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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Oct 18, 2017, 16:03 ET Wolf Administration Announces "Innovations Challenge" Contest for High School Students

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today invited high school freshmen,...


Oct 18, 2017, 11:26 ET Mega Millions to Offer Larger Jackpots, Create More Millionaires

The Mega Millions® multi-state lottery game is being updated to offer $40 million starting jackpots and faster jackpot growth. Starting jackpots...


Oct 18, 2017, 11:03 ET Acting Secretary of State Encourages Pennsylvanians to Request Absentee Ballots Early

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres today encouraged Pennsylvanians to submit requests for municipal election absentee ballots before the...


Oct 18, 2017, 10:29 ET California housing market eases into fall homebuying season, C.A.R. Reports

California's housing market eased into the fall homebuying season as seasonally adjusted sales rose both month-to-month and year-to-year in...


Oct 18, 2017, 10:27 ET PA Education Department Farm-to-School Grant Inspires Healthy Eating, Supports Pennsylvania Agriculture

Students at Park Elementary School in Columbia Borough School District are expanding their palate and taste buds with locally grown produce thanks...


Oct 18, 2017, 10:08 ET Match 6 Jackpot Winner Worth $830,000 Sold in Lancaster County

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Match 6 Lotto ticket worth $830,000 from the Tuesday, October 17, drawing was sold at Herr's Market, 1406...


Oct 18, 2017, 07:32 ET MassBio Teams Up with Powering Precision Health 2017

The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio) is teaming up with Powering Precision Health Summit to improve patient lives by advancing...


Oct 17, 2017, 14:46 ET Pennsylvania State Police to Participate in 'Operation Safe Stop'

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will partner tomorrow, October 18, with PennDOT, school districts, student transportation agencies, and local...


Oct 17, 2017, 11:40 ET The Florida Bar Launches Public Education Program to Engage Floridians in Constitution Revision

With a recent survey showing that 9 of 10 Floridians are unaware of what the Constitution Revision Commission does, The Florida Bar today launched...


Oct 17, 2017, 10:29 ET Interface Lauds California Carpet Recycling Bill

Interface, Inc. (Nasdaq: TILE) expresses its support for AB 1158, signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown Oct. 14. The law builds on and...


Oct 16, 2017, 16:59 ET Governor Signs Bill Benefitting One Company And His Sister, Consumer Watchdog Says

Over the weekend, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation merging two water districts to benefit Five Point Holdings, builder of a massive new...


Oct 16, 2017, 16:47 ET The Trust for Public Land Commends California Leaders for Approving Parks Bond (SB 5); Vows All-Out Effort to Win Voter Approval in June

The Trust for Public Land today thanked Gov. Jerry Brown for signing SB 5. The Governor's action put the $4 billion parks bond on the June 2018...


Oct 16, 2017, 09:46 ET Cash 5 Jackpots Won in Blair and Crawford Counties

It was a "winners, winners everywhere" weekend for the Pennsylvania Lottery's Cash 5 game, with jackpot winners in Blair and Crawford counties...


Oct 16, 2017, 09:43 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Opens Entry for Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Limited-Release Lottery

In its third group of Limited-Release Lottery of 2017, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) will award 902 bottles of Buffalo Trace Antique...


Oct 14, 2017, 10:00 ET Government that Works: Public, Private Agencies Hold Simultaneous Financial Reality Fairs for Reentrants

A consortium of agencies today held simultaneous "Financial Reality Fairs" for reentrants, or incarcerated individuals getting ready to reenter the...


Oct 13, 2017, 13:00 ET Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Department Announces Quarterly Report on Enforcement Orders

The Department of Banking and Securities issued 26 enforcement orders during the third quarter of 2017. Fines and assessments for these orders...


Oct 13, 2017, 12:05 ET Pennsylvania State Troopers Join 'Bigs in Blue' Mentoring Program

Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker announced today that troopers from Troop H and the State Police Academy have volunteered to...


Oct 12, 2017, 14:45 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 98 licensed or commissioned professionals and notaries public during the...


Oct 12, 2017, 14:05 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Celebrates Grand Opening of New Fine Wine & Good Spirits Store in Tarentum, Allegheny County

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


Oct 12, 2017, 11:11 ET C.A.R. releases its 2018 California Housing Market Forecast

With the economy expected to continue growing, housing demand should remain strong and incrementally boost California's housing market in 2018,...


Oct 12, 2017, 09:25 ET PA Lottery Powerball Ticket Worth $100,000 Sold in Montgomery Co.

A winning Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball® with Power Play® ticket worth $100,000 for the Wednesday, October 11, drawing was sold in Montgomery...


Oct 11, 2017, 19:00 ET SBA Administrator Linda McMahon statement on President Trump's Trip to Pennsylvania for Tax Reform

The following statement was made by U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon on President Trump's visit to Pennsylvania, to...


Oct 11, 2017, 15:20 ET Pennsylvania: 'Fintech' Businesses Offering Regulated Financial Services Require State License

Today in a letter, Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann stated that companies and individuals offering regulated financial...


Oct 11, 2017, 11:59 ET Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Takes Initial Steps to Pursue Monetization of PLCB Future Earnings

At today's public meeting of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB), the Board discussed next steps in pursuing monetization of future PLCB...


Oct 11, 2017, 10:08 ET State Police Seize Heroin, Other Prohibited Drugs Valued at More Than $7 Million in the Third Quarter of 2017

The Pennsylvania State Police announced today that troopers confiscated $7,408,050 in heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, and other prohibited drugs...