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 07, 2016, 09:44 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $225,000 Won in Lycoming County

 One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $225,000 from the Wednesday, July 6, drawing was sold at Turkey Hill, 300 Broad...


Jul 06, 2016, 16:08 ET American Academy of Home Care Medicine Applauds Introduction of the Independence at Home Act

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) applauds the introduction of Independence at Home (IAH) Act that would convert the highly...


Jul 06, 2016, 13:34 ET I-1433 Will Increase the Minimum Wage, but Job Seekers Deserve a Better Law, According to State Business Associations

 Washington employers of all sizes and from a cross-section of industries voiced concern today that although raising the minimum wage through...


Jul 06, 2016, 12:19 ET "Build with Strength" to Provide Concrete Information and Resources for Seattle, WA Design / Build and Construction Markets

Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), will be launching new resources, training programs, and...


Jul 06, 2016, 12:01 ET Pennsylvania Wolf Administration Announces New Loan Program Dedicated to Diversity

 Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the creation of a new loan program to be administered...


Jul 06, 2016, 10:57 ET FAIR Urges Passage of Senate Anti-Sanctuary Bill

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) urges passage of a Senate bill that would cutoff certain federal grants to jurisdictions that...


Jul 06, 2016, 09:45 ET Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls to $508 Million; $1 Million Winner Sold in Westmoreland County

 Before the Mega Millions® jackpot rolled to $508 million annuity value last night, one winning Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions ticket...


Jul 06, 2016, 09:00 ET Connecticut Consumer Protection Law Designates FAIR Health Data Out-of-Network Reimbursement Reference Point

FAIR Health, Inc., a leading national independent nonprofit organization that advances system-wide healthcare cost transparency through consumer...


Jul 05, 2016, 15:13 ET PA Revenue Department Releases Fiscal Year 2015 - 2016 Collections

 Pennsylvania collected $3.1 billion in General Fund revenue in June, which was $67.2 million, or 2.1 percent, less than anticipated, Secretary...


Jul 05, 2016, 13:40 ET Fourth of July Weekend Crashes and Enforcement

During the three-day Fourth of July holiday driving period, which took place July 2 through July 4, Pennsylvania state troopers investigated a...


Jul 05, 2016, 13:14 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Announces Medical Marijuana Program's Safe Harbor Letter Application Available Online Beginning Today

 Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced that applications for the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program's Safe Harbor Letter are now...


Jul 05, 2016, 12:09 ET State Of Iowa Claims It Can Tell Churches What They Can Teach On Matters Of Sexuality

 Today, First Liberty Institute sent a demand letter to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission (CRC), asking them to retract earlier statements...


Jul 05, 2016, 12:04 ET Tonight's Mega Millions Jackpot at $449 Million; $2 Million Winner Sold in Philadelphia for July 1 Drawing

 Before tonight's Mega Millions® jackpot rolled to $449 million, one winning Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions ticket worth $2 million...


Jul 05, 2016, 11:00 ET OC clergy to press Fullerton-based Cargil Inc. to respect workers' rights

 Prominent religious leaders from throughout Orange County will hold a press conference July 6, at 600 N. Gilbert St. in Fullerton to share the...


Jul 05, 2016, 10:49 ET Pennsylvania Department of Education, USDA Announce New Guidelines For Free And Reduced-Price Meals In Schools

 The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released federal income...


Jul 05, 2016, 10:03 ET Cash 5 Jackpot Split by Tickets Sold in Chester, Luzerne Counties

 An $800,000 Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 jackpot from the Monday, July 4, drawing was split by two winning tickets sold in Chester and Luzerne...


Jul 05, 2016, 09:33 ET Christopher Oppman Named Department of Corrections Deputy Secretary for Administration

After serving in an acting capacity for nearly one year, Christopher H. Oppman has been named Deputy Secretary for Administration for the...


Jul 01, 2016, 10:06 ET PA Insurance Commissioner Announces Public Informational Hearing On Proposed Rate Increases for Individual Health Plans

 Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced she will hold a public informational hearing on the proposed rates requested by insurers...


Jun 30, 2016, 12:27 ET Pennsylvania Tourism Office Releases Inaugural "Happy Traveler"

The Pennsylvania Tourism Office today released the inaugural edition of the "Happy Traveler" travel guide and launched the first significant...


Jun 30, 2016, 11:15 ET PennDOT, State Police Urge Drivers to Plan Ahead, Designate a Sober Driver for Independence Day Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania State Police and local police are partnering to help decrease alcohol and...


Jun 30, 2016, 10:17 ET SCOTUS Favors (Some Kinds of) Discrimination, States Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from the Ninth Circuit decision that allows the State of Washington to destroy the livelihood...


Jun 30, 2016, 10:02 ET Low-Income Pennsylvanians to Receive Additional Help with Home Energy Bills

The Department of Human Services today announced that extra financial help will be provided to vulnerable Pennsylvanians who received assistance...


Jun 30, 2016, 09:20 ET State Officials Remind Citizens to Follow State Laws, Practice Safety When Using Fireworks

With the fourth of July holiday fast approaching, all Pennsylvanians are being reminded to stay safe and follow state law when enjoying fireworks...


Jun 29, 2016, 18:16 ET National League of Cities Calls on Congress and the Administration to Take Action to Reduce Gun Violence

 In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history – claiming the lives of 49 victims at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida...


Jun 29, 2016, 14:38 ET Physician General Rachel Levine Visits Allentown Pharmacy to Highlight Availability of Naloxone to Combat Opioid Overdose Crisis in Pennsylvania

 Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today visited Medicap Pharmacy to bring attention to the Standing Order Prescription she signed earlier...