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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Mar 24, 2017, 15:21 ET Statement from the Greater Baltimore Committee on Baltimore Mayor's Veto of Minimum Wage Bill

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


Mar 24, 2017, 13:43 ET National Safety Council Statement on Utah Lowering its Legal Alcohol Concentration Limit to 0.05

The National Safety Council applauds Utah Gov. Gary Herbert for signing into law, and Rep. Norm Thurston for introducing legislation establishing...


Mar 24, 2017, 11:30 ET Growing B2B Commercial Debt Collection Agency is Poised to Change the Financial Status of the State of Illinois

With the current budget impasse and financial crisis that most State Departments are facing, there exists an opportunity to significantly increase...


Mar 24, 2017, 10:31 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $125,000 Won in Delaware County

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $125,000 from the Thursday, March 23, drawing was sold at Brewers Outlet, 535 Church...


Mar 24, 2017, 09:12 ET PA Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.0% in February

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for February 2017. Pennsylvania's unemployment...


Mar 23, 2017, 17:24 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Celebrates Opening of New Fine Wine & Good Spirits Store in Birdsboro, Berks County

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today welcomed local officials and the public to the grand opening of a new Fine Wine & Good...


Mar 23, 2017, 16:36 ET Pennsylvania Education Secretary Rivera Visits Erie City School District to Discuss Education Funding and Community Schools

Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera today traveled to Erie City School District to meet with Superintendent Jay Badams, educators, and...


Mar 23, 2017, 13:05 ET Statement By CUB Executive Director David Kolata On $17 Million ComEd Rate Cut

We thank the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) for approving a $17.5 million Commonwealth Edison rate cut. This is good news for ComEd customers....


Mar 23, 2017, 12:04 ET Pennsylvania Education Secretary Rivera Visits Clarion Area School District On Schools That Teach Tour

State Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera today met with educators and administrators at Clarion Area School District, discussing Governor Wolf's...


Mar 23, 2017, 11:49 ET Commissioner Doak Praises Bill That Could Reduce Homeowners Rates

Lawmakers in the state House have unanimously given their approval to a bill that could save Oklahomans money on their homeowners insurance. House...


Mar 23, 2017, 10:44 ET Student Applicants Sought as Departments of Conservation and Natural Resources, Labor & Industry Expand Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy...


Mar 23, 2017, 09:52 ET PA Lottery Powerball Ticket Worth $100,000 Sold in Allegheny County

A winning Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball® with Power Play® ticket worth $100,000 from the Wednesday, March 22, drawing was sold at CoGo's, 1530...


Mar 23, 2017, 09:47 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $600,000 Won in Schuylkill County

One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $600,000 from the Wednesday, March 22, drawing was sold at T & J Petroleum, 489...


Mar 22, 2017, 17:07 ET Teamsters Local 251 Contract Approved By Fall River City Council

Teamsters Local 251 is pleased to announce that the Fall River City Council has approved, by an 8-1 vote, a collective bargaining agreement for the...


Mar 22, 2017, 15:29 ET BREAKING: Nevada Legislature Votes to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

The ERA Coalition welcomes the news that the Nevada legislature voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) today. Most Americans think the...


Mar 22, 2017, 15:02 ET American Beverage Institute Urges Governor Herbert to Support 24/7 Sobriety Program, Not .05

Today, the American Beverage Institute asked Utah Governor Gary Herbert to support reducing alcohol-related traffic fatalities in Utah by signing a...


Mar 22, 2017, 13:10 ET Two Casino Fines Approved by the PA Gaming Control Board

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today levied fines totaling $84,500 against two casinos for violations. The fines were the result of Board...


Mar 22, 2017, 12:19 ET California pending home sales dial back, marking weakest February in three years, C.A.R. reports

After a solid start to the year in closed escrow sales, low housing inventory, eroding affordability, and rising interest rates mildly pulled back...


Mar 22, 2017, 11:40 ET Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) Receives "Mental Health Champion Award" from National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems

Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-CT) was honored today by the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) for his "outstanding legislative...


Mar 22, 2017, 11:40 ET Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) Receives "Mental Health Champion Award" from National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) was honored today by the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) for his "outstanding legislative efforts...


Mar 22, 2017, 10:53 ET First Liberty Institute Condemns Lawsuit Against Judge's Courtroom Invocations

Yesterday evening, an activist group filed a lawsuit against Judge Wayne Mack over his practice of allowing volunteer chaplains to open his court...


Mar 21, 2017, 13:09 ET PA Lottery Fast Play Games Award Over $10 Million in Prizes

In less than a month since their launch, the Pennsylvania Lottery's new Fast Play games have awarded more than $10 million in prizes to more than...


Mar 21, 2017, 12:36 ET New Season Bringing More 'Smoke-Free Beaches' To Pennsylvania State Parks

Visitors to state parks this upcoming summer season will find more swimming beaches designated as "smoke free" at the 121 state parks across the...


Mar 21, 2017, 10:28 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Charitable Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against eight charitable organizations, professional solicitors and professional...


Mar 21, 2017, 08:25 ET ATA Calls on HHS to Set Hair Testing Standards

Yesterday, in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear called for the...