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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Jan 17, 2018, 20:00 ET Sun Trolley Temporarily Suspends Galt Link

The Sun Trolley's Galt Link, has been temporarily suspended as of Friday, December 1, 2017. Fort Lauderdale City Commissions voted to suspend the...


Jan 16, 2018, 15:00 ET Table Games Drives Increase in Overall PA Casino Gaming Revenue in 2017

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported today that the gross total gaming revenue combining slot machines and table games rose slightly and...


Jan 16, 2018, 13:47 ET MNA: UMass Memorial Health Alliance Clinton Hospital Plans to Close Popular Endoscopy Service in Apparent Violation of State Regulations Requiring 90 Day Notice and Public Oversight

Nurses at UMass Memorial Health Alliance Clinton Hospital are outraged by a hastily announced decision last week by Clinton Hospital CEO Debra...


Jan 16, 2018, 10:50 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $500,000 Won in Allegheny County

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket sold in Allegheny County for the Monday, January 15, drawing matched all five balls drawn,...


Jan 16, 2018, 10:50 ET PA Lottery Fast Play Prize of Over $136,000 Won in Lackawanna Co.

A progressive top prize-winning ticket worth $136,275 for the Pennsylvania Lottery's Triple Win game was sold at Junior's Convenience Store, 303...


Jan 16, 2018, 10:22 ET SEIA Offers Deep Dive into Locational Value and Time of Use Rates in New White Paper

Continuing its in-depth look at state-level efforts to modernize the electric utility grid, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released...


Jan 16, 2018, 10:00 ET Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School announces Spring 2018 Resident Fellows

The Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School announces the appointment of Spring Resident Fellows http://bit.ly/2018SpringFellows. For...


Jan 16, 2018, 09:31 ET PA Lottery Powerball Ticket Worth $100,000 Sold in Allegheny County

A winning Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball® with Power Play® ticket worth $100,000 for the Saturday, January 13, drawing was sold in Sewickley,...


Jan 16, 2018, 09:25 ET Match 6 Jackpot Winner Worth $800,000 Sold in Tioga County

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Match 6 Lotto ticket worth $800,000 from the Friday, January 12, drawing was sold at Acorn Market, 10106...


Jan 15, 2018, 17:05 ET Recovery Centers of America Issues Statement Regarding Governor Wolf's Declaration of Statewide Heroin and Opioid Disaster Emergency

Recovery Centers of America (RCA), an addiction treatment provider focused on saving one million lives, applauds Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's...


Jan 12, 2018, 15:28 ET Supreme Court Takes Case to Decide Fate of Online Sales Tax

Twenty five years after the United States Supreme Court created the loophole that today allows Internet-only sellers to evade state sales tax...


Jan 12, 2018, 12:07 ET USSRC and Alabama Legislature Team Up to Send Students to Space Camp

Middle-school students living in Alabama are eligible to attend a special Space Camp program free of charge. Students ages 12 to 14 may apply for...


Jan 12, 2018, 09:12 ET Treasure Hunt Jackpot of $120,000 Shared by Three Tickets

A $120,000 Treasure Hunt jackpot from the Thursday, January 11, drawing was shared by three winning tickets sold in Allegheny, Bucks and Lebanon...


Jan 11, 2018, 15:09 ET San Antonio Acts to Protect Kids, Save Lives by Raising Tobacco Age to 21; City Is First in Texas to Pass Tobacco 21

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The San Antonio City Council took bold action today...


Jan 11, 2018, 14:48 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Celebrates Grand Opening of Fine Wine & Good Spirits Store in Reading, Berks County

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


Jan 11, 2018, 12:48 ET Consumer Watchdog's Prop 103 Challenges Bring $227 Million in Insurance Rate Savings; Nonprofit Saves Public $3.4 Billion Over Last 15 Years But Sees Insurance Industry Attack

Consumer Watchdog's challenges filed under Proposition 103 to proposed auto, home and business insurance rate increases saved consumers $227.4...


Jan 11, 2018, 11:19 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 86 licensed or commissioned professionals and notaries public during the...


Jan 11, 2018, 10:30 ET PA Gaming Control Board Renews Casino Operator's License for Mohegan Sun Pocono

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board yesterday unanimously voted to renew the Category 1 Racetrack Casino operator's license of Downs Racing,...


Jan 11, 2018, 10:00 ET Pennsylvania State Police Seize Heroin, Other Prohibited Drugs Valued at Nearly $15 Million in the Fourth Quarter of 2017

The Pennsylvania State Police announced today that troopers confiscated $14,747,304 in heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamines, and other...


Jan 11, 2018, 09:44 ET PA Lottery Powerball Ticket Worth $250,000 Sold in Luzerne County

A winning Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball® with Power Play® ticket worth $250,000 for the Wednesday, January 10, drawing was sold in Luzerne County....


Jan 11, 2018, 09:36 ET Cash 5 Jackpot of $125,000 Won in Chester County

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket sold in Chester County for the Wednesday, January 10, drawing matched all five balls drawn,...


Jan 11, 2018, 08:44 ET Bad Apple: New ACCF Report Finds New York City's Public Pension Fund System in Bad Shape and Getting Worse

On the heels of New York City's push to divest its investments in fossil fuels, a new report finds politicized investment decisions are a recurring...


Jan 10, 2018, 15:00 ET 'PA Money Talks' Launched to Address Finance, Consumer Protection, and Regulatory Issues and Trends

Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann today announced the launch of a blog, "PA Money Talks," which will help consumers and...


Jan 10, 2018, 14:15 ET Four Fines Levied by PA Gaming Control Board Totaling $62,500

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today approved fines totaling $62,500 against four casinos for various violations. The fines were the result...


Jan 10, 2018, 11:20 ET Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, LLC Places Highest Bid at First Category 4 Casino Auction

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today held the first in a series of auctions in a process that establishes the order in which the winning...