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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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...


Jul 22, 2016, 11:56 ET Noveda Technologies Approved for NYSERDA Energy Management Program

 Bridgewater, NJ based Noveda Technologies, an innovative pioneer in the IOT space and provider of patented world-class systems in web-based,...


Jul 22, 2016, 10:27 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Awarded $2.5 Million Housing and Urban Development Grant for Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control

 Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Health will be awarded $2.5 million in...


Jul 22, 2016, 10:16 ET Pennsylvania DHS Continues Push to Increase Access to High-Quality Services, Announces Telephonic Psychiatric Contracts

 The Department of Human Services today announced the statewide selection by the HealthChoices managed care organizations (MCOs) of awards for...


Jul 22, 2016, 08:30 ET PA Unemployment Rate at 5.6% in June

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for June 2016. Pennsylvania's unemployment...


Jul 22, 2016, 07:48 ET Pennsylvanians Urged to Heed Important Safety Recommendations During First Dangerous Heat Wave of Summer

A dangerous heat wave is moving into Pennsylvania, prompting the departments of Health and Aging to recommend that residents follow simple steps to...


Jul 21, 2016, 16:11 ET California Supreme Court Issues Major Ruling Regarding Landowner Compensation For Those Affected By Governor's Proposed Water Plan To Tunnel Under Bay Delta

 The California Supreme Court issued a major ruling on July 21, 2016, affecting Governor Jerry Brown's plan to tunnel under the Bay Delta as...


Jul 21, 2016, 12:19 ET Five-Ton Commercial Vehicle Restriction Starts Saturday on I-95 in Philadelphia for Democratic National Convention

In preparation for the upcoming Democratic National Convention, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today issued a reminder...


Jul 21, 2016, 10:35 ET TONIGHT: FOX News to Air Fairness USA TV Ad Featuring Transgender American during RNC

A national TV ad featuring a transgender woman will air on FOX News tonight during the network's coverage of Donald Trump officially...


Jul 21, 2016, 09:25 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $600,000 Won in Westmoreland County

One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $600,000 from the Wednesday, July 20, drawing was sold at 7-Eleven, 1 Fosterville...


Jul 20, 2016, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania Secretary Wiessmann Advises Investors to be Well-Informed on Equity Crowdfunding

The PA Department of Banking and Securities has issued new guidance for investors on equity crowdfunding, a new way for start-ups and small...


Jul 20, 2016, 12:23 ET DCED Announces Next Phase of Innovate in PA with Disbursement of $14.5 Million to Support Early-Stage Businesses

Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced that $14.5 million was received in conjunction with the...


Jul 20, 2016, 11:11 ET Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Commends Local Officials for Embracing Transit-Service Efficiencies

 With its recent vote to consolidate its shared ride public transportation service into the Central Pennsylvania Transportation Authority...


Jul 19, 2016, 15:20 ET Recommendations for Certifying Pennsylvania Drug and Alcohol Recovery Houses Now Available for Public Comment

 The Certified Drug and Alcohol Recovery Housing Taskforce has submitted its recommendations to the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol...


Jul 19, 2016, 11:24 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation Process; Urges Physician Participation

 In a continued commitment to transparency throughout the development and implementation of Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary...


Jul 19, 2016, 08:27 ET Public Comment Sought as Department Seeks Re-accreditation from Leading National Non-profit Organization

As part of its continuing effort to ensure that it provides the highest level of police service to the public, the Pennsylvania State Police is...


Jul 18, 2016, 17:28 ET Sec. Manderino Continues 'Jobs that Pay' Tour at Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce Roundtable and Tour of All-Clad Metals in Canonsburg

 Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino continued the "Jobs that Pay" tour today at a business roundtable...


Jul 18, 2016, 15:01 ET Pennsylvania Honored for Performance under National Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

 Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera today announced the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has recognized Pennsylvania for...


Jul 18, 2016, 13:24 ET 2016-17 Budget Benefits Pennsylvania Businesses Through Recapitalization of 'Business in Our Sites' Program

Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today celebrated the move to recapitalize the Business in Our Sites (BOS)...