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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04 May, 2017, 15:28 ET The Latino Coalition Chairman Hector Barreto: 'The American Health Care Act Will Help Small Business'

The Latino Coalition (TLC), the leading national non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, issued the...


04 May, 2017, 15:10 ET Department of Aging Secretary Osborne Honors Centenarians at Kleinlife Senior Center

Today, Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne participated in the Northeast Philadelphia Centenarian Luncheon hosted by...


04 May, 2017, 14:01 ET PA Treasurer Joe Torsella Issues Statement After Congress Repeal Of State-Administered Retirement Plans

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today issued the following statement after a vote by Congress, repealing H.J. Res. 66, which would have allowed...


04 May, 2017, 13:15 ET Wolf Administration Urges Pennsylvania Homeowners to Take 5 Steps to Avoid Problems with Mortgage Servicers

With consumers across the country reporting problems with mortgage servicing, the Wolf Administration has issued guidance for Pennsylvania...


04 May, 2017, 12:00 ET Public Interest Groups Urge Senate To Deny Gov's Point Man Confirmation To PUC After He Fired Tough Oil Well Safety Regulators

Public interest advocacy groups Consumer Watchdog, Food & Water Watch, Rootskeeper, Save Porter Ranch, and public interest attorneys Aguirre...


04 May, 2017, 11:33 ET PHFA's Housing Forum offers free live webcasting of conference sessions

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency is offering free live webcasts of three of its most popular, hour-long Housing Forum educational sessions...


04 May, 2017, 09:45 ET PA Lottery Powerball Ticket Worth $100,000 Sold in Allegheny County

A winning Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball® with Power Play® ticket worth $100,000 from the Wednesday, May 3, drawing was sold at Giant Eagle, 910...


04 May, 2017, 09:36 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $450,000 Split in Elysburg and Philadelphia

Two winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 tickets sold in Northumberland and Philadelphia counties split a $450,000 jackpot from the Wednesday, May...


04 May, 2017, 08:05 ET Henry Schein And Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity Brief Capitol Hill Lawmakers On Oral Health Needs Of Holocaust Survivors Living In Poverty

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) recently joined members of the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity (AO) in Washington, DC, on April...


03 May, 2017, 17:32 ET PA Treasurer Joe Torsella Praises Moves by Pension Fund

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today issued the following statement on the announcement that SERS, the Pennsylvania's State Employees'...


03 May, 2017, 15:51 ET Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Announces Unconventional Gas Well Drilling (UGWD) Grant Program

State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay announced today that the application period for the 2017 Unconventional Gas Well Drilling Grant Program is now...


03 May, 2017, 14:51 ET Physician General Discusses Wolf Administration's $26.5 Million Federal Grant to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis for Pennsylvania Medical Society Event

Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today explained how the Wolf Administration plans to use the $26.5 million 21st Century Cures Grant in its...


03 May, 2017, 14:35 ET Nearly $163 Million in PA Lottery Scratch-Offs Prizes Won in April

Pennsylvania Lottery scratch-offs winners claimed more than $162.8 million during April, including three prizes of $1 million claimed by players in...


03 May, 2017, 14:09 ET Pennsylvania DCNR to Begin Spraying Forests in Gypsy Moth Suppression Effort

The State Bureau of Forestry soon will begin aerial spraying of forestlands to combat gypsy moth populations poised for spring outbreaks in the...


03 May, 2017, 12:46 ET PLCB Awards Nearly $1 Million in Grants for Developing, Promoting Pennsylvania Wines

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today awarded grants totaling $999,394 to 13 projects intended to enhance the Pennsylvania wine...


03 May, 2017, 11:53 ET PEMA: House GOP Budget Would Compromise Public Safety

In a letter sent last month to the four chairmen of the House and Senate committees on Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness, Richard D....


03 May, 2017, 08:15 ET Abila Honored As Silver Stevie Award Winner In 2017 American Business Awards

Today, Abila was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Branded Content Campaign of the Year category in The 15th Annual American...


02 May, 2017, 15:00 ET SCAQMD Kicks Off Electric Lawn Mower Rebate Program on Earth Day

Starting on Earth Day, April 22, Southland residents can register to save up to $250 on a new cordless-electric lawn mower through the South Coast...


02 May, 2017, 14:57 ET PA Insurance Commissioner Urges Congress to Help Homeowners by Promoting Private Flood Coverage in Reauthorization of National Flood Insurance Program

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller urged Pennsylvania's Congressional delegation to join the Wolf Administration in fighting for more...


02 May, 2017, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania Trooper Landon Weaver Honored at State Police Memorial Ceremony

A young Pennsylvania State Police trooper who gave his life in the line of duty was remembered by his family, fellow troopers, and the public today...


02 May, 2017, 12:07 ET Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenue Down 1.6% in April

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today posted on its web site the monthly report for total gross revenue and tax revenue generated from the...


02 May, 2017, 11:10 ET Four Fresh PA Lottery Fast Play Games Now on Sale

The Pennsylvania Lottery today released four fresh Fast Play games: Crack the Safe ($3); Fat Wallet ($2); In Between ($2); and Crazy 8s...


02 May, 2017, 09:52 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Releases 2017 Report on Untested Sexual Assault Kits and Backlogged Evidence

Today, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy released the 2017 Report on Untested Sexual Assault Kits and Backlogged Evidence outlining the progress...


02 May, 2017, 09:16 ET Millionaire Raffle Returns With Early Bird Bonus Drawings

Tickets sales began today for the 4th of July Millionaire Raffle, offering the Pennsylvania Lottery's best chances of winning a $1 million...


02 May, 2017, 08:45 ET City of Miami to Adopt Zonar.City, World's First 3D Zoning Code Platform

Gridics LLC, a Miami-based real estate tech startup, today announced a partnership with the City of Miami to use its Zonar.City software...