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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Apr 26, 2016, 11:29 ET Oregon Bakers Penalized For Not Making Same-Sex Wedding Cake File Brief With Oregon Court Of Appeals

First Liberty Institute and Boyden Gray, former White House Counsel for President George H. W. Bush, filed a brief with the Oregon Court of Appeals...


Apr 26, 2016, 11:13 ET Wolf Administration Celebrates Pennsylvania Small Business: May 1-7

 In recognition of the small business community's significant contributions to Pennsylvania's economy, the Department of Community and Economic...


Apr 26, 2016, 11:03 ET Pennsylvania Sec. Manderino Continues 'Jobs that Pay' Tour in York with State Rep. Kevin Schreiber

 Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino continued the "Jobs that Pay" tour Monday with a downtown walking...


Apr 26, 2016, 10:00 ET Empire State Connector "HVDC" Transmission Project to Deliver Zero Carbon Energy from Upstate New York Directly to NYC

Empire State Connector Corp. ("ESC") today filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") for authority to negotiate...


Apr 26, 2016, 08:18 ET Abila Adds 24 New netFORUM and Freestone Clients

 As membership models change and continuing education becomes increasingly important, organizations continue to choose Abila's association...


Apr 25, 2016, 17:36 ET Secretary Rivera Holds Final It's On Us PA Roundtable At Northeast Pa. School District

 Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera facilitated the final It's On Us PA roundtable at the East Stroudsburg School District Administration...


Apr 25, 2016, 15:22 ET Fattah Announces Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program Grant

 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Philadelphia as a recipient of...


Apr 25, 2016, 12:04 ET Clyde Williams' Challenger Acknowledges Williams' Right to Appear on the Ballot for NY-13 Congressional Primary

Clyde Williams' candidacy for New York's 13th Congressional District was challenged by allies of Keith Wright, just days after recent controversies...


Apr 25, 2016, 10:05 ET High demand and thin housing supply crimp March California pending home sales, C.A.R. reports

Statewide pending home sales in California decreased in March on an annual basis for the third straight month, reflecting high demand for a dearth...


Apr 25, 2016, 09:01 ET Mason Tenders District Council Political Action Committee Withdraws From Working Families Party

Today, the Mason Tenders District Council Political Action Committee (MTDCPAC), a founding member of the Working Families Party, announced that it...


Apr 25, 2016, 08:21 ET The Opioid Addiction Rx Reporting System (OARRS), Ohio HB 341 & $1.5 Million Funding for the PMP Gateway in the Ohio Budget is the Theme of the 9th Annual Ohio Healthcare Information Technology Day #OHIT2016

The Central and Southern Ohio chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (CSOHIMSS) in partnership with the Northern Ohio...


Apr 25, 2016, 06:00 ET Dog Parks Lead Growth in Urban Parks

 Off-leash dog parks led the pack in new urban parks, growing by 4 percent in 2015 and 89 percent since 2007, according to The Trust for Public...


Apr 22, 2016, 19:11 ET El Departamento de Relaciones Industriales reporta datos sobre lesiones ocupacionales fatales en 2014

El Departamento de Relaciones Industriales (DIR) informa que la cantidad de californianos que murieron en el trabajo disminuyó en 2014. Una...


Apr 22, 2016, 17:35 ET API: Gov. Cuomo's Rejection of Constitution Pipeline an Assault Against Consumers and Businesses

API Executive Director for Market Development Marty Durbin said Gov. Cuomo's rejection of the Constitution Pipeline is a clear example of...


Apr 22, 2016, 14:59 ET OEHHA Agrees Styrene Is Not Polystyrene

 Styrene is now one of 800 chemicals listed by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as "known to the state" of...


Apr 22, 2016, 14:34 ET On Earth Day, Secretary Rivera Congratulates Schools Earning Recognition as U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera congratulates one school, one postsecondary institution, and one school district for being among the 73...


Apr 22, 2016, 13:45 ET New Orleans Celebrates Successful Year of Smoke-Free Air

 Statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Today, New Orleans celebrates the first anniversary of its...


Apr 22, 2016, 13:29 ET Education Champion Fattah Encourages Local Students To Reach Higher

 Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) spoke to a crowd of 3,500 college going seniors today at Temple University for the city's 2nd Annual Reach...


Apr 22, 2016, 13:10 ET State Veterans' Homes Recognize Volunteers During National Volunteer Appreciation Month

As part of National Volunteer Appreciation Month the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs' six State Veterans Homes are...


Apr 22, 2016, 11:49 ET Family Research Council Files Amicus Brief in US Supreme Court First Amendment Case

 Yesterday, Family Research Council and several allied organizations filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case...


Apr 22, 2016, 10:05 ET Pennsylvania Director Flinn Encourages Citizens to have a Severe Weather Preparedness Plan

 People in Pennsylvania are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to learn how to prepare for emergencies during Severe Weather...


Apr 21, 2016, 17:24 ET AEP Expects Today's Ohio Supreme Court Decisions To Financially Offset After Remand

Two decisions today from the Ohio Supreme Court upheld capacity cost charges for American Electric Power's (NYSE: AEP) AEP Ohio utility unit, but...


Apr 21, 2016, 17:20 ET Suicide is Leading Cause of Violent Death for People from Arkansas

Suicide is the leading cause of injury related deaths for Arkansans between the ages of 20 and 64 and the second leading cause of death among all...


Apr 21, 2016, 16:50 ET Independent Regulatory Review Commission Approves Oil and Gas Regulations

The Independent Regulatory Review Council (IRRC) has approved revisions to Pennsylvania's oil and gas drilling regulations today, continuing on the...


Apr 21, 2016, 16:30 ET Pennsylvania Sec. Manderino's 'Jobs that Pay' Tour in Johnstown and Claysburg Focuses on Minimum Wage

 Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino today focused her "Jobs that Pay" tour in Cambria County on raising...