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 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...


Aug 09, 2016, 12:46 ET PA Capitol Police Department Receives State, International Reaccreditation

State General Services Secretary Curt Topper today announced the Pennsylvania Capitol Police Department recently received its fourth state...


Aug 09, 2016, 11:00 ET The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office seeks public input on upcoming statewide historic preservation plan

The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) has begun outreach and strategic preparations for Pennsylvania's...


Aug 09, 2016, 10:45 ET Pennsylvania Parents Urged to Vaccinate Children before Start of School Year; Statewide Immunization Clinics Scheduled for Eligible Kids

  With the start of a new school year just around the corner, the departments of Health and Education are launching the "Don't Wait....


Aug 09, 2016, 09:27 ET Cash4Life Awards $1,000 A Week For Life in Allegheny County

One Pennsylvania Lottery Cash4Life™ ticket sold in Allegheny County for the Monday, August 8, drawing won a prize of $1,000 a week for life....


Aug 08, 2016, 13:43 ET Sen. Roberts visits Children's Campus of KC to discuss strategies that help close the achievement gap

When Sen. Pat Roberts sat down with preschoolers today at the Children's Campus of Kansas City (CCKC), he was focused on much more than story time...


Aug 08, 2016, 11:20 ET PA Lottery Powerball Ticket Worth $150,000 Sold in Northampton Co.

One winning Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball® with Power Play® ticket worth $150,000 from the Saturday, August 6, drawing was sold at Bath...


Aug 08, 2016, 10:30 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Now Accepting Requests for Wine Expanded Permits, License Conversions, Casino Liquor Licenses, Direct Wine Shipper Licenses

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today began accepting requests for various new licenses and permits authorized under Act 39 of 2016,...


Aug 08, 2016, 09:44 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $600,000 Won in Cambria County

 One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $600,000 from the Saturday, August 6, drawing was sold at Scoofie's Stop &...


Aug 05, 2016, 18:09 ET Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. Ron Johnson Visit Wisconsin Chemical Distributor; Discuss Regulatory Relief

 Today, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) visited EMCO Chemical Distributors, Inc.'s...


Aug 05, 2016, 15:53 ET Ann Arbor Acts to Protect Kids, Save Lives by Raising Tobacco Age to 21

Statement of Bill Lee, Executive Vice President, U.S. Programs, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Ann Arbor City Council on Thursday took bold...


Aug 05, 2016, 12:58 ET Pennsylvania DCNR's Bureau of Forestry Oversees Deployment Of Volunteers To Fight Wildfires in Two Western States

For the second time in a week, volunteer firefighters from Pennsylvania have answered the call to battle wildfires raging in two Western states,...


Aug 05, 2016, 10:21 ET Department of Human Services Adds Mount Nittany Exchange to the PA Patient & Provider Network

The Department of Human Services' (DHS) eHealth Partnership program today announced that Mount Nittany Exchange (MNX) is now connected to the PA...


Aug 04, 2016, 16:54 ET Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry and U.S. Department of Labor Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Prevention of Misclassified Workers

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry and the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division have signed a three-year Memorandum of...


Aug 04, 2016, 14:17 ET Pennsylvania Selected to Host State Transportation Innovation Council Roundtable Discussion

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today joined US Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary...


Aug 04, 2016, 12:46 ET Pennsylvania DCNR, Fish & Boat Commission Move to Protect Wild Trout Fishery in Sections of Penns Creek in Bald Eagle State Forest

 Moving to protect wild trout beset by high water temperatures and low stream levels, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)...


Aug 04, 2016, 11:51 ET Pennsylvania Hosts Statewide Interagency Employment First Training

 The Pennsylvania departments of Labor & Industry (L&I), Human Services (DHS), and Education (PDE) will host 15 statewide collaborative...


Aug 04, 2016, 10:56 ET Pennsylvania Earns Two National Awards for Human Resource Management

The Office of Administration received two national awards for human resource management programs that exemplify innovation and advance the...


Aug 04, 2016, 10:00 ET McGlinchey Stafford's Hunter Twiford Authors Chapter in American Bar Association Book

 H. Hunter Twiford, III, a Member in McGlinchey Stafford's Jackson, Mississippi office, has authored the Mississippi chapter of a new book...


Aug 04, 2016, 08:24 ET Abila Strengthens Commitment to Associations and Member-Driven Organizations

 Abila, a leading provider of software and services to associations and nonprofit organizations, continues to expand and strengthen core...


Aug 04, 2016, 08:21 ET Department of Health Names John J. Collins as Director of Pennsylvania's Office of Medical Marijuana

Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced that John J. Collins has been named director of the Office of Medical Marijuana. Collins, who...


Aug 03, 2016, 14:24 ET Pennsylvania Department of Corrections names Tennessee official to lead Community Corrections program

Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel has named George Little, the former commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Corrections,...