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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Aug 09, 2017, 16:19 ET New York City Passes Sweeping Package of Bills to Further Reduce Tobacco Use

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Today New York City has again taken bold action to further reduce tobacco...


Aug 09, 2017, 15:26 ET Five Questions to Help Pennsylvania Retirees Avoid Pension Advance Scams

The Department of Banking and Securities is warning consumers about doing business with any company offering an advance on a retirement pension....


Aug 09, 2017, 15:21 ET Oregon Becomes Fifth State to Raise Tobacco Age to 21

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Oregon today became the fifth state to prohibit the sale of tobacco...


Aug 09, 2017, 13:08 ET Higher housing prices and tight inventory drag down California housing affordability; income required to buy doubles in five years, C.A.R. reports

Higher home prices resulting from a severe lack of homes for sale and high demand during the hot home-buying season eroded California's housing...


Aug 09, 2017, 13:00 ET Statewide Ballot Initiative Filed in California to Improve Dialysis Patient Care, Reports SEIU-UHW

Dialysis patient care advocates filed a ballot initiative today for the November 2018 election in California that seeks to improve patient care by...


Aug 09, 2017, 08:00 ET The White House's Telehealth Services Program for Veterans Validates Medical Innovation Holdings, Inc. "MIHI" Plan to Provide Specialty Medical Services to Rural Americans

Opens Up A Super-Sized Market That Is Largely Untapped. The Administration has endorsed telemedicine as a solution to support delivery of care....


Aug 08, 2017, 18:27 ET Consumer Group Files Petition to Reject National General Auto Insurance Rate, Investigate Fraud, Collusion with Wells Fargo

The Consumer Federation of California (CFC) filed a petition today with the California Department of Insurance (CDI) opposing an application by...


Aug 08, 2017, 16:07 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Environmental Protection Report First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Pennsylvania in 2017

Pennsylvania's first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2017 has been detected in a Montgomery County resident. The...


Aug 08, 2017, 14:03 ET Mega Millions Jackpot Boosted to $350 Million on Brisk Sales

Driven by strong ticket sales, the Mega Millions® jackpot for tonight's drawing was increased today to a $350 million annuity value or a $218.3...


Aug 08, 2017, 13:00 ET Wolf Administration and Carlisle School Leaders Team Up to Remind Parents That it's Time for Back-to-School Vaccinations

Today, Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller, and Executive Deputy Secretary of...


Aug 08, 2017, 09:35 ET Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs Stands Against Texas Discriminatory Law and Declares "Not In My State"

During the 2017 BHCC Legislative Leadership Summit, members of the Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs (BHCC) discussed the discriminatory legislation,...


Aug 08, 2017, 09:23 ET Treasure Hunt Ticket Worth $120,000 Sold in Allegheny County

A jackpot-winning Treasure Hunt ticket worth $120,000 from the Monday, August 7, drawing was sold at Giant Eagle, 1800 McKees Rocks Road, McKees...


Aug 07, 2017, 14:44 ET Nuevos reglamentos mejoran la seguridad en las refinerías de petróleo

Agencias del estado hoy anunciaron la aprobación final de nuevos reglamentos para fortalecer la seguridad en el lugar de trabajo y del medio...


Aug 07, 2017, 10:55 ET Over $154 Million in PA Lottery Scratch-Offs Prizes Won in July

Pennsylvania Lottery Scratch-Offs players claimed $154,414,298 in prizes during July, including three prizes of $1 million claimed by players in...


Aug 07, 2017, 10:17 ET Powerball Awards $1 Million in Easton; $100,000 Prizes Won in Danville and Philadelphia

Saturday's Powerball® drawing created three big winners in Pennsylvania, including a $1 million winning ticket that was sold at Smokin' Lane, 2437...


Aug 07, 2017, 09:58 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $225,000 Won in Bucks County

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket for the Saturday, August 5, drawing was sold at Giant Food Store, 4357 Swamp Road, Doylestown....


Aug 04, 2017, 18:41 ET Abandoned and Unclaimed Property Alert: Delaware Department of Finance Issues a Revised Proposed Reporting and Examination Manual

On August 1, 2017, the Delaware Department of Finance (DOF) issued a revised proposed Department of Finance Abandoned or Unclaimed Property...


Aug 04, 2017, 16:02 ET New Regulations Improve Safety at Oil Refineries

State agencies today announced final approval of new regulations to strengthen workplace and environmental safety at oil refineries across the...


Aug 04, 2017, 15:41 ET New Regulations Improve Safety at Oil Refineries

State agencies today announced final approval of new regulations to strengthen workplace and environmental safety at oil refineries across the...


Aug 04, 2017, 09:29 ET Three Winning Cash 5 Tickets Split $1.2 Million Jackpot

A Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 jackpot worth $1.2 million from the Thursday, August 3, drawing was shared by three winning tickets sold in...


Aug 04, 2017, 09:14 ET Insurance Department Releases Brochure Outlining Coverage of Opioid Addiction and other Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Depending on How Consumers Get Health Insurance

As part of Governor Wolf's effort to battle the opioid crisis, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department released a brochure to help people battling...


Aug 03, 2017, 16:38 ET Senate passes the RACE for Children Act!

Today, the U.S. Senate passed the FDA Reauthorization Act and with it, the RACE for Children Act. Now, new cancer drugs will be developed not only...


Aug 03, 2017, 15:49 ET Wolf Administration Leaders Urge Pennsylvania Residents to Take Steps to Prevent Mosquito and Tick Bites

Wolf administration officials at a visit to Gifford Pinchot State Park today reminded residents they can take steps to prevent mosquito and tick...


Aug 03, 2017, 15:10 ET Court Overturns Montgomery County, MD Pesticide Restrictions, Groups Say Decision Defies Local Authority to Protect Health

Today, a Circuit Court for the state of Maryland struck down key components of the landmark "Healthy Lawns Act" pesticide ordinance passed in...


Aug 03, 2017, 14:39 ET California REALTORS® raise concerns with Freddie Mac's move to back institutional investors in single-family home rental market

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to comments made by Freddie Mac CEO Don Layton...