Niraj Chokshi

Policy and politics reporterWashington, D.C.

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Huge numbers of children have been placed with sponsors or relatives in a handful of states.

  • Jul 25, 2014

For the first time since 2000, air pollution is not the top environmental concern in a survey of Californians. Water is.

  • Jul 25, 2014

A number of states have received waivers due to high levels of unemployment.

  • Jul 24, 2014

Early data show racial disparities in enforcement of the new public-use rules.

  • Jul 24, 2014

The dilemma grows for Democratic governors weighing public unease against White House requests.

  • Jul 23, 2014

Few have offered help, most have lodged complaints.

  • Jul 23, 2014

A proposal qualified for the November ballot on Tuesday.

  • Jul 22, 2014

A slow start to sales, high taxes and easy-to-get medical pot may translate to lesser-than-expected revenues.

  • Jul 22, 2014

The increase is slight, but growing.

  • Jul 21, 2014

The new footage purportedly shows more than seven additional minutes of the events surrounding the death of the Staten Island man Thursday.

  • Jul 19, 2014

States still show big variations in rates.

  • Jul 19, 2014

Court in Colorado orders stoppage of marriage licenses to gay couples. Utah can deny benefits to spouse.

  • Jul 18, 2014

The Supreme Court justice put a lower-court decision on the issue on hold while the state appeals.

  • Jul 18, 2014

The decision upholds a lower-court ruling striking the state’s ban and brings the fight a step closer to the Supreme Court.

  • Jul 18, 2014

Some have declined to do so, while others are exploring options.

  • Jul 17, 2014

A pilot program could help fix the nation’s ailing Highway Trust Fund.

  • Jul 12, 2014

A new report predicts 121 metric tons will be consumed this year.

  • Jul 11, 2014

The mayor reflects on his agenda, his city and his first year in office.

  • Jul 11, 2014

The eight lawmakers are calling on their federal counterparts to extend highway funding.

  • Jul 10, 2014

PostTV examined people’s accents and state-specific answers to an online list of common questions.

  • Jul 10, 2014
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About Niraj

Niraj Chokshi reports for GovBeat, The Post's state and local policy blog. Before that he had covered economic, budget, tax and transportation policy for National Journal, technology and business at TheAtlantic.com and reported on the business of the nation's largest law firms in California for The Recorder.