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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Mar 23, 2017, 11:49 ET Commissioner Doak Praises Bill That Could Reduce Homeowners Rates

Lawmakers in the state House have unanimously given their approval to a bill that could save Oklahomans money on their homeowners insurance. House...


Mar 23, 2017, 10:44 ET Student Applicants Sought as Departments of Conservation and Natural Resources, Labor & Industry Expand Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy...


Mar 23, 2017, 09:52 ET PA Lottery Powerball Ticket Worth $100,000 Sold in Allegheny County

A winning Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball® with Power Play® ticket worth $100,000 from the Wednesday, March 22, drawing was sold at CoGo's, 1530...


Mar 23, 2017, 09:47 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $600,000 Won in Schuylkill County

One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $600,000 from the Wednesday, March 22, drawing was sold at T & J Petroleum, 489...


Mar 22, 2017, 17:07 ET Teamsters Local 251 Contract Approved By Fall River City Council

Teamsters Local 251 is pleased to announce that the Fall River City Council has approved, by an 8-1 vote, a collective bargaining agreement for the...


Mar 22, 2017, 15:29 ET BREAKING: Nevada Legislature Votes to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

The ERA Coalition welcomes the news that the Nevada legislature voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) today. Most Americans think the...


Mar 22, 2017, 15:02 ET American Beverage Institute Urges Governor Herbert to Support 24/7 Sobriety Program, Not .05

Today, the American Beverage Institute asked Utah Governor Gary Herbert to support reducing alcohol-related traffic fatalities in Utah by signing a...


Mar 22, 2017, 13:10 ET Two Casino Fines Approved by the PA Gaming Control Board

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today levied fines totaling $84,500 against two casinos for violations. The fines were the result of Board...


Mar 22, 2017, 12:19 ET California pending home sales dial back, marking weakest February in three years, C.A.R. reports

After a solid start to the year in closed escrow sales, low housing inventory, eroding affordability, and rising interest rates mildly pulled back...


Mar 22, 2017, 11:40 ET Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) Receives "Mental Health Champion Award" from National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems

Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-CT) was honored today by the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) for his "outstanding legislative...


Mar 22, 2017, 11:40 ET Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) Receives "Mental Health Champion Award" from National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) was honored today by the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) for his "outstanding legislative efforts...


Mar 22, 2017, 10:53 ET First Liberty Institute Condemns Lawsuit Against Judge's Courtroom Invocations

Yesterday evening, an activist group filed a lawsuit against Judge Wayne Mack over his practice of allowing volunteer chaplains to open his court...


Mar 21, 2017, 13:09 ET PA Lottery Fast Play Games Award Over $10 Million in Prizes

In less than a month since their launch, the Pennsylvania Lottery's new Fast Play games have awarded more than $10 million in prizes to more than...


Mar 21, 2017, 12:36 ET New Season Bringing More 'Smoke-Free Beaches' To Pennsylvania State Parks

Visitors to state parks this upcoming summer season will find more swimming beaches designated as "smoke free" at the 121 state parks across the...


Mar 21, 2017, 10:28 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Charitable Organizations

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


Mar 21, 2017, 08:25 ET ATA Calls on HHS to Set Hair Testing Standards

Yesterday, in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear called for the...


Mar 21, 2017, 08:15 ET Abila Releases Enhancements and Upgrades to netFORUM Pro

Abila, the leading provider of software and services to associations, nonprofits, and government entities, announced today a number of new features...


Mar 20, 2017, 16:46 ET Orland Fire Protection District hosts forum March 29 to address growing drug use dangers

Heroin use continues to be a growing threat to communities and needs to be checked, community leaders and first responders will argue at a public...


Mar 20, 2017, 16:36 ET Online Public Meeting to be Held Tomorrow, Public Encouraged to Register

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding Pennsylvanians that the public comment period on transportation priorities for...


Mar 20, 2017, 15:11 ET PA Wolf Administration Reacts to Proposed Cuts, Calls on US Secretary of Education to Support Investments in Public Education

Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera today sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos outlining the impact that President Trump's...


Mar 20, 2017, 15:09 ET PA Wolf Administration Provides Information on Flood Insurance, Potential Grant Funding to Residents in Areas of Centre County Hit by Flooding in Late 2016

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director of the Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation Steve Bekanich,...


Mar 20, 2017, 14:42 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Secretary Urges Caution in the Outdoors to Prevent Wildfires

With the start of spring and Wildfire Prevention Week, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn warns the...


Mar 20, 2017, 14:32 ET Advocates to Visit Juneau to Request Passage of Mental Health Budget and to Train Legislators on How to Prevent Suicide

Alaska has the second highest suicide rate in the United States. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates from the Alaska...


Mar 20, 2017, 13:39 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Welcomes Hundreds to Annual Alcohol Education Conference on Prevention of Dangerous and Underage Drinking

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today opened its annual two-day alcohol education conference, bringing together more than 300...


Mar 20, 2017, 13:00 ET Getting Help to Apply for Veterans Benefits Should Never Come With a Fee, says Pennsylvania DMVA

Veterans, active military and their dependents should never pay for help to apply for veteran's benefits, according to the Department of Military...