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 24, 2017, 14:12 ET Wolf Administration Officials, Overdose Survivor Commend Pennsylvania EMS Providers for Using Narcan to Save Lives

Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine and Acting Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs Jennifer Smith commended South Central EMS today for their...


Feb 24, 2017, 14:00 ET Secretary Wiessmann Recognizes Pennsylvania Students Participating in National Community Bank Case Study Competition

Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann today commended students from four Pennsylvania universities who will be...


Feb 24, 2017, 12:15 ET California pending home sales dip slightly in January; Southern California market continues to outshine other regions, C.A.R. reports

Following relatively strong closed escrow home sales over the past few months, California pending home sales slipped negligibly from a year ago,...


Feb 24, 2017, 11:00 ET Texas Association of Realtors Recognizes Government Affairs Strike Force Honorees at Annual Meeting

The Texas Association of REALTORS® recognized several deserving Texas REALTORS® during the association's Texas REALTORS® Winter Meeting in Austin,...


Feb 24, 2017, 10:51 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $800,000 Won in Berks County

One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $800,000 from the Thursday, February 23, drawing was sold at Turkey Hill, 2901 Paper...


Feb 24, 2017, 09:04 ET Department of Health Investigating Mumps Cases at Pennsylvania State University

Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced that the Department of Health is working with Pennsylvania State University, or PSU, to investigate...


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...