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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09:58 ET California pending home sales continue downward trend in June, C.A.R. reports

Despite robust closed escrow sales in June, California pending home sales slipped for the sixth consecutive month, suggesting an impending slowdown...


09:48 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $450,000 Split in Luzerne, Westmoreland Counties

Two winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 tickets sold in Luzerne and Westmoreland counties split a $450,000 jackpot from the Saturday, July 22,...


Jul 21, 2017, 12:50 ET U.S. Senate Committee Hearing on Nation's Water Infrastructure Hears Testimony from Water Well Trust Arkansas Project Participant

Rural northwest Arkansas resident Mike Frazee provided emotional testimony yesterday before a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works...


Jul 21, 2017, 10:00 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Makes Complete 2018 Rate Filings Public, Stresses Immediate Need for Certainty from Congress and the Trump Administration

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced that rate filings for 2018 individual market and small group plans and additional materials...


Jul 20, 2017, 09:34 ET Treasure Hunt Jackpot of $120,000 Shared by Three Tickets

A $120,000 Treasure Hunt jackpot from the Wednesday, July 19, drawing was shared by three winning tickets sold in Allegheny, Berks and Delaware...


Jul 19, 2017, 18:15 ET Pennsylvania Education Department and Advocates Highlight the Importance of Summer Learning Programs

Today, Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Executive Deputy Secretary David Volkman highlighted the importance of summer learning programs...


Jul 19, 2017, 15:13 ET Primer grupo latino nacional cancela convención en Texas, anuncia boicot por SB4

El Caucus Nacional de Legisladores Estatales Hispanos (NHCSL, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy la cancelación de su...


Jul 19, 2017, 15:02 ET PA Tax Amnesty Collections Exceed Estimate

The 2017 PA Tax Amnesty Program will provide $114.5 million for the 2016-17 fiscal year budget, exceeding the $100 million net revenue estimate,...


Jul 19, 2017, 14:47 ET First National Latino Group Pulls Convention From Texas, Boycotts State Due To SB4

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) announced today that it is pulling their 15th Annual National Summit of State Legislators...


Jul 19, 2017, 10:15 ET PCMA Issues Guiding Principles, Policy Solutions to HHS on Reducing Prescription Drug Costs

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) recently submitted a letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price offering policy solutions to reduce...


Jul 19, 2017, 09:39 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $125,000 Won in Allegheny County

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket for the Tuesday, July 18, drawing was sold at Brew-Thru Beer Distributor, 272 Yost Blvd.,...


Jul 19, 2017, 08:44 ET NY State Assembly Speaker Heastie and Assemblymember Bronson Visit Carpenters Training Facility in Rochester, NY

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie and Assemblymember Harry Bronson visited the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters' (NRCC)...


Jul 18, 2017, 15:10 ET Pennsylvania is Awarded for Performance Under the National Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Today, Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera announced that Pennsylvania has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) for its...


Jul 18, 2017, 13:11 ET House Budget Abandons Working Families, American Values

The federal budget proposed by House Republicans proposes huge wage and benefit cuts to federal employees and massive cuts to programs serving many...


Jul 18, 2017, 10:04 ET New York Giant Jason Pierre-Paul to Serve as "Honorary Bailiff" at The Philip R. Shawe Scholarship Award Ceremony for Student Teams, Reversing Controversial Aspects of the TransPerfect Case

Jason Andrew Pierre-Paul has agreed to be the "honorary bailiff" at the Philip R. Shawe Scholarship Award Ceremony, which will honor student teams...


Jul 18, 2017, 09:30 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $1 Million Won in Northumberland County

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket for the Monday, July 17, drawing was sold at Turkey Hill, 501 N. Second St., Shamokin. The...


Jul 17, 2017, 13:56 ET Houston Energy Attorney Launches Surprise Primary Challenge to Ted Cruz

Stefano de Stefano, a free market Republican and Houston-based energy attorney, emerged Monday as the sole Republican primary challenger for Sen....


Jul 17, 2017, 13:55 ET In the height of the spring homebuying season, California's housing market shrugs off housing shortage as sales and median home price bound higher in June, C.A.R. reports

Amid the lowest housing inventory levels of the year, existing home sales in California took off in June to their highest pace in nearly four years...


Jul 17, 2017, 13:00 ET Pennsylvania Table Game Revenue Rises Over 3% During the 2016/2017 State Fiscal Year

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today reported that table games revenue increased 3.25% during the recently completed 2016/2017 state fiscal...


Jul 17, 2017, 08:53 ET PA Lottery Powerball Ticket Worth $100,000 Sold in Luzerne County

A Luzerne County retailer sold a winning Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball® with Power Play® ticket worth $100,000 for the Saturday, July 15, drawing....


Jul 14, 2017, 13:47 ET Appellate Court Prohibits Legislative Meetings from Opening with Invocation by Government Officials

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided 10-5 to prohibit First Liberty Institute clients, Rowan County, NC,...


Jul 14, 2017, 12:15 ET Statement from the Greater Baltimore Committee on Proposed Illegal Handgun Legislation in Baltimore City

Below is a statement by Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, on the announcement today by Baltimore Mayor Catherine...


Jul 14, 2017, 12:11 ET Department of Health Alerts Public of Possible Measles Exposures in State College

Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today alerted residents of State College Borough, Centre County, that...


Jul 14, 2017, 09:25 ET Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Killed in the Line of Duty

Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner, Colonel Tyree C. Blocker regrets to announce the death of Trooper Michael P. Stewart from injuries he...


Jul 14, 2017, 08:30 ET New Study: Californians Would Pay $1.9 Billion More for Insurance If Congress Passes Border Adjustment Tax

Californians would face $1.9 billion in higher insurance costs if Congress passes a border adjustment tax as part of federal tax reform, according...