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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Jul 15, 2016, 09:39 ET Lamas Appointed Superintendent of SCI Chester

Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel has appointed Marirosa Lamas as superintendent of the State Correctional Institution at Chester,...


Jul 15, 2016, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 15: Nickel and Diming

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: NICKEL AND DIMING Profile America — Friday, July 15th....


Jul 14, 2016, 14:31 ET Racial disparities in roadblocks to achieving American Dream

Prospective home buyers face numerous challenges when it comes to achieving the American Dream, and homeownership obstacles vary among ethnic...


Jul 14, 2016, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania Secretary Wiessmann Advises Consumers to be Well-Informed on Check Cashing

Consumers who are paid by check have several options available to them to gain timely, free or low-fee access to their money, according to PA...


Jul 14, 2016, 11:37 ET Pennsylvania State Police Seized Over $12 Million in Prohibited Drugs in the Second Quarter of 2016

 Pennsylvania State Police today announced troopers seized over $12 million in heroin, marijuana and other prohibited drugs in the second...


Jul 14, 2016, 11:31 ET Pennsylvania Department of General Services to Hold Public Meeting on the Future Use, Potential sale of Former Harrisburg State Hospital Grounds

 The Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Pennsylvania...


Jul 14, 2016, 11:00 ET Energy Optimization Program Participants Selected as Finalists for Governor's Energy Excellence Awards

Odawa Casino Resort (Petoskey) and Miller Family Farm (Carney) —two Michigan businesses that completed large-scale energy efficiency...


Jul 14, 2016, 10:56 ET Wolf Administration Addressing Addiction Treatment Differently

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that his administration was successful in securing the necessary funding for the Department of Human Services...


Jul 14, 2016, 10:21 ET Wolf Administration Distributes Zika Prevention Kits for Pregnant Women

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today launched the commonwealth's latest initiative to help protect Pennsylvanians from the Zika virus....


Jul 14, 2016, 10:17 ET National Alliance for Jobs and Innovation Issues First-In-Nation Report Card on Effectiveness of State Laws in Protecting Manufacturers' Intellectual Property

Today, the National Alliance for Jobs and Innovation (NAJI) released "Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Under State Consumer Protection...


Jul 14, 2016, 05:15 ET Florida's Advanced Energy Has 140,000 Workers, Nearly 2X Ag Jobs, More Than Real Estate

Today, the Advanced Energy Economy Institute reported that Florida employed an estimated 140,282 advanced energy workers in 2015, nearly twice as...


Jul 13, 2016, 14:30 ET Departments of Conservation and Natural Resources, Labor & Industry Launch Pa. Outdoor Corps Employment Program

 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy...


Jul 13, 2016, 14:05 ET The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Approves $30,000 in Fines

 The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today levied fines totaling $30,000 against two casino operators for various violations. The fines were...


Jul 13, 2016, 12:44 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

 The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 156 licensed or commissioned professionals and organizations during...


Jul 12, 2016, 16:53 ET State-Funded Report Backing Return To Electricity Deregulation's Western Grid Concept Was Written By Utility Consultant And Sacrifices Ratepayers For Investors, Says Consumer Watchdog

A report released today by California's electric grid manager, the California Independent System Operator, supports utilizing a 1999 California law...


Jul 12, 2016, 13:05 ET SAF Sues Illinois Over Foster Parents' Civil Rights

The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit against the State of Illinois on behalf of two foster parents, alleging deprivation of civil...


Jul 12, 2016, 10:54 ET Department of Revenue Notifies 865 Taxpayers Their Data Was Potentially Compromised by a Laptop Theft

In an abundance of caution, the Department of Revenue is mailing letters to 865 taxpayers whose personal information was on a stolen laptop. The...


Jul 12, 2016, 10:00 ET Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Department Announces Quarterly Report on Enforcement Orders

The Department of Banking and Securities issued 18 enforcement orders during the second quarter of 2016. Fines and assessments for these orders...


Jul 11, 2016, 11:00 ET Tyler Gum Appointed Site Administrator at Pennsylvania Military Museum

 The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has appointed Tyler Gum as site administrator at the Pennsylvania Military Museum,...


Jul 11, 2016, 10:10 ET Winning Millionaire Raffle Tickets Sold Across Pennsylvania

The four $1 million top-prize winning tickets for the Pennsylvania Lottery's 4th of July Millionaire Raffle drawing, held July 9, were sold by...


Jul 08, 2016, 14:10 ET Sec. Davin Continues 'Jobs that Pay' Tour at Roaring Spring Water in Blair County, Pennsylvania, Highlighting Commitment to Supporting Employees

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today continued the "Jobs that Pay" tour at Roaring Spring...


Jul 08, 2016, 12:32 ET $540 Million Mega Millions Jackpot Drives Robust Ticket Sales

Pennsylvania Lottery retailers are seeing robust ticket sales for tonight's big Mega Millions® jackpot, which has an estimated $540 million...


Jul 07, 2016, 17:13 ET Gen. Boykin Statement on False Claims Against Missouri AG Candidate Josh Hawley

 Lt. General (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, Executive Vice President of Family Research Council Action PAC, today defended Josh Hawley, a candidate for...


Jul 07, 2016, 14:32 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Advises Consumers to be Wary of Limited Benefit Plans, Exercise Caution When Shopping for Health Insurance

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today issued a consumer alert advising consumers to be cautious and understand the policy before purchasing a...


Jul 07, 2016, 13:13 ET Strong Sales Push Mega Millions Jackpot to $540 Million

Continued brisk ticket sales have pushed the Mega Millions® jackpot for Friday, July 8, to an estimated $540 million annuity value or $380...