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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Aug 26, 2016, 15:02 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Appointment of Advisory Committee Members for Kansas

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announces the appointment of 12 members to its Kansas Advisory Committee: - Mildred Edwards of Topeka,...


Aug 26, 2016, 14:40 ET Winning Cash4Life Ticket Worth $1 Million Nears Expiration

A Pennsylvania Lottery Cash4Life® ticket worth $1,000 a week for life, or a cash prize of $1 million, will expire if not claimed by September...


Aug 26, 2016, 12:15 ET Pennsylvania Secretary of State reminds college students of options for voting in November election

Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés today reminded Pennsylvania college students of their voter registration options and deadlines for the...


Aug 25, 2016, 17:41 ET AARP aplaude el visto bueno a los planes de ahorros para la jubilación basados en el lugar de empleo; insta a Nueva York a actuar

AARP hoy aplaudió la finalización de la reglamentación del Departamento de Trabajo federal (DOL) que autoriza a los estados a...


Aug 25, 2016, 16:07 ET AARP Praises OK for State-Based Private Sector Retirement Plans; Urges NY to Act

 AARP today praised the finalization of a rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that confirms states can facilitate the creation of...


Aug 25, 2016, 15:43 ET AARP Praises OK for State-Based Private Sector Retirement Plans; Urges NY to Act

 AARP today praised the finalization of a rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that confirms states can facilitate the creation of...


Aug 25, 2016, 14:19 ET Round-Up: DCED Secretary Dennis Davin Hosts Roundtables in Three Western PA Communities in Preparation for New Shell Plant

This week, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin hosted roundtable discussions with state and community leaders...


Aug 25, 2016, 11:33 ET Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Launches Improved CHIP website

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched a new-and-improved website for the Children's Health Insurance Program, better known as CHIP....


Aug 24, 2016, 19:12 ET Consumer Watchdog Applauds Unanimous CA Assembly Vote To Mandate Use of State Prescription Database to Spur Safe Opioid Prescribing

 With a unanimous vote the California Assembly approved SB 482 today, legislation that will begin reversing the opioid overdose epidemic by...


Aug 24, 2016, 15:10 ET Pennsylvania DCED Secretary Davin Hosts Roundtable in Washington County to Discuss New Shell Plant Opportunities and Community Preparation

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


Aug 24, 2016, 14:08 ET Secretary of Health Asks Pennsylvanians to Consider Donating to Help those Affected by Historic Flooding in Louisiana

Today, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy expressed her sympathies for those affected by the historic flooding in Louisiana and asked...


Aug 24, 2016, 12:00 ET Pennsylvania Caregivers Reminded About Risks of Children in Vehicles During Warm Weather

The Pennsylvania State Police and Department of Health would like to remind parents and caregivers of the dangers of leaving children unattended in...


Aug 24, 2016, 11:00 ET Michigan Chamber of Commerce Endorses Paul Mitchell for U.S. House

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Paul Mitchell for U.S. House. Mitchell is seeking election to represent...


Aug 24, 2016, 09:18 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $225,000 Won in Chester County

One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $225,000 from the Tuesday, August 23, drawing was sold at Lukoil, 102 N. Pottstown...


Aug 23, 2016, 20:27 ET Médicos y Proveedores Acusados o Declarados Culpables Presentaron Derechos de Retención de Compensación de Trabajadores por $600 Millones

El Departamento de Relaciones Industriales (DIR) y su División de Compensación de Trabajadores (DWC) anunciaron hoy que derechos de...


Aug 23, 2016, 14:59 ET Lockheed Martin Delivers NOAA's GOES-R Weather Satellite to Launch Site

NOAA's newest weather satellite, GOES-R, left its Colorado home where it was built and is now in Florida where it will undergo preparations for a...


Aug 23, 2016, 14:12 ET Cal/OSHA Cites Metal Processing Company after Preventable Accident Asphyxiates Worker

Cal/OSHA has cited Kittyhawk Inc. $73,105 for serious safety violations following a March 13, 2016 confined space accident in which a worker was...


Aug 23, 2016, 12:12 ET Pennsylvania DCED Secretary Davin Hosts Roundtable in Beaver County to Discuss New Shell Plant Opportunities and Community Preparation

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


Aug 23, 2016, 10:30 ET California pending home sales post fourth straight annual increase in July, C.A.R. reports

 Led by the Southern California region, California statewide pending home sales continued to build momentum in July, posting an increase from...


Aug 23, 2016, 09:00 ET GoTopless: 'A cultural revolution to change the world'

  On August 28, the women's rights organization GoTopless will hold its 9th annual GoTopless Day in the US and around the world triggering a...


Aug 22, 2016, 18:25 ET Illinois Justice Project Says Signing of Illinois Criminal Justice Reform Bills Will Improve Public Safety

 Paula Wolff, Director of the Illinois Justice Project, issued the following statement on Monday about Gov. Rauner's approval of a series of...


Aug 22, 2016, 18:13 ET Departments of Health and Environmental Protection Conduct Tabletop Exercise to Help Bolster Pennsylvania's Zika Preparedness and Response Planning

The departments of Health and Environmental Protection today participated in a tabletop exercise aimed at bolstering the commonwealth's ability to...


Aug 22, 2016, 17:12 ET Pennsylvania DCED Secretary Davin Hosts Roundtable in Lawrence County to Discuss New Shell Plant Opportunities and Community Preparation

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


Aug 22, 2016, 16:58 ET Local Bill Introduced to Raise Tobacco Sales Age to 21 in St. Louis County

Local public health organizations and healthcare institutions support legislation introduced today by St. Louis County Councilman, Dr. Sam Page...


Aug 22, 2016, 16:44 ET Department of Education Releases Statewide Results on the 2016 Pennsylvania System Of School Assessment (PSSA)

The Department of Education today released statewide, aggregate results of the 2016 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and the...