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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Aug 15, 2018, 14:00 ETPennsylvania State and County Election Staff Participate in National Cyber Training Exercise

Pennsylvania's new Inter-Agency Election Preparedness and Security Workgroup and county election personnel from across the commonwealth participated...


Aug 15, 2018, 09:17 ETFirstEnergy Solutions Takes Next Step towards Deactivation of its Three Nuclear Plants

FirstEnergy Solutions Inc. ("FES") today announced that it has taken its latest step in the regulatory process leading to the deactivation of its...


Aug 14, 2018, 10:27 ETESOP Association Welcomes New Pro-ESOP Law

The ESOP Association celebrates a new law that will help businesses better understand and pursue options for becoming employee owned. The law—the...


Aug 13, 2018, 16:37 ETSolar Industry and Illinois Farm Bureau Collaborate to Guarantee Tax Revenue for Rural Communities and Protect Farmland

Governor Rauner has signed two bills that will help ensure solar development benefits farmers and rural communities in Illinois. The state's solar...


Aug 13, 2018, 14:46 ETCUB Reaction To Gov. Rauner's Signing Of HB 4508, Bad Water Bill

Statement by Bryan McDaniel, CUB's Director of Governmental Affairs: We are disappointed that the General Assembly passed and, now, Gov. Bruce Rauner ...


Aug 13, 2018, 18:15 ETSinger Brian Evans Wins Primary in Hawaii, Will Face Tulsi Gabbard in November; Says Evans: 'Don't Underestimate Me'

Singer and author Brian Evans won the Republican primary in Hawaii on Saturday, receiving the second-highest amount of votes in the state among...


Aug 09, 2018, 17:02 ETLB&B's Response to August 9, 2018 State Auditor Performance Audit Report

On August 9, 2018, the State Auditor completed its Performance Audit of the State Alcohol Beverage Control Commission Warehouse Contract with LB&B...


Aug 08, 2018, 17:29 ETSen. Smith, Teamsters Join Together In Rally Raising Awareness Of Worker Issues

Teamsters from around the nation will join Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) at a rally tomorrow in downtown Minneapolis to raise public awareness about...


Aug 08, 2018, 09:30 ETHigher home prices, rising interest rates depress California housing affordability, C.A.R. reports

Record home price increases and higher interest rates combined to constrain California housing affordability to the lowest levels in 10 years, the...


Aug 07, 2018, 23:05 ETLos opositores a la medida CA SB 905 realizan un evento de prensa en Los Ángeles - "Servir alcohol hasta las 4 de la mañana no puede traer nada bueno"

California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA), Alcohol Justice, y el concejal de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles Paul Koretz ofrecieron ayer un evento de prensa ...


Aug 07, 2018, 20:41 ETSAF, NRA Sue City Of Edmonds Over Wash. State Preemption Violation

Another Washington state city is now being sued by the Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association for violating the state's...


Aug 07, 2018, 15:44 ETCA SB 905 Opponents Hold L.A. Press Event - "No Good Can Come From Serving Alcohol Until 4 a.m."

California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA), Alcohol Justice, and Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz hosted a press event at Los Angeles City...


Aug 07, 2018, 12:34 ETCalifornia REALTORS® file revised ballot initiative to eliminate moving penalty on seniors, disabled and unlock housing market

In its continuing effort to address California's unprecedented housing supply crisis and eliminate the "moving penalty" that severely restricts the...


Aug 03, 2018, 10:59 ETOklahoma Insurance Commissioner Praises Health Insurance Ruling

Oklahomans will have more flexibility and choices in health insurance after the Trump administration delivered on a promise. The Departments of...


Aug 01, 2018, 14:11 ETProfNet Experts Available on California's Gas Tax, STEM Education, More

Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. You can also submit a query to the...


Aug 01, 2018, 01:57 ETMichigan Chamber Disappointed With State Supreme Court Decision Regarding Redistricting Ballot Proposal

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement in response to the Michigan Supreme Court's ruling late last evening that the...


Jul 31, 2018, 11:15 ETLast Opportunity for Persian Gulf Conflict Bonus for Veterans

Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991, have until Aug. 31, 2018,...


Jul 30, 2018, 18:41 ETCity Council Votes Abayance Of Ordinance To Jail Developers

The Las Vegas City Council Recommending Committee voted for an abeyance on the controversial ordinance - Bill No. 2018-24, sponsored by City...


Jul 30, 2018, 06:00 ETNew Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for GBPI's People-First Plan

An overwhelming majority of Georgians want the state to invest in people-first strategies including expanded access to education and mental health...


Jul 27, 2018, 11:04 ETStatement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on Federal Government's Efforts to Reunify Separated Families

Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the federal government's efforts to reunify...


Jul 25, 2018, 08:07 ETSAM, The Serve America Movement, Endorses Colorado Redistricting Reform Measures

Today, SAM, the Serve America Movement, announced its support and endorsement for Colorado's Fair Maps redistricting reform measures that will appear ...


Jul 24, 2018, 20:51 ETSurrounded By Firefighters, Governor Baker Signs Historic Cancer Legislation Bill

Surrounded by firefighters, retirees and families, today Governor Charlie Baker joined leaders from the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts at ...


Jul 23, 2018, 13:12 ETPLCB Still Accepting Sealed Bids for Sixth Auction of Expired Restaurant Licenses

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today reminded interested parties that bids for 25 expired restaurant licenses in the upcoming license...


Jul 23, 2018, 12:46 ETMega Millions Boosted to $512 Million; Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in Delaware County

Brisk ticket sales have boosted Tuesday's Mega Millions® jackpot to a $512 million annuity value or a $303.4 million cash prize – the fifth-largest...


Jul 23, 2018, 12:35 ETCalifornia home sales stumble in June as median price hits new high for second straight month, C.A.R. reports

California's median home price edged higher to another peak in June as year-over-year home sales lost steam for the second straight month, the...