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 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...


Feb 10, 2017, 16:06 ET Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries

Cal/OSHA is reminding employers in California with more than 10 employees to post their 2016 annual summaries of work-related injuries and...


Feb 10, 2017, 14:01 ET PA Physician General and Secretary of Aging Visit Wilkes-Barre Pharmacy to Demonstrate How to Purchase and Use Naloxone

Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine and Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne visited a Walgreens pharmacy in Wilkes-Barre today to...


Feb 10, 2017, 12:16 ET CCRKBA: Connecticut Gov. Malloy Wants To Reduce Deficit On Backs Of Gun Owners

Anti-gun Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is trying to solve his state's $3.6 billion budget deficit by forcing the state's gun owners to empty their...


Feb 10, 2017, 10:02 ET Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Receives Technical Assistance Grant for Early Childhood Mental Health

Today, Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas announced the department is a recipient of an Intensive Technical Assistance grant through...


Feb 10, 2017, 09:22 ET Match 6 Jackpot Winner Worth $1 Million Sold in Elk County

An Elk County retailer sold a jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Match 6 Lotto ticket worth $1 million from the Thursday, February 9, drawing....


Feb 09, 2017, 17:07 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Accepting Applications for Grants to Reduce Underage and Dangerous Drinking

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is now accepting applications from schools, community organizations, municipalities, law enforcement...


Feb 09, 2017, 17:03 ET State of Georgia's $225,000 Payout to Pastor a Victory for Religious Freedom

Family Research Council (FRC) is pleased to learn the news that First Liberty Institute has reached a settlement agreement between the State of...


Feb 09, 2017, 16:09 ET Wide Variety of Luxury Vehicles Available Among More Than 290 Units for Public Purchase During First Auction of 2017 on February 14

A wide variety of luxury vehicles seized by state law enforcement agencies will be among more than 290 motorcycles, sedans, SUVs, utility trucks...


Feb 09, 2017, 15:18 ET Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Joins Tony Perkins on the Radio to Discuss the Texas Privacy Act

Yesterday, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, a national radio show which airs on more than 240 stations...


Feb 09, 2017, 14:43 ET Georgia Pays Almost A Quarter Of A Million Dollars to End Pastor's Lawsuit

Today, First Liberty Institute announces they reached a settlement agreement between the State of Georgia and First Liberty's client, Dr. Eric...


Feb 09, 2017, 12:43 ET Higher wages and seasonal price declines hold California housing affordability in check, C.A.R. reports

Rising wages and seasonal price declines held California's housing affordability steady in fourth-quarter 2016, even while interest rates rose...


Feb 09, 2017, 10:28 ET Advocates to Storm State Capitol to Request Training for School Personnel and Health Professionals to Help Fight Suicide

Montana has one of the highest suicide rates in the United States, ranking third in the nation. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer...


Feb 09, 2017, 09:35 ET FOURMIDABLE opens 80-unit property in Verona, Mississippi with another slated to open in May 2017

FOURMIDABLE, a national real estate property management and brokerage firm, has announced the opening of Tall Oaks, its newest community, located...


Feb 09, 2017, 08:24 ET Abila Closes 2016 Strong, Adding 71 New Association and Nonprofit Clients

Abila, the leading provider of software and services to associations, nonprofits, and government entities, closed out the fourth quarter of 2016...


Feb 08, 2017, 19:33 ET AARP Opposes Congressional Vote To Block State-Based Private Sector Retirement Savings

AARP, continuing its efforts to help millions of working Americans in their struggle to save for retirement, today announced its opposition to a...


Feb 08, 2017, 14:04 ET Consumer Watchdog Petitions CA Insurance Commissioner to End Job-Based Auto Insurance Price Discrimination By GEICO and Progressive

Consumer Watchdog has petitioned the Department of Insurance to reject GEICO's and Progressive's use of occupation in setting auto insurance rates....


Feb 08, 2017, 13:33 ET Consumer Watchdog Calls on California DMV to Stop Otto's Robot Truck Testing; Also Asks Agency to Revoke Uber's Self-Driving Car Registrations Because Firm Cannot Be Trusted

Consumer Watchdog today called on the Department of Motor Vehicles to revoke Otto's robot truck registrations and seek appropriate charges against...