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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Jan 11, 2017, 15:04 ET Cal/OSHA Investigates Four Recent Tree Trimming Deaths, Announces Safety Campaign

Following four recent tree-trimming workplace fatalities, Cal/OSHA is reminding workers and employers in this high-risk industry to take...


Jan 11, 2017, 14:30 ET Physician General, Montgomery County Commissioner and Adapt Pharma Representative Fill Naloxone Prescription and Discuss the Fight against Pennsylvania's Opioid Epidemic

Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, Montgomery County Commissioner Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, and Matt Ruth of Adapt Pharma visited Weis...


Jan 11, 2017, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to Help More People to Live in the Community

Today, Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Ted Dallas announced that DHS plans to close the Hamburg State Center (Hamburg) for people with...


Jan 11, 2017, 12:30 ET Casino Fines Totaling $165,000 Approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today levied fines totaling $165,000 against three casinos for violations. The fines were the result...


Jan 11, 2017, 10:47 ET Legislature Approves Bill Strengthening Law for Illinois' Working Family Caregivers and Employers

Thousands of working caregivers in Illinois received a wonderful gift for the New Year: not only did the Eligible Leave for Employee Caregiving...


Jan 11, 2017, 10:26 ET Pennsylvania Department of Education Launches Pinterest Page for Educators, Students, Families

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced that it has launched a new Pinterest page aimed at providing educational resources...


Jan 11, 2017, 09:30 ET PennDOT Launches Video to Assist Pennsylvanians in Navigating Roundabouts

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today launched a video to assist Pennsylvanians in navigating roundabouts. The video...


Jan 11, 2017, 08:30 ET Bloomberg BNA Presents State Tax Awards To Stephen Cordi And Ray Stevens

Bloomberg BNA today announced that Stephen M. Cordi and Ray N. Stevens are the recipients of its 2016 state tax awards, which were presented at a...


Jan 11, 2017, 06:00 ET NICB: Warming Up That Vehicle May Lead to a Fine

As frigid temperatures and wintry blasts have hit a large section of the nation, drivers are increasingly "puffing" – warming up their parked...


Jan 10, 2017, 13:37 ET Pennsylvania Lottery Offers Tips to Avoid Newly Reported Scam

In the wake of a newly reported email scam, the Pennsylvania Lottery is again cautioning consumers to be wary of emails, phone calls and social...


Jan 10, 2017, 10:06 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Urges Federal Government to Help Homeowners by Adopting Regulation Requiring Mortgage Lenders to Accept Private Market Flood Insurance

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is urging federal regulators to amend their proposed regulations governing federally-backed loans for homes in...


Jan 10, 2017, 09:29 ET WesBanco Sponsors the West Virginia State of the State Reception

WesBanco, Inc. (Nasdaq: WSBC), a multi-state bank holding company with total assets of approximately $9.8 billion, announces that it is the...


Jan 09, 2017, 18:05 ET California REALTORS® applaud lower FHA annual mortgage insurance premiums

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of...


Jan 09, 2017, 16:15 ET Secretary Osborne, Department of Aging Staff, and Volunteers Provide Information on Aging Services at 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Lottery, is providing information on aging services at the 101st...


Jan 09, 2017, 14:38 ET Pennsylvania State Police Seized Heroin and Other Prohibited Drugs Valued at $17 Million in the Fourth Quarter of 2016

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced today that troopers confiscated $17,017,765 million in prohibited drugs in the fourth quarter of...


Jan 09, 2017, 14:23 ET Michigan Chamber Announces Officers for 2017

The Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has elected new officers to the Chamber's Executive Committee for 2017. The Executive...


Jan 09, 2017, 13:00 ET Department of Health Offering Free Flu Shots, Promoting Opioid Overdose Awareness, and Demonstrating Hands-Only CPR at Pennsylvania Farm Show

The Department of Health is offering free flu shots all week at its booth at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show. The booth will also offer...


Jan 09, 2017, 10:50 ET Winning Millionaire Raffle Tickets Sold Across Pennsylvania

The four, $1 million top-prize winning tickets for the Pennsylvania Lottery's New Year's Millionaire Raffle drawing, held January 7, were sold by...


Jan 09, 2017, 10:41 ET PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service...


Jan 09, 2017, 10:37 ET Allegheny Named Pennsylvania's 2017 River of the Year

Among the most biologically diverse watersheds in Pennsylvania, and a federally designated National Wild and Scenic Recreation River, the Allegheny...


Jan 09, 2017, 10:16 ET Cash 5 Jackpots Won in Schuylkill and Allegheny Counties

One winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket sold in Schuylkill County won a jackpot worth $225,000 for the Friday, January 6, drawing. The...


Jan 06, 2017, 12:11 ET Wolf Administration Approves $15 Million to Support 263 Early-Stage, Technology-Oriented Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the approval of $15 million in tax credits to support 263...


Jan 06, 2017, 12:00 ET IEEE-USA: California Congressmen's H-1B Outsourcing Bill Will Not End Outsourcing

Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Scott Peters (D-Calif.) have introduced legislation to combat outsourcing within the H-1B visa program. While the...


Jan 06, 2017, 11:53 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Offers Webinar Series on Recreation and Conservation Grants, Green Infrastructure, Forest Riparian Buffers and More

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is offering a series of webinars offering training and technical assistance on its...


Jan 06, 2017, 11:17 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to Participate in 2017 Farm Show

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) will again participate in one of the largest public events in the commonwealth and the largest indoor...