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 26, 2017, 10:57 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Launches Practitioner Registry for Medical Marijuana Program

Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today announced that physicians can now take the first steps to participate in...


Jul 25, 2017, 18:45 ET Declaración de la National Alliance for Hispanic Health sobre el voto del Senado para proceder a la consideración de la Ley de Atención de la Salud republicana

"Lo que sabemos es que las actuales leyes de atención de la salud republicanas de la Cámara de Diputados y el Senado despojan del seguro médico al...


Jul 25, 2017, 16:59 ET AARP Statement on Senate Vote to Proceed on Health Care Bill

In response to today's Senate vote on the motion to proceed to consider a health care bill that would cut Medicare and Medicaid and impose an Age...


Jul 25, 2017, 15:43 ET Labor Commissioner's Office Cites Oakland Construction Company Over $3.5 Million for Wage Theft Violations

The Labor Commissioner's Office cited an Oakland contractor more than $3.5 million in wages and penalties for multiple wage theft and labor law...


Jul 25, 2017, 11:04 ET PA Lottery's Heat Wave Second-Chance Drawing Opens

The Pennsylvania Lottery's Heat Wave Second-Chance Drawing is now accepting entries for chances to win three cash prizes of $100,000. Players may...


Jul 25, 2017, 09:22 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $225,000 Won in Philadelphia

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket for the Monday, July 24, drawing was sold at Metro News, 5202 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia....


Jul 24, 2017, 15:06 ET Cal/OSHA and Chevron Reach Settlement of Citations Appeal Following the August 2012 Richmond Refinery Fire

Cal/OSHA and Chevron have reached a settlement agreement for a comprehensive plan that will improve safety at the Chevron Richmond refinery and for...


Jul 24, 2017, 09:58 ET California pending home sales continue downward trend in June, C.A.R. reports

Despite robust closed escrow sales in June, California pending home sales slipped for the sixth consecutive month, suggesting an impending slowdown...


Jul 24, 2017, 09:48 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $450,000 Split in Luzerne, Westmoreland Counties

Two winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 tickets sold in Luzerne and Westmoreland counties split a $450,000 jackpot from the Saturday, July 22,...


Jul 21, 2017, 12:50 ET U.S. Senate Committee Hearing on Nation's Water Infrastructure Hears Testimony from Water Well Trust Arkansas Project Participant

Rural northwest Arkansas resident Mike Frazee provided emotional testimony yesterday before a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works...


Jul 21, 2017, 10:00 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Makes Complete 2018 Rate Filings Public, Stresses Immediate Need for Certainty from Congress and the Trump Administration

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced that rate filings for 2018 individual market and small group plans and additional materials...


Jul 20, 2017, 09:34 ET Treasure Hunt Jackpot of $120,000 Shared by Three Tickets

A $120,000 Treasure Hunt jackpot from the Wednesday, July 19, drawing was shared by three winning tickets sold in Allegheny, Berks and Delaware...


Jul 19, 2017, 18:15 ET Pennsylvania Education Department and Advocates Highlight the Importance of Summer Learning Programs

Today, Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Executive Deputy Secretary David Volkman highlighted the importance of summer learning programs...


Jul 19, 2017, 15:13 ET Primer grupo latino nacional cancela convención en Texas, anuncia boicot por SB4

El Caucus Nacional de Legisladores Estatales Hispanos (NHCSL, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy la cancelación de su...


Jul 19, 2017, 15:02 ET PA Tax Amnesty Collections Exceed Estimate

The 2017 PA Tax Amnesty Program will provide $114.5 million for the 2016-17 fiscal year budget, exceeding the $100 million net revenue estimate,...


Jul 19, 2017, 14:47 ET First National Latino Group Pulls Convention From Texas, Boycotts State Due To SB4

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) announced today that it is pulling their 15th Annual National Summit of State Legislators...


Jul 19, 2017, 10:15 ET PCMA Issues Guiding Principles, Policy Solutions to HHS on Reducing Prescription Drug Costs

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) recently submitted a letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price offering policy solutions to reduce...


Jul 19, 2017, 09:39 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $125,000 Won in Allegheny County

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket for the Tuesday, July 18, drawing was sold at Brew-Thru Beer Distributor, 272 Yost Blvd.,...


Jul 19, 2017, 08:44 ET NY State Assembly Speaker Heastie and Assemblymember Bronson Visit Carpenters Training Facility in Rochester, NY

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie and Assemblymember Harry Bronson visited the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters' (NRCC)...


Jul 18, 2017, 15:10 ET Pennsylvania is Awarded for Performance Under the National Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Today, Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera announced that Pennsylvania has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) for its...


Jul 18, 2017, 13:11 ET House Budget Abandons Working Families, American Values

The federal budget proposed by House Republicans proposes huge wage and benefit cuts to federal employees and massive cuts to programs serving many...


Jul 18, 2017, 10:04 ET New York Giant Jason Pierre-Paul to Serve as "Honorary Bailiff" at The Philip R. Shawe Scholarship Award Ceremony for Student Teams, Reversing Controversial Aspects of the TransPerfect Case

Jason Andrew Pierre-Paul has agreed to be the "honorary bailiff" at the Philip R. Shawe Scholarship Award Ceremony, which will honor student teams...


Jul 18, 2017, 09:30 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $1 Million Won in Northumberland County

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket for the Monday, July 17, drawing was sold at Turkey Hill, 501 N. Second St., Shamokin. The...


Jul 17, 2017, 13:56 ET Houston Energy Attorney Launches Surprise Primary Challenge to Ted Cruz

Stefano de Stefano, a free market Republican and Houston-based energy attorney, emerged Monday as the sole Republican primary challenger for Sen....


Jul 17, 2017, 13:55 ET In the height of the spring homebuying season, California's housing market shrugs off housing shortage as sales and median home price bound higher in June, C.A.R. reports

Amid the lowest housing inventory levels of the year, existing home sales in California took off in June to their highest pace in nearly four years...