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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Starting July 1, any battery-powered smoke alarm or combination (smoke and carbon monoxide) alarm approved for sale by the California fire marshal must be powered by a sealed, 10-year battery. Kidde Worry-Free smoke and combination alarms comply with the new law and are available throughout the state. (PRNewsFoto/Kidde)

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Therese M. Stewart (left), chief deputy city attorney of San Francisco, is poised to become the first out lesbian justice on the California Court of Appeal.  Here, Stewart and San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera (right) take questions at a June 16, 2010 press conference following closing arguments in Prop 8 federal case in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.  Stewart argued for the City & County of San Francisco to strike down the controversial anti-LGBT law. (PRNewsFoto/City Attorney Dennis Herrera)

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Main Line Animal Rescue: PA House Bill 1750 will outlaw the killing of dogs and cats for their meat. Bans live animals tethered then shot. (PRNewsFoto/Main Line Animal Rescue)

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U.S. Census Bureau Logo.  (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Census Bureau)

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