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 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...


Aug 12, 2016, 11:47 ET Three Pennsylvania Regional Networking Opportunities for Small Diverse -, Small - Businesses Interested in Job Order Contracting Announced

Small Diverse Businesses (SDBs) and Small Businesses (SBs) interested in sub-contractor opportunities through Job Order Contracting, or JOC, as...


Aug 12, 2016, 11:23 ET Former First Lady of Kentucky Jane Beshear Joins Board of America's Promise Alliance

America's Promise Alliance, the nation's largest network dedicated to improving the lives of young people, announced today that the Former First...


Aug 11, 2016, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania Secretary Wiessmann Warns Investors of Zika Virus-Related Scams

 The Department of Banking and Securities warns consumers to investigate companies that offer investment opportunities based on claims of...


Aug 11, 2016, 12:49 ET Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission Adopts Updated 12-Year Transportation Program

 The State Transportation Commission today updated the 12-Year Transportation program. The new plan anticipates $61.9 billion being available...


Aug 11, 2016, 10:39 ET West Virginia Teamsters Endorse Jim Justice For Governor

Today, Teamsters Local 175 in South Charleston announced the union's endorsement of Jim Justice for governor of West Virginia. The Teamsters...


Aug 11, 2016, 10:13 ET Two PA Technology Initiatives Named Finalists for National Awards

Secretary of Administration Sharon Minnich announced today that two state information technology initiatives have been selected as finalists by the...


Aug 11, 2016, 09:54 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

 The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 85 licensed or commissioned professionals and organizations during the...


Aug 11, 2016, 08:00 ET New Report Shows States Are Making Progress Implementing Policies to Reduce Toll of Cancer

While a majority of states are still missing important opportunities to pass and implement legislative solutions proven to prevent and fight...


Aug 10, 2016, 21:04 ET Declaración del reverendo Samuel Rodriguez, presidente de la Conferencia Nacional de Liderazgo Cristiano Hispano (NHCLC), sobre la enmienda de la ley del Senado de California 1146

 El reverendo Samuel Rodriguez, presidente de la Conferencia Nacional de Liderazgo Cristiano Hispano (NHCLC, por sus siglas en inglés), la...


Aug 10, 2016, 18:49 ET Statement by Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President of National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), Regarding the Amendment of California Bill SB 1146

 Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), the world's largest Hispanic Christian...


Aug 10, 2016, 15:58 ET Minority students make their case and win

The following is being released by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty: Low-income African-American and Latino students seeking higher education...


Aug 10, 2016, 15:26 ET PA Lottery Launches Sales in Fine Wine & Good Spirits Stores

The Pennsylvania Lottery today welcomed Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores to its statewide retailer network. This fall, Lottery game sales will...


Aug 10, 2016, 14:01 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Announces New Sunday Hours, Lottery Sales at the Grand Opening of Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store in York

At a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of a relocated Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection store in the West...


Aug 10, 2016, 13:59 ET Consumer Watchdog Report Finds Big Energy Companies Gave Big $ and Got Big Favors From Governor Brown With Dollars and Decisions Flowing In Close Proximity To Each Other

Public interest group Consumer Watchdog today reported that twenty-six energy companies including the state's three major investor-owned utilities,...


Aug 10, 2016, 13:30 ET The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Approves $39,000 Fine

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved a $39,000 fine today against Sands Bethworks Gaming, LLC, operator of the Sands Casino Resort...


Aug 10, 2016, 12:12 ET Strong seasonal home prices weaken housing affordability in second quarter, C.A.R. reports

 Lower interest rates failed to offset strong seasonal price increases, making it harder for Californians to purchase a home in the second...


Aug 10, 2016, 12:00 ET PA Gaming Control Board Renews Operator's License for Mount Airy Casino Resort

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board unanimously voted today to renew the Category 2 Casino Operator's License of Mount Airy Casino #1, LLC,...


Aug 10, 2016, 09:28 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $325,000 Won in Greene County

One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $325,000 from the Tuesday, August 9, drawing was sold at BFS Foods, 139 Locust Ave.,...


Aug 10, 2016, 09:04 ET Independent Maps argues lower court ruling would eviscerate right of Illinoisans to propose constitutional reforms

 In a final brief presented to the Illinois Supreme Court, attorneys for Independent Maps argued a lower court's ruling against the...


Aug 10, 2016, 08:45 ET Health Watchdog Petitions State Over Toxic Chemical BPA in Canned Food

 The Center for Environmental Health today filed a legal petition to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), demanding...


Aug 10, 2016, 08:30 ET P21 Applauds Introduction of Four C's for Careers Act

 P21, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, applauds Congressman Ryan Costello (R-PA) and Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA) for introducing...


Aug 09, 2016, 16:00 ET Pennsylvania L&I Awarded $250,000 to Study Paid Family Leave

 This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) was awarded $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor's (USDOL)...


Aug 09, 2016, 15:41 ET Pennsylvania Sec. Manderino Continues 'Jobs that Pay' Tour at PMF Industries in Williamsport

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino continued the 'Jobs that Pay' tour today at PMF Industries Inc. in...


Aug 09, 2016, 14:27 ET Pennsylvania DCED Reminds Eligible Applicants to Apply for the Neighborhood Assistance Program

Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today reminded eligible applicants to apply for the department's...