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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Feb 23, 2017, 20:01 ET Newly Installed Mayor Ronald G. Dumas Develops Winning Strategies

Listening to the Honorable Mayor Ronald G. Dumas, recently installed for Meridian, OK, he receives the final audit on a very steamy matter. His...


Feb 23, 2017, 16:41 ET PA Secretary of Health Highlights the Importance of Working with Communities to Improve Health at Public Health 3.0 Echo Event

Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today stressed the importance of improving health outcomes and access to quality health care at a meeting with...


Feb 23, 2017, 15:21 ET West Hollywood City Council Approves Steps to Prohibit the City from Providing Financial or Other Benefits to the President of the United States

The City Council of the City of West Hollywood, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, approved an item that directs City of West...


Feb 23, 2017, 14:12 ET PA Governor Wolf's 2017-2018 Budget Benefits Individuals with Disabilities

Today, Department of Human Services' Office of Developmental Programs Deputy Secretary Nancy Thaler joined service providers at the Pennsylvania...


Feb 23, 2017, 13:06 ET Nurse Practitioners Salute South Dakota for New Health Care Law

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) today commends Governor Daugaard and the South Dakota Legislature for enacting into law...


Feb 23, 2017, 11:46 ET DCNR Sets White-Water Release into Bucks County's Tohickon Creek

White-water boating enthusiasts once again will converge on Bucks County's Tohickon Creek Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19, when the Department...


Feb 23, 2017, 11:00 ET Pennsylvania Labor & Industry to Offer Opioid Addiction Employer Webinar

Today, the Department of Labor & Industry, Bureau of Workers' Compensation's Health and Safety Division announced that it will offer a free...


Feb 23, 2017, 10:52 ET Wolf Administration Announces 'PennDOT Connects,' New Transportation-Project Approach

Recognizing transportation's role in connecting communities and supporting economic development, state Department of Transportation (PennDOT)...


Feb 23, 2017, 09:03 ET Mark Silva Joins U.S. News & World Report to Lead Best States

Mark Silva is the assistant managing editor of U.S. News & World Report's new Best States platform, U.S. News editor and chief content...


Feb 22, 2017, 14:14 ET PA Secretary Davin Hosts Roundtable in Dauphin County to Discuss Governor Wolf's Job Creation Initiatives in the 2017-18 Budget, Unveils New Branding Campaign

Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Davin hosted a discussion with state and community leaders and business representatives...


Feb 22, 2017, 14:00 ET Banking and Securities Department Publishes 'Financial Field Manual' for Military, Veterans

To help mark Military Saves Week, February 27-March 4, 2017, the PA Department of Banking and Securities has published a personal finance guide...


Feb 22, 2017, 13:13 ET Wolf Administration Officials Discuss Implications of Affordable Care Act Repeal for Pennsylvania Consumers

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy, and Secretary of Human Services Ted Dallas today joined Pennsylvania...


Feb 22, 2017, 10:33 ET City Rights in an Era of Preemption: New Report from National League of Cities

Today, National League of Cities (NLC) in partnership with the state municipal leagues released a new report entitled, "City Rights in an Era of...


Feb 21, 2017, 15:41 ET Peter Sprigg Testifies Before New Hampshire House of Representatives

Earlier today Peter Sprigg, Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at Family Research Council, testified before the New Hampshire House of...


Feb 21, 2017, 14:56 ET Key legislators and worker advocates introduce bill to crack down on wage theft in Illinois

Three key legislators, State Senate Labor Committee Chairman Daniel Biss and State Representatives Lisa Hernandez and Carol Ammons, have joined...


Feb 21, 2017, 12:55 ET Wolf Administration to Assist Pennsylvania Communities and Citizens Hard-Hit by Flooding and Sinkholes

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), along with the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), today announced that...


Feb 21, 2017, 12:52 ET IBBR Receives Award to Develop Drought-Tolerant Plants

The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research has been awarded a $100,000 grant to test the broader applicability of a technology...


Feb 21, 2017, 09:51 ET Powerball Rolls to $403 Million; Big Winners in Allegheny County, Philadelphia

Before the Powerball® jackpot rolled to a $403 million annuity value for the Wednesday, February 22, drawing, two big winning tickets were sold in...


Feb 21, 2017, 09:45 ET Cash 5 Jackpot Split by Tickets Sold in Delaware, Lycoming Counties

Two jackpot-winning tickets split a $225,000 Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 jackpot from the Friday, February 17, drawing. Both tickets correctly...


Feb 21, 2017, 09:44 ET Rhode Island Begins Process to Develop New Innovation Campus

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (RICC), in partnership with the University of Rhode Island (URI), will soon begin requesting proposals from...


Feb 20, 2017, 06:00 ET South Dakota Scientist Applauds Academic Freedom Legislation As Means To Foster Critical Thinking

This year, South Dakota has an opportunity to encourage more scientific inquiry in the classroom, according to Discovery Institute. The legislature...


Feb 17, 2017, 16:41 ET Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Convenes Inaugural Meeting for the First State Interagency Health Equity Team in the Nation

Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy has convened the inaugural meeting for the Pennsylvania Interagency Health Equity Team, the first state-led...


Feb 17, 2017, 14:28 ET Education Department Recognizes 2017 Career and Technical Education Excellence Awards

The Pennsylvania Department of Education awarded 13 Pennsylvania schools with Career and Technical Education (CTE) Excellence Awards at an event in...


Feb 17, 2017, 12:11 ET California housing market kicks off year higher in January, C.A.R. reports

California's housing market started the year on a high note, following up on December's strong showing with higher sales both on a monthly and...


Feb 17, 2017, 10:24 ET Pennsylvania Fine Wine & Good Spirits Stores Will be Open on Presidents Day, Memorial Day, July Fourth, and Other Holidays in 2017

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) reminds customers that hundreds of Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores will be open Monday, Feb. 20 –...