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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Mar 13, 2017, 10:23 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Opens Entry for Rare Bourbons, Rye Whiskeys in Limited-Release Lotteries

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) will hold its first Limited-Release Lotteries of 2017 in March, providing the opportunity to purchase...


Mar 13, 2017, 08:53 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $225,000 Won in Philadelphia

One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $225,000 from the Saturday, March 11, drawing was sold at Philly Gas &...


Mar 10, 2017, 18:29 ET La Comisionada Laboral devuelve $363,625 en sueldos impagos a seis trabajadores lavacoches en Los Ángeles

La Comisionada Laboral de California Julie A. Su hoy anunció que se pagó a seis trabajadores lavacoches $363,625 en sueldos impagos de dos...


Mar 10, 2017, 15:00 ET New Proposed DMV Robot Car Rules Weaken Safety Protections, Consumer Watchdog Warns; Public Interest Group Asks Department to Begin Immediate Rulemaking To Cover Robot Trucks

New regulations formally proposed today by the California Department of Motor Vehicles covering deployment of robot cars and testing of...


Mar 10, 2017, 14:37 ET Pennsylvania State Police Seize Illegal Drugs, Weapons During Three-Day Enforcement Initiative

The Pennsylvania State Police recently partnered with law enforcement agencies from five states to take part in the 6-State Trooper Project, a...


Mar 10, 2017, 12:32 ET Pennsylvania Department of General Services Releases Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities 2015-16 Annual Report

Pennsylvania Department of General Services Deputy Secretary for Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities Kerry L. Kirkland today...


Mar 10, 2017, 08:53 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $325,000 Won in Butler County

One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $325,000 from the Thursday, March 9, drawing was sold at Good Guyz Mini Mart, 390...


Mar 09, 2017, 18:00 ET Secretary Wiessmann, Consumer Advocates Identify Top Debt Issues, Pledge to Work Together

Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann today met with consumer advocates to identify top consumer debt issues and...


Mar 09, 2017, 17:37 ET Sec. Manderino Continues 'Jobs that Pay' Tour at West Philadelphia Skills Initiative

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino continued the Jobs that Pay tour today in Philadelphia with a visit to...


Mar 09, 2017, 16:52 ET PA's Popular Mentored Youth Trout Days Scheduled for March 25, April 8

This winter's unseasonably warm weather has parents and kids eagerly awaiting the start of the 2017 fishing season, which kicks off March 25 with...


Mar 09, 2017, 16:05 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Celebrates Grand Opening of Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store in Collegeville, Montgomery County

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


Mar 09, 2017, 14:04 ET Advocates to Storm Charleston to Demand Resources to Stop Suicide Among the Youth of West Virginia

West Virginia has one of the highest suicide rates in the United States, ranking 14th in the nation. To help prevent this tragic loss of life,...


Mar 09, 2017, 13:36 ET AARP IL Urges Dept. on Aging to Halt Proposed Senior Care Rule Changes

AARP Illinois today urged the Illinois Department on Aging to suspend a proposed, controversial senior care program that negatively impacts...


Mar 09, 2017, 11:54 ET State Athletic Commission to Host Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Tournament Finals on April 8

The State Athletic Commission (SAC) is hosting the Golden Gloves Tournament Finals on April 8. The program starts at 7 p.m. and will take place at...


Mar 09, 2017, 10:51 ET Inspiring Healthcare Stories Emerge from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority's Annual I Am Patient Safety Contest

Each year, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority highlights individuals or teams from Pennsylvania healthcare facilities for exhibiting...


Mar 09, 2017, 10:17 ET New Fast Play Games Award Over $5.1 Million in Prizes

The Pennsylvania Lottery's new Fast Play games have awarded more than $5.1 million in prizes to more than 566,000 winners since the games launched...


Mar 09, 2017, 10:00 ET Volunteers Needed for Statewide Cleanup, Beautification Effort

The Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this...


Mar 09, 2017, 09:15 ET Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries This Weekend

State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay is reminding you to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when changing your...


Mar 08, 2017, 18:37 ET California DMV Grants Uber Permit to Test Robot Cars in State; Consumer Watchdog Warns Cars Shouldn't Carry Passengers While Being Tested

Uber today received a permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to test its robot cars in the state and Consumer Watchdog warned that...


Mar 08, 2017, 17:36 ET VT Congressman Peter Welch Praised for Leadership on Pro-Consumer Drug Pricing Reform

Following Congressman Peter Welch's scheduled meeting today at the White House with President Trump to discuss lowering prescription drug pricing,...


Mar 08, 2017, 16:12 ET Robot Cars Pose Unprecedented Risks to Consumers, Consumer Watchdog Tells CA Senate Committee

"Self-driving" vehicles will pose unprecedented safety, security, and privacy risks, and insurance companies and auto makers will try to shift the...


Mar 08, 2017, 14:17 ET DCNR Announces Improvements to Pennsylvania Groundwater Information System

To mark National Groundwater Awareness Week, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced some...


Mar 08, 2017, 13:45 ET Technet, Sunrun, and Others Host First-Ever "Innovation Celebration" at Arizona State Capitol

Today at the State Capitol, 10 Arizona companies and TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy leaders, came together to...


Mar 08, 2017, 11:00 ET Arkansas Trauma System Saves Lives and Taxpayers' Money

Implementation of a statewide trauma system in Arkansas cut the rate of preventable deaths due to injuries nearly in half over five years and saved...


Mar 08, 2017, 09:35 ET New Report Highlights the Risks of Non-Cigarette Nicotine Products

A new report published today by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Beyond Cigarettes: The Risks of Non-Cigarette Nicotine...