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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May 17, 2016, 13:53 ET Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy Highlights Department's WalkWorks Program Aimed at Increasing Physical Activity in Pa.

 Department of Health Secretary Karen Murphy today joined Keystone State Games, Inc. (KSG) to underscore the importance of the department's...


May 17, 2016, 12:09 ET PennDOT, Police Partner for Seat-Belt Safety, Enforcement

In an effort to promote driver safety and decrease unbuckled fatalities, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will partner with...


May 17, 2016, 11:41 ET New $100,000 Home Makeover Instant Game Offers Cash Prizes, Second Chances to Win

The Pennsylvania Lottery's new $100,000 Home Makeover instant game is now on sale, offering players exciting cash prizes and second chances to win....


May 17, 2016, 11:23 ET Underserved Communities in Phoenix Participate in FHLBank San Francisco's $40 Million Initiative to Address the Wealth Gap and Create New Wealth Opportunities

Seeking to determine best practices for creating quality jobs and small business expansion in underserved communities, the Federal Home Loan Bank...


May 16, 2016, 17:02 ET Wine Institute Honors Congressmen Ken Calvert and Jim Costa with Leadership Award

Wine Institute honored Congressmen Ken Calvert, R-California, and Jim Costa, D-California, with its Leadership Award during its 34th Washington,...


May 16, 2016, 15:09 ET Pennsylvania State Funeral Board Revokes License of Philadelphia Funeral Director

 The Pennsylvania State Board of Funeral Directors has revoked the license and levied the maximum $100,000 civil penalty against funeral...


May 16, 2016, 15:00 ET PA Banking and Securities Department Reminds Investors and Businesses That Equity Crowdfunding Activities Must Be Registered

Beginning today, Pennsylvania investors and businesses are able to buy and sell shares of companies through crowdfunding according to SEC rules....


May 16, 2016, 13:35 ET Rxight™ Advances President's Precision Medicine Initiative

 In an effort to expand upon President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative and explore innovative ways to individualize patient care,...


May 16, 2016, 13:08 ET Home-buying season kicks off slowly as thin housing supply constrains California home sales in April, C.A.R. reports

 While sales remained above the 400,000 benchmark level, California existing home sales fell from the previous year in April as tight housing...


May 16, 2016, 12:37 ET PennDOT Announces New Bike Route Mapping Tool To Assist Riders

 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Department of Health...


May 16, 2016, 11:48 ET Pennsylvania State Police Announce Increase in DUI Arrests for 2015

 The Pennsylvania State Police announced an increase in driving under the influence (DUI) arrest totals for 2015. Troopers were responsible for...


May 16, 2016, 11:30 ET 11.6% Increase in PA Table Games Revenue in April

 According to figures released and posted today on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, April 2016...


May 16, 2016, 10:32 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $1.4 Million Won in Pittsburgh

 Friday the 13th brought good luck to a Pennsylvania Lottery player as one jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket worth $1.4 million was sold at Quick...


May 13, 2016, 21:52 ET Hoffa: Missouri Senate Stands Up For Workers By Sustaining Veto

 The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa about the Missouri Senate's failure to overturn Gov. Jay Nixon's...


May 13, 2016, 16:28 ET From Dairy Cares Executive Director, Michael Boccadoro: Statement on Gov. Jerry Brown's May Revise Budget Proposal

 The dairy industry is disappointed that Gov. Brown, in his just-released May Revise, has not proposed any additional funding for dairy...


May 13, 2016, 16:05 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Celebrates Grand Opening of New Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store in King of Prussia, Montgomery County

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


May 13, 2016, 15:15 ET Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Hosts Mental Health Awareness Fair

 Today, DHS, in collaboration with PA's Partners in Mental Health, hosted the 2016 Mental Health Awareness Fair in Harrisburg to raise...


May 13, 2016, 14:58 ET CDC Announces Funds for States and Territories to Prepare for Zika

U.S. states and territories can now apply to CDC for funds to fight Zika locally. More than $85 million in redirected funds identified by the...


May 13, 2016, 13:30 ET Banking and Securities Department Announces New Publication to Help Consumers with Banking Questions

The Department of Banking and Securities today announced the publication of "Banking Basics," a new financial information brochure that will help...


May 13, 2016, 13:02 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Offering Open Data Website; Affords Users Detailed, Easily Accessible Information

 Speaking Thursday night before an annual, statewide gathering of  environmental professionals, Department of Conservation and Natural...


May 13, 2016, 12:12 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Launches PLCB+, New Online Licensing Platform

 The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is modernizing licensing operations with PLCB+, a new online platform through which licensing and...


May 13, 2016, 11:37 ET Cash 5 Jackpot Boosted to $1.4 Million

Thanks to strong ticket sales, the Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 jackpot for Friday, May 13, was increased Friday morning to $1.4 million. The...


May 12, 2016, 15:20 ET North Carolina Chamber Provides Recommendations on House Bill 2

 The North Carolina Chamber, a nonpartisan business advocacy organization, today announced it has released the following letter to its...


May 12, 2016, 12:19 ET Ryan Director Jason DeCuir Appointed to Louisiana Task Force on Structural Change in Budget and Tax Policy

 Jason DeCuir, Director of Public Affairs for Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, has been appointed to serve on the Task Force on...


May 11, 2016, 14:03 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Congratulates Recent College Graduates, Offers Advice on New Health Insurance Needs

 Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today congratulated Pennsylvania's recent and soon-to-be college graduates and offered advice as they...