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Another US state adds electric bike rebate, up to $1,700 off e-bikes

Electric bicycles are quickly proving to be one of the best ways to get drivers out of cars while still providing fast, efficient personal transportation. And rebate programs that help reduce the cost of expensive e-bikes are now making them more affordable than ever before. While a national electric bike subsidy looked likely last year, … Read more

RTL Today – Benelux summit: State leaders commit to promoting European unity

On Monday, the heads of state from Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands convened for a Benelux summit at Bourglinster Castle to do discuss ways of jointly tackling problems in the greater region. The focal points of the meeting were lessons from the pandemic, synergy within the greater region, and efforts to make the Benelux area … Read more

Michigan State is fined $100K by Big Ten conference after tunnel attack

The Big Ten has disciplined Michigan State and Michigan for their roles in stadium tunnel altercations that led to seven Spartans being charged with crimes. The conference announced Monday that it is fining Michigan State $100,000 for its football players ‘hitting, kicking or using of their helmet’ to hit Michigan players and suspending cornerback Khary … Read more

California plunges in state conservative rankings, CPAC study says

A new analysis from the Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA) solidifies conservatives’ growing isolation in the State of California.  The analysis from CLA, a project of CPA and the American Conservation Union Foundation, says California lawmakers are trending even more progressive, dropping the Golden State three spots – from #44 to #47 – since the … Read more

Top NFL draft prospect Olu Fashanu will return to Penn State

4:30 PM ET Pete ThamelESPN Penn State left tackle Olu Fashanu told ESPN he’s returning to school next year, a surprising move in NFL circles considering he is projected as the top offensive line prospect in the 2023 NFL draft. Fashanu, 19, is a redshirt sophomore who is in his first full season as a … Read more

Big Ten fines Michigan State $100K, reprimands Michigan for tunnel melee

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Big Ten has disciplined Michigan State and Michigan for their roles in stadium tunnel altercations that led to seven Spartans being charged with crimes. The conference announced Monday that it is fining Michigan State $100,000 for its football players “hitting, kicking or using of their helmet” to hit Michigan players and … Read more

Texas Gov. Abbott says state stopped 26K smuggling attempts since March ’21

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gave a shout out to the Texas National Guard on Monday, giving it credit for stopping tens of thousands of smuggling attempts between Mexico and the U.S. “The Texas National Guard has blocked over 26,000 potential smuggling events since March 2021,” Gov. Abbot said on Twitter. “The Lone Star State continues … Read more

Revealed – State Farm no longer the US’s largest car insurer

Meanwhile, GlobalData found that State Farm’s market share declined from 15.9% in 2017 to 13.9% in 2021. In 2021, Progressive expanded its commercial motor business by acquiring Protective Insurance Corporation, which gave it a larger fleet and additional product lines. This acquisition helped Progressive record direct written premium (DWP) growth of 14.1% in 2021, compared … Read more