U.S. State Policy This section contains all the latest news regarding U.S. State Policy, including legislation issues, state Supreme Court cases, appeals, and decisions. Keep up to date on policy decisions and the reactions of concerned advocacy and lobby groups. Also included are releases from state departments and administrations, such as transportation, environmental protection, education, public health, safety, and many more.

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Jul 29, 2016, 13:52 ET PHFA publishes amendment to PHARE program in PA Bulletin

 The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency is publishing notice of an amendment to the PHARE program to incorporate the addition of new realty...


Jul 29, 2016, 13:12 ET 2016 Rail Freight Grant Program Opens Application Period

PennDOT's Bureau of Rail Freight, Ports and Waterways has opened the application period for the 2016 Rail Transportation Assistance Program...


Jul 28, 2016, 10:47 ET S.C. Department of Commerce partners with SCBIO

 The South Carolina Department of Commerce has formed a partnership with the South Carolina Biotechnology Industry Organization (SCBIO) to...


Jul 28, 2016, 10:15 ET Greater Baltimore Committee Remains Opposed to $15 Minimum Wage Proposal for Baltimore

 The Greater Baltimore Committee remains opposed to a bill before the Baltimore City Council that would increase the minimum wage in the city...


Jul 28, 2016, 09:55 ET Cuomo Administration Blocks Civil Rights in New York, says The Jonathan Carey Foundation

The Jonathan Carey Foundation "Civil Rights Walk for the Disabled" team is on its way to Washington D.C. to demand Justice and seek civil...


Jul 28, 2016, 09:44 ET Powerball Rolls to $478 Million; Big Winners in Allegheny, Elk Counties

Before the Powerball® jackpot rolled to a $478 million annuity value for Saturday, July 30, a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million from...


Jul 27, 2016, 16:12 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Holds Public Informational Hearing on Health Insurance Rate Requests, Hears Testimony from Consumers, Companies, and Other Stakeholders

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today held a public informational hearing to address proposed rate requests for 2017 individual health...


Jul 27, 2016, 15:53 ET McAllen, Texas Becomes First Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties Participant to Earn "All-Star Community" Designation

 The Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) program celebrated a significant achievement today as the City of McAllen, Texas, became...


Jul 27, 2016, 13:01 ET Pennsylvania DCNR, DEP Offering Grants to Plant Trees Along Streams to Improve Water Quality

 The departments of Conservation and Natural Resources and Environmental Protection today are announcing that grants are being made available...


Jul 27, 2016, 10:00 ET PA Gaming Control Board to Hold Public Hearing on September 14th for Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin License Renewal

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that a hearing will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 to gather evidence, including...


Jul 27, 2016, 09:36 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $800,000 Won in Allegheny County

One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $800,000 from the Tuesday, July 26, drawing was sold at Donut Connection, 2328...


Jul 27, 2016, 08:30 ET Todd Mitchem Companies LLC, CEO, Speaks to Attorneys General About Marijuana Policy, Mainstream Advertising, and Need for Faster Regulation Reform

 To a full house in Idaho, last week, at the Conference of Western Attorneys General annual meeting, Todd Mitchem, CEO of Todd Mitchem...


Jul 26, 2016, 15:51 ET Pennsylvania Secretary Rivera Discusses Highlights, Challenges and Priorities on "Schools That Teach" Tour

 During a "Schools That Teach" tour stop at Lebanon High School, Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera met with officials from Lebanon...


Jul 26, 2016, 15:15 ET Farmers Proposes $78 Million in Rate Hikes for 1.2 Million Renters and Homeowners; Consumer Watchdog Challenges the Excessive Increase and Pushes for Rate Decreases

 Challenging a proposal from the Farmers Insurance group of companies to hike its homeowners insurance rates by nearly 7.0% overall, or $78...


Jul 26, 2016, 13:15 ET PA Lottery Reports Record Sales, Prizes and Benefits Funding

The Pennsylvania Lottery set a new sales record of $4.13 billion during the 2015-16 fiscal year, which produced a record of more than $1.12 billion...


Jul 26, 2016, 11:03 ET Department of Health Utilizing Auditor General's Nursing Home Audit Report to Further Enhance Quality of Care in Pennsylvania Facilities

 Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy announced that the Department of Health has already begun implementing many of the recommendations made in...


Jul 26, 2016, 10:59 ET C.A.R. Launches Innovators Workshop

 The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) this month launched the C.A.R. Innovators Workshop, seeking to drive further innovation...


Jul 26, 2016, 10:43 ET Glacial Lakes Rubber & Plastics Celebrates Grand Opening of New Manufacturing Facility With South Dakota Congressional Delegation

 At the invitation of Glacial Lakes Rubber & Plastics (GLRP) CEO Robb Peterson and Vibram USA CEO Mike Gionfriddo, Senator John Thune...


Jul 26, 2016, 08:12 ET Abila Continues Strong Growth, Adding 75 New Clients

 Abila closed out the second quarter of 2016 adding 75 new clients, ranging from national membership organizations to faith-based...


Jul 25, 2016, 13:57 ET Commonwealth Response Coordination Center Activated for DNC in Philadelphia

 The Commonwealth Response Coordination Center (CRCC) at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg began operations at 8 a.m....


Jul 25, 2016, 12:16 ET California pending home sales post third straight annual increase in June, C.A.R. reports

 Led by the San Francisco Bay Area, California pending home sales continued their upward momentum in June to post three straight months of...


Jul 25, 2016, 10:09 ET CompTIA Public Sector Councils Welcome New Members

 CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the technology industry, today welcomed two prominent organizations as the newest members of its Public...


Jul 25, 2016, 09:44 ET Another Milestone in Pennsylvania's Rich Presidential History: The 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

 History will be made as Philadelphia hosts the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC), July 25-28, adding another major milestone to...


Jul 25, 2016, 07:48 ET Department of Health Distributing Free Potassium Iodide on August 4 to Pennsylvanians Near the State's Five Nuclear Power Plants

The Department of Health will offer free potassium iodide, or KI, tablets Thursday, August 4, to Pennsylvanians who are within 10 miles of one of...


Jul 23, 2016, 16:00 ET Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry and Penn State's Science U are Making Forensic Science Accessible to Blind Students

At its annual Summer Academy on Penn State's University Park campus, Pennsylvania's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation is working with the...