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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Feb 16, 2017, 09:26 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $325,000 Won in Allegheny County

One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $325,000 from the Wednesday, February 15, drawing was sold at Tolerico's, 2525...


Feb 16, 2017, 09:00 ET Table Games Revenue Up, Overall Gaming Revenue Slightly Down for PA Casinos in January

Gross revenue from gambling at table games in Pennsylvania casinos during January 2017 was 2.1% higher than January of last year, according to...


Feb 16, 2017, 08:56 ET With Flu Activity High, Department of Health Reminds Pennsylvanians It's Not Too Late To Get Flu Shot

The Department of Health is reminding everyone in Pennsylvania that there is still time to get immunized against the flu as the number...


Feb 16, 2017, 07:51 ET Dr. Mike Evans: "Christian Zionists Must Fight Rise in Anti-Semitism"

You do not have to look hard to confirm the sad truth that over the last decade anti-Jewish sentiment is on the rise around the world. Fueled on...


Feb 15, 2017, 20:33 ET Discovery Institute Says National Activists Spreading False Facts About South Dakota Science Education Bill SB 55

Dogmatic national activists are trying to derail proposed science education language in South Dakota aimed at supporting critical thinking by...


Feb 15, 2017, 15:31 ET Massachusetts Approves GED Test Program

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has contracted with GED Testing Service to begin offering the GED test program...


Feb 15, 2017, 12:36 ET United States Steel Corporation Announces Action On Section 337 Case

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) today issued the following statement in response to the company's decision to file a motion to withdraw...


Feb 15, 2017, 11:00 ET PA Gaming Control Board to Hold Public Hearing on March 29th for Mohegan Sun Pocono License Renewal

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that a hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 to gather evidence, including public...


Feb 15, 2017, 08:52 ET Advocates to Visit Vermont State Capitol to Share Resources to Help Fight Suicide

Suicide is the 8th leading cause of death in the state of Vermont. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates from the Vermont...


Feb 14, 2017, 16:12 ET CCRKBA To WA Gun Owners: House Committee To Vote On Gun Control Bills Thursday

The Washington State House Judiciary Committee is meeting Thursday in Olympia for an executive session during which they will vote on two gun...


Feb 14, 2017, 15:58 ET For Overdose Survivors, "Warm Handoff" into Treatment is Crucial Next Step on Road to Recovery from Addiction

Acting Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs Jennifer Smith and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today discussed the Wolf Administration's...


Feb 14, 2017, 14:13 ET AFGE: National Union-Busting Law Wrong For America's Middle Class

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "AFGE strongly opposes...


Feb 14, 2017, 14:11 ET PA Education Secretary Pedro Rivera Visits Greencastle-Antrim School District on the Schools That Teach Tour

State Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera made a stop at Greencastle-Antrim School District's elementary school today on the Wolf Administration's...


Feb 14, 2017, 11:44 ET Pennsylvania Department of General Services Submits DGS Annex Recommendations Plan To Pennsylvania General Assembly

State General Services Secretary Curt Topper today announced that the department has submitted the "Department of General Services Annex...


Feb 14, 2017, 10:57 ET Advocates to Storm Idaho State Capitol to Request Resources to Help Fight Suicide

Suicide is the 8th leading cause of death overall in Idaho. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates from the Idaho chapter of...


Feb 14, 2017, 10:38 ET Secretary of State Reminds Pennsylvanians to Verify Status of Licensed Professionals Before Using Services

In recognition of American Heart Month, Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés reminds Pennsylvanians to go online and verify the license status of any...


Feb 14, 2017, 09:26 ET PA State Police Warn of 'Sweetheart Scams' on Valentine's Day

In recognition of Valentine's Day, the Pennsylvania State Police reminds the public – particularly users of dating and matchmaking websites – to...


Feb 13, 2017, 15:06 ET Catholic Group Warns Rauner: Support for Abortion Funding Will Sink Re-Election

CatholicVote.org, a national Catholic advocacy group is warning Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner that support for new legislation forcing taxpayers...


Feb 13, 2017, 13:13 ET Pet Pros Push Safe Pets Bill

An association of pet industry professionals championed legislation that would establish best practices and uniform standards throughout Illinois....


Feb 13, 2017, 11:17 ET Pennsylvania Capitol Police Issue Information on Weekend Vandalism Incident in Main Capitol Building

Pennsylvania Capitol Police have issued information regarding a break-in and vandalism that occurred on Sunday, February 12, 2017. On the morning...


Feb 13, 2017, 11:00 ET Celebrate Pennsylvania's Birthday with Free Admission to PA Trails of History Sites and Museums, Display of William Penn's Charter and Great Law

Join the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) in celebrating the commonwealth's 336th birthday on Charter Day, Sunday, March 12,...


Feb 13, 2017, 10:37 ET PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Presidents Day Holiday

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


Feb 13, 2017, 08:45 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $600,000 Won in Clearfield County

One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $600,000 from the Sunday, February 12, drawing was sold at Snappy's, 712 Elizabeth...


Feb 13, 2017, 08:35 ET Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Asked to Investigate The City of Orlando Over Alleged Racial Discrimination

African Americans have filed a civil rights complaint against the City of Orlando with Republican Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, which allege...


Feb 13, 2017, 07:00 ET Study Finds States Scrambling to Retain Baseload Power, Natural Gas Generation Also At Risk

A study released today found states around the country are continuing to advance innovative strategies aimed at keeping coal and nuclear power...