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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18 May, 2017, 11:00 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Officials, Supporters of Shikellamy State Park Dedicate Key Land Acquisitions in Union County

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined local and other state officials, and supporters of...


18 May, 2017, 09:17 ET Wounded Warrior Project Partners With OrCam, Congressman to Help Blind Veteran

For retired Lt. Col. Kathy Champion, a recent Wednesday morning provided something she had been missing. "This little bit of independence I am...


17 May, 2017, 16:15 ET PA Treasurer Torsella Praises House Passage Of Bill Prohibiting Pensions For Convicted Public Officials

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today issued the following statement on the recent vote by the state House of Representatives passing House...


17 May, 2017, 13:56 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Secretary Says House Republican Budget Proposal Would Impact Capability, Efficiency of Agency

In a letter to the chairs of the House and Senate Environmental Resources and Energy committees, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources...


16 May, 2017, 16:36 ET Pennsylvania Department of Aging Presents Excellence in Nutrition and Best Practice Awards at Annual Nutrition Conference

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging recognized individuals and organizations as leaders in providing older adults with nutritious meals at...


16 May, 2017, 16:01 ET Illinois Senate Unanimously Passes Legislation to Strengthen Organ Donor Registry

In an overwhelming bipartisan show of support, the Illinois State Senate unanimously passed (53-0) HB 1805, the "Drive for Life Bill"....


16 May, 2017, 15:46 ET Pennsylvania Physician General and Dauphin County Coroner Discuss Benzodiazepine Prescribing Guidelines

Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine met with Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick to discuss the Wolf Administration's prescribing guidelines for...


16 May, 2017, 14:30 ET Pennsylvania Winning Cash 5 Ticket Sold in Luzerne County Nears Expiration

Players, check your tickets: a winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $225,000 that was sold in Luzerne County for the May 31, 2016,...


16 May, 2017, 14:15 ET State Police, PennDOT Partner to Promote Seat Belt Safety Enforcement, Child Seat Inspections

Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend and busy summer travel season, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and the Pennsylvania Department of...


16 May, 2017, 14:07 ET May 28 Marks PA's First Fish-for-Free Day

Families and friends visiting Pennsylvania's popular outdoor spots over the Memorial Day holiday weekend can enjoy a day of free fishing, thanks to...


16 May, 2017, 12:26 ET California housing market downshifts in April as housing shortage cuts into demand, C.A.R. reports

Following a strong first quarter start, California home sales lost momentum in April, while the median home price accelerated to a near-10-year...


16 May, 2017, 10:11 ET Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Participates in LGBT Roundtable Discussion

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne recently joined legislators, community leaders, and LGBT advocates at Bradbury-Sullivan...


16 May, 2017, 10:10 ET April Pennsylvania Table Games Revenue Increase Exceeds 10%

According to figures released and posted today on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, April 2017 table...


16 May, 2017, 09:45 ET California Governor Jerry Brown Joins AJC Initiative Against BDS

AJC praised California Governor Jerry Brown for signing the Governors United Against BDS statement, an AJC initiative that governors across the...


16 May, 2017, 09:23 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $1.2 Million Won in Fayette County

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $1.2 million from the Monday, May 15, drawing was sold at Point Marion Hardware,...


15 May, 2017, 16:38 ET Michigan Senate Budget Recommendation Will Hurt Corrections Staff and Inmates

SEIU One Voice Campaign issued the following statement on the Michigan Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections proposed budget cuts: "The...


15 May, 2017, 15:30 ET Secretary of State: Election Returns Website Offers First Look at Pennsylvania's Vote Count

With Tuesday's Primary Election just ahead, Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés today reminded Pennsylvanians that the Department of State's...


15 May, 2017, 12:19 ET Wolf Administration, State Officials Discuss Bicycle Safety, Benefits and Improvements for Cyclists to Mark Bike to Work Week

With the start of Bike to Work week, the Wolf Administration announced a series of improvements for bicyclists during an event featuring an...


15 May, 2017, 11:47 ET Annual Survey of State Government Finances

The 2015 Annual Survey of State Government Finances provides a comprehensive summary of annual survey findings for state governments. The findings...


12 May, 2017, 11:33 ET Organic Waste Becomes Compost, Healthy Soil And Healthy Food

The Association of Compost Producers are grateful to Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula for introducing Assembly Concurrent Resolution...


12 May, 2017, 09:06 ET Secretary of Health Highlights Pennsylvania's Innovative Health Care Initiatives for Rural Residents to International Providers

Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy spoke at the Rural and Northern Health Care Leadership Conference held in Toronto, Canada,...


11 May, 2017, 17:43 ET CA Supreme Court Rebuffs Insurance Industry Assault on Proposition 103 Rate Protections, Says Consumer Watchdog

The California Supreme Court has rebuffed an assault by Mercury Casualty Co., State Farm, Allstate, Farmers and other insurance companies on...


11 May, 2017, 16:20 ET Eight Pennsylvanians Recognized for Workforce Success

The Governor's Achievement Award was presented today to eight Pennsylvanians who have participated in various state workforce development...


11 May, 2017, 16:05 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Celebrates Grand Opening of New Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store in Newtown Square, Delaware County

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


11 May, 2017, 13:34 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 152 licensed or commissioned professionals and notaries public during the...