popularity of solar panels at homes and businesses is becoming a problem for state policy makers.

September 26, 2013

Governors Urge Action to Thwart Cyberattacks, Computer Hacking

The National Governors Association is gearing up to prevent cyberattacks like denial-of-service, phishing scams and malware in a call to action paper released Thurs., Sept. 26.

August 16, 2013

U.S. States Flock to "Startup Nation" of Israel

Governors are flocking to Israel, a hub of innovation and potential trade partner.

April 26, 2013

States Expand Lotteries, Online Gambling

All but six states offer lotteries for citizens, and many states are also looking to make money with online games.

September 19, 2012

Redevelopment in California: The Program That Disappeared

Cities in California are under particular stress. Stockton, Mammoth Lakes and San Bernardino have all taken the unusual step of filing for bankruptcy.

May 21, 2012

More Voter ID Laws Enacted in the South

The Republican governors of Virginia and Mississippi are the latest to sign legislation making sure voters show proper identification before they cast their ballots.

August 4, 2011

Driving Services Help Senior Mobility Without Spending Public Money

Connecticut, Florida and Kentucky passed measures that essentially allow ITN affiliates to operate locally without running afoul of insurance, auto dealership or livery laws.

April 25, 2011

When a Pension Overhaul Comes Without Social Security

Six million public-sector workers aren’t covered by Social Security. For many of them, a pension paid by their state or local government employer is all they have to live on.

August 6, 2009

Tracking the Recession: State Stimulus Web Sites Get Mixed Marks

Only 10 states' sites provide names of contractors being awarded stimulus funds and the dollar amounts, and only 11 display maps showing where individual stimulus projects are being done.

Platforms & Programs