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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Dec 01, 2016, 10:23 ET Year in Review: Insurance Department Continues Consumer Protection and Education Initiatives, Cuts Investment Management Fees in 2016

This year, the Department of Insurance continued its efforts on consumer protection and education initiatives and saved Pennsylvanians money to...


Dec 01, 2016, 08:18 ET Abila Takes Annual Nonprofit Conference to Nashville

Abila, the leading provider of software and services to associations, nonprofits, and government entities, announced it's headed to Nashville,...


Nov 30, 2016, 11:37 ET AARP Strongly Opposes Measure To Prevent Key Caregiving Law From Going Into Effect

"Countless working caregivers in Illinois struggle every day to keep their jobs while at the same time providing care their loved ones need....


Nov 30, 2016, 11:30 ET Year In Review: PennDOT Supports Local Economies, Improves Customer Service

Wider use of technology to make operations more customer-friendly and a new initiative, "PennDOT Connects," to foster a broader, more inclusive...


Nov 30, 2016, 10:42 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Earns Top Award in National Industry Best Practices Honors

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today announced it has been named Overall Winner in the 2016 StateWays Control States Best Practices...


Nov 30, 2016, 10:33 ET PA State Police Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement Results

The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 931 crashes during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period from Nov. 23 through Nov. 27, 2016....


Nov 30, 2016, 10:04 ET Over 330 Vehicles Available for Purchase During Final Commonwealth Vehicle Auction of 2016

The final commonwealth vehicle auction of 2016 will take place on Tuesday, December 2, 2016 at 10 a.m., at the Manheim Keystone Auto Auction...


Nov 30, 2016, 09:44 ET Pennsylvania Improves Ranking in National Study of State Workers' Compensation Insurance Costs

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that a national study shows Pennsylvania has improved its standing among states under his administration in...


Nov 29, 2016, 14:15 ET Wolf Administration Launches the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Council

On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging announced appointments to the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Council, a 35-member...


Nov 29, 2016, 14:02 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Celebrates Grand Opening of Fine Wine & Good Spirits Store in Brookhaven, Delaware County

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today welcomed local officials and the public to the grand opening of a new Fine Wine & Good...


Nov 29, 2016, 13:15 ET Beth Hager Appointed Director of The State Museum of Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has appointed Beth Hager to the role of director of The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Hager...


Nov 29, 2016, 11:50 ET Mazzoni Center Receives $1.5 Million in State Funding for New Building through RACP Program

Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia's home for LGBTQ health and well-being, has received an award of $1.5 million through the Commonwealth of...


Nov 29, 2016, 10:00 ET United Cerebral Palsy Joins Five Downstate ARCs in Partners Health Plan -- a First-of-Its-Kind Managed Care Model for New York Families with Disabilities

United Cerebral Palsy of New York City has now joined the five Downstate ARCs in Partners Health Plan (PHP) – a first-of-its-kind Fully Integrated...


Nov 28, 2016, 17:17 ET American Heart Association Celebrates "Tobacco 21" Public Health Victory in St. Louis City & County

Mayor Francis Slay took a major step last week in protecting St. Louis youth by signing Tobacco 21, thereby raising the minimum legal sale age of...


Nov 28, 2016, 14:31 ET PA Department of Health Offers Appointments for Free Whooping Cough Vaccinations this Week in Chambersburg

As more pertussis cases are identified in Franklin County, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced the department is...


Nov 28, 2016, 12:41 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Opens Entry for Pappy Van Winkle Limited-Release Lottery

Just in time for holiday gifting and celebrations, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB), through its fourth Limited-Release Lottery...


Nov 28, 2016, 10:24 ET Powerball Creates $1 Million Winners in Greene, Westmoreland Counties

Two Powerball® tickets worth $1 million each from the Saturday, November 26, drawing were sold in western Pennsylvania. Each winning ticket...


Nov 28, 2016, 10:21 ET Cash 5 Jackpots Won in Montgomery, Somerset, Bucks Counties

Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 drawings awarded jackpots worth a combined total of $1.25 million in Montgomery, Somerset and Bucks counties over the...


Nov 28, 2016, 10:18 ET Treasure Hunt Jackpot Won in Chester, Dauphin Counties

Two winning tickets sold in Chester and Dauphin counties split a $120,000 Pennsylvania Lottery Treasure Hunt jackpot from the Wednesday, November...


Nov 28, 2016, 10:00 ET Job Providers Fight Cities' Attempts To Make Them Tax Collectors

Job providers from across the state today joined together to speak out against legislation that would mandate suburban employers become the tax...


Nov 23, 2016, 15:57 ET Secretary Gary Tennis: Surgeon General's Report on Addiction Helps Galvanize Action in Opioid Epidemic

A new report on addiction released by the Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Vivek Murthy, will raise awareness and help galvanize action...


Nov 23, 2016, 12:56 ET California REALTORS® commend FHFA for raising Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loan limits

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA)...


Nov 23, 2016, 10:30 ET Millionaire Raffle Early Bird Bonus Second Drawing Winners Sold in Philadelphia, Tioga and Butler Counties

The Pennsylvania Lottery today announced the winning numbers for the second of six New Year's Millionaire Raffle Early Bird Bonus Drawings. Each...


Nov 22, 2016, 16:59 ET Virginia Health Information Releases Annual Licensure Survey Data

Virginia Health Information provides details on services offered in many hospitals in the Commonwealth. In addition to comparisons on the quality...


Nov 22, 2016, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Department Urges Consumers to Avoid Deceptive, Expensive 'Easy Money' Loans

The Department of Banking and Securities urges consumers to avoid deceptive "easy money" loans from unlicensed, out-of-state lenders that promise...