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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26 May, 2017, 16:44 ET Governor Wolf Honors Pennsylvania Soldiers Who Died Serving Their Country at Boalsburg Memorial Service

Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf joined several hundred soldiers, veterans, Gold Star families and citizens at the Pennsylvania Army...


26 May, 2017, 14:50 ET Donating to Pennsylvania's Veterans Memorial is an Ideal Way to Pay Tribute to Those Who Served During the Memorial Day Holiday

The Memorial Day holiday is a yearly reminder that the Pennsylvania Veterans' Memorial located at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in...


26 May, 2017, 14:03 ET Wolf Administration Thanks EMS Providers During EMS Week

Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today observed Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week by thanking the commonwealth's EMS providers for their role...


26 May, 2017, 12:45 ET Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors' Home Veteran Residents Welcome Visit by Governor Wolf

With Memorial Day just around the corner, Governor Tom Wolf made a visit to veterans at the Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors' Home (PSSH) in...


26 May, 2017, 11:00 ET Texas Delegation Visits Shanghai to Promote Trade and Business Investment

Texas executives, economic developers and government officials visited Shanghai this week on a business development mission to promote strengthened...


26 May, 2017, 10:50 ET Fine Wine & Good Spirits Stores Will be Open on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Other Holidays in 2017

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


26 May, 2017, 09:31 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $325,000 Won in Lancaster County

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $325,000 from the Thursday, May 25, drawing was sold at Colonial News, 2600...


25 May, 2017, 17:00 ET 'Pension Advance' Company Ordered to Cease and Desist

The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities has issued a cease and desist order against Future Income Payments, LLC and Scott A....


25 May, 2017, 16:22 ET Pennsylvania Treasurer Torsella Welcomes Auditor General's Performance Audit Of PSERS

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today welcomed the Auditor General's performance audit of the Pennsylvania School Employees' Retirement System...


25 May, 2017, 15:54 ET Pennsylvania Department of Education Announces the Creation of Regional STEM Ecosystem

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced that it has received national recognition for another Science, Technology,...


25 May, 2017, 15:43 ET Financial Education Conference for Military, Veterans Scheduled for June 9

Veterans, members of any branch of the military, and their spouses and partners are invited to attend the "Making $ense of Finance" conference at...


25 May, 2017, 15:29 ET SB 1381 Spells Bad News For Illinois Consumers

"The passage yesterday of Senate Bill 1381 in the Upper Chamber of the General Assembly spells bad news for over 1 million Illinois consumers –...


25 May, 2017, 15:00 ET DCNR Secretary, Indian Creek Valley ATV Club Officials Dedicate Club's Land Acquisition in Fayette County

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined Indian Creek Valley ATV Club officials and members in a...


25 May, 2017, 11:09 ET CCRKBA To Seattle: 'Gun Violence Tax Is A Monumental Failure!'

Almost two years after the City of Seattle adopted a hastily-crafted "gun violence tax" ostensibly aimed at reducing so-called "gun violence," city...


25 May, 2017, 11:04 ET Millionaire Raffle Early Bird Bonus Winner Sold in Lycoming County

The Pennsylvania Lottery has announced the winning ticket number drawn for the third $100,000 Early Bird Bonus Drawing prize as part of the 4th of...


25 May, 2017, 11:04 ET Pennsylvania Commonwealth Flag Notifications Now Available Through AlertPA

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania today announced that the public will now be able to receive flag notifications through the AlertPA, or Code Red,...


25 May, 2017, 10:02 ET Ford, Leving, HFS to Host Hearing to Review DNA Clauses and Clarify Child Support Processes

In an effort to ensure high qualities of life for children in Illinois while promoting fairness in the child support system, State Rep. La Shawn...


25 May, 2017, 09:44 ET PA Treasurer Torsella Praises Announcement That Implementation Of Fiduciary Standard Rule Will Begin Next Month

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today praised the announcement by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that the Fiduciary Standard Rule will take...


25 May, 2017, 08:18 ET Abila Enhances Certification Management Capabilities with netFORUM Enterprise Credentialing Engine

Abila, the leading provider of software and services to associations, nonprofits, and government entities, announced today expanded certification...


24 May, 2017, 20:54 ET Tribunal federal de distrito sostiene adjudicaciones de la Comisionada Laboral de casi $1 millón por clasificación errónea de camioneros de puertos y ferrocarriles

El juez de un tribunal federal se ha puesto de parte de la Comisionada Laboral de California, Julie A. Su, al pronunciar un fallo a favor de cinco...


24 May, 2017, 16:40 ET State Ethics Commissioners Asked to Compel Witness Interviews In Complaints Against McFadden and Maviglio For Owning Fracking Shares and Stopping Fracking Ban In CA, reports Consumer Watchdog

Consumer Watchdog today called on the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to reject staff recommendations for minor fines against the...


24 May, 2017, 14:34 ET Holiday Weekend Offering Great Opportunity to Hike Pennsylvania Trails and Walkways and Mark Hiking Week 2017

New and experienced hikers can again pick their pace and path through Pennsylvania's bountiful outdoors in more than 50 hikes planned across the...


24 May, 2017, 12:35 ET California pending home sales lose steam for fourth straight month in April, C.A.R. reports

Consistent with the slowdown in April's closed escrow sales, which declined from the previous month and year, low housing inventory and eroding...


24 May, 2017, 11:45 ET Wayfair to Begin Collecting Pennsylvania Sales Tax

The Department of Revenue continues to respond to changing consumer-shopping trends by securing an agreement with online retailer Wayfair Inc. to...


24 May, 2017, 10:59 ET Thousands Of Dollars Available For Claim By PA Fire Companies

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today informed fire companies that Treasury currently holds nearly $180,000 in unclaimed property for hundreds...