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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11:48 ET Proper use of Antibiotics can Prevent Resident Harm in Long-Term Care Facilities

The improper use of antibiotics in long-term care facilities (LTCFs), specifically for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs),...


10:03 ET Minnesota marks 10th anniversary of Freedom to Breathe Act

This week, Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of Minnesota's leading health organizations, marks the 10-year anniversary of the...


09:25 ET Cash 5 Jackpots Won in York and Clearfield Counties

One winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket sold in York County won a jackpot worth $125,000 for the Friday, September 22, drawing. The ticket...


Sep 23, 2017, 13:00 ET Wolf Administration Official Joins in Fort Washington State Park Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Militia Hill Hawk Watch

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined birding enthusiasts and supporters of Fort Washington...


Sep 22, 2017, 17:20 ET AANP President urges Senate to Ensure Health Care Legislation Upholds Patient Protections, Coverage for Pre-existing Conditions

The following statement is being issued by AANP President Joyce Knestrick, PhD, C-FNP, FAANP: "As the Senate moves closer to action on health...


Sep 22, 2017, 15:09 ET Media Advisory: 32nd Annual National Gun Rights Policy Conference In Dallas

The 32nd annual Gun Rights Policy Conference will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Westin Dallas-Fort Worth Airport in Irving, Texas, featuring...


Sep 22, 2017, 09:31 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $125,000 Won in Allegheny County

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket for the Thursday, September 21, drawing was sold at Giant Eagle, 155 Towne Center Drive,...


Sep 21, 2017, 16:43 ET Massachusetts Medical Aid-in-Dying Supporters Highlight Protections for Vulnerable Populations in End of Life Options Act

In response to a legislative briefing held today at noon by opponents of the End of Life Options Act (H.1194/S.1225), bill supporters highlighted...


Sep 21, 2017, 13:00 ET Wolf Administration Advises Businesses to Fortify Customer Account Controls Following Equifax Breach

Following the recent announcement that hackers had gained access to consumer data from Equifax, one of the three major credit-reporting agencies,...


Sep 21, 2017, 12:55 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Charitable Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 14 charitable organizations, professional solicitors and professional...


Sep 21, 2017, 09:39 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Returns More Than $2.4 Million in Licensing Fees to Local Communities

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today announced the return of more than $2.4 million in licensing fees to 1,428 municipalities in...


Sep 21, 2017, 09:31 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $1 Million Split in Lackawanna and Lehigh Counties

Two winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 tickets sold in Lackawanna and Lehigh counties split a $1 million jackpot from the Wednesday, September 20,...


Sep 20, 2017, 17:55 ET California Department of Insurance Says It Has Corrected Overcharges Exposed by ProPublica Analysis of Discrimination by Auto Insurance Companies; Consumer Watchdog Says It Will Press For Further Action

Acting in response to an investigative report by journalists at ProPublica, the California Department of Insurance has ordered two insurance...


Sep 20, 2017, 16:38 ET Michigan Chamber of Commerce Opposes Excise Taxes That Hurt Local Economies

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement in response to legislation introduced today in both the State House and Senate that...


Sep 20, 2017, 13:15 ET VA Citizens Consumer Council: To Spare Ratepayers' Wallets, SCC Should Require Dominion To Kill, Not "Pause," Costly Nuclear Reactor Plans

Dominion Energy took a step in the right direction when it hit the pause button on its controversial $19.2 billion plans for the North Anna-3...


Sep 20, 2017, 13:01 ET Catholic Conference Responds to National Efforts Challenging Michigan's Adoption Legislation

On the heels of a statewide advertising project undertaken by the Catholic Church in Michigan titled "Freedom to Serve" that promotes religious...


Sep 20, 2017, 10:42 ET LexisNexis Risk Solutions Helps Cook County, Illinois Recapture More than $26 Million in Lost Residential Tax Revenue

Homestead Exemption Fraud Detection technology from LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, as the starting point of investigation, has helped recapture more...


Sep 20, 2017, 07:00 ET Six California Cities enter into agreements with 5 Bars to accelerate small cell wireless coverage and protect their assets

5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and...


Sep 19, 2017, 17:17 ET New Report Indicates Revising CMS Policy on Biosimilars Could Save $11.4 Billion On Medicines Over 10 Years

Today, the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) and its Biosimilars Council released an analysis finding that if the Centers for Medicare...


Sep 19, 2017, 17:00 ET Real Estate Roundtable Testifies Before Senate on Business Tax Reform

Real Estate Roundtable President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey DeBoer today testified before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, encouraging...


Sep 19, 2017, 16:30 ET Kansas City Area Development Council Named #1 "Best in Class" Economic Development Group

The Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) was named the top regional economic development organization in the U.S., according to a new...


Sep 19, 2017, 11:53 ET Wolf Administration Unveils Prescription Drug Take-Back Boxes at 65 State Police Stations

As part of the ongoing effort to curb the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania, officials with the Wolf Administration today announced the opening of 65...


Sep 19, 2017, 11:04 ET New Jersey voters reject subsidies for nuclear plants, says new poll

The New Jersey Petroleum Council today released a new poll showing that an overwhelming majority of New Jersey voters would oppose any possible...


Sep 19, 2017, 11:02 ET Veterans' Trust Fund Grant Recipients Acknowledged for Improving the Lives of Pennsylvania's Veterans and their Families

Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania's adjutant general for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), today at an event in...


Sep 18, 2017, 13:21 ET Consumer Watchdog Kicks Off Campaign To Fire LADWP Ratepayer Advocate Fred Pickel; Launches "Can The Pickel" Video And Ratepayer Action Against Runaway Rates at Los Angeles City Hall Rally Today

Consumer Watchdog, Food & Water Watch, DWP ratepayers and other advocacy groups rally today in front of City Hall to urge the Los Angeles City...