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 19, 2016, 10:14 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and Giant Eagle Establish First Pilot for Broad-Scale Chain Wine-to-Go Sales

Within two weeks of Act 39 becoming effective, the PLCB and Giant Eagle successfully implemented a pilot program for wine-to-go sales, and a...


Aug 19, 2016, 08:30 ET PA Unemployment Rate Remains at 5.6% in July

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for July 2016. Pennsylvania's unemployment...


Aug 18, 2016, 13:12 ET Pennsylvania Department of State steps up voter education efforts

 Pennsylvania Department of State today launched a voter education push aimed at increasing voter registration and participation in the...


Aug 18, 2016, 09:50 ET Department of Health Seeking Input from Growers, Processors, Patients, and Caregivers for Implementation of Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program

Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today provided an update on the implementation status of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program and announced...


Aug 18, 2016, 09:41 ET PA Lottery Powerball Ticket Worth $150,000 Sold in Clarion County

One winning Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball® with Power Play® ticket worth $150,000 from the Wednesday, August 17, drawing was sold at...


Aug 18, 2016, 09:36 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $1.3 Million Won in Lehigh County

One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $1.3 million from the Wednesday, August 17, drawing was sold at Turkey Hill, 141 W....


Aug 18, 2016, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 18: Women's Right to Vote

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE Profile America — Thursday, August...


Aug 17, 2016, 15:59 ET Statement By Mike Hellstrom, Business Manager, Waste Material, Recycling & General Industrial Laborers Local 108 Regarding Adminstration's Plans Regarding Intro 495 And The Future Of The Commercial And Private Carting Industry.

The following statement was released today by Mike Hellstrom, business manager of Laborers Local 108: Commissioner Garcia's position on...


Aug 17, 2016, 14:03 ET Direct Wine Shipments Now Available for Pennsylvania Residents

 With the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's (PLCB) approval yesterday of the first direct wine shipper licenses under Act 39, Pennsylvania...


Aug 16, 2016, 14:45 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Approves 81 Wine Expanded Permits

 The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has issued approvals for a number of wine expanded permits, just one week after the new permit to...


Aug 16, 2016, 12:07 ET California home sales and median price decrease in July as affordability crunch puts dent in housing market, C.A.R. reports

 California home sales stumbled in July as low inventories and eroding affordability dragged down the housing market, the CALIFORNIA...


Aug 16, 2016, 10:22 ET Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Awarded the 'Organization Award for 2016'

The Department of Labor & Industry's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) recently received The National Association of Multicultural...


Aug 16, 2016, 09:21 ET More Than 60 Motorcycles to Highlight Commonwealth Vehicle Auction on August 23rd, More Than 300 Total Units Available for Bid

More than 60 motorcycles will be among an offering of more than 300 vehicles available for public auction on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. at...


Aug 16, 2016, 08:30 ET July Table Games Revenue Up 8.5% Over Previous Year

 The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced today that revenue from the play of table games at the state's casinos during July 2016 was up...


Aug 16, 2016, 08:00 ET New Jersey DOC Re-awards Residential Treatment Programs, Heralding 21 Years Of Service To The State

Community Education Centers, (CEC) announced today the re-award of statewide contracts from the New Jersey Department of Corrections (DOC),...


Aug 16, 2016, 07:58 ET DCNR Survey Seeking Feedback From ATV Enthusiasts Across Pa.

In a bid to better gauge ATV use across Pennsylvania and plan for future riding opportunities in the state, the Department of Conservation and...


Aug 15, 2016, 20:14 ET Attorney General Paxton Affirms Constitutionality Of Courtroom Prayer And Volunteer Chaplains, Says First Liberty Institute

 Today, Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a legal opinion affirming the constitutionality of Judge Wayne Mack's volunteer chaplaincy program...


Aug 15, 2016, 19:14 ET NV Energy Seeks Approval for Renewable Energy Project and Earlier Retirement of Coal Generation

 In its August 15 Emissions Reduction and Capacity Replacement second amendment filing, NV Energy requested that the Public Utilities...


Aug 15, 2016, 18:49 ET Statement From The Greater Baltimore Committee On The Baltimore City Council's Vote On Minimium Wage

Below is the statement by Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, on the decision today by the Baltimore City Council...


Aug 15, 2016, 14:42 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Opens Entry for Five Rare Whiskeys in Limited-Release Lotteries

 The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) will hold its second set of Limited-Release Lotteries of 2016 on Monday August 22, offering 366...


Aug 15, 2016, 13:20 ET World Energy Engineering Congress, WEEC, to discuss the Future Energy Economy at Nation's Largest Energy Efficiency Conference in Washington, DC

As the U.S. Presidential election moves forward, energy and facility managers will need to address future energy challenges as impacted by the...


Aug 15, 2016, 09:55 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner and Secretary of Aging Urge Consumers to Make Informed Decisions When Selecting Medicare Coverage

 Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today issued a consumer alert advising consumers of factors that should be considered before they make a...


Aug 15, 2016, 08:01 ET American Knife & Tool Institute Attends National Conference of State Legislatures' Legislative Summit

 The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) today announced that its lobbying team spent last week at the National Conference of State...


Aug 13, 2016, 13:45 ET "¡El alcohol debe servirse en bares, no en peluquerías o salones de belleza!"

El día de hoy la organización California Alcohol Policy Alliance llevó a cabo manifestaciones simultáneas en dos...


Aug 12, 2016, 20:23 ET "Alcohol Belongs In Saloons, Not Salons!"

 The California Alcohol Policy Alliance held simultaneous demonstrations in two California cities today to ask Governor Brown to veto AB 1322...