Deficient roads and bridges, traffic delays and the lack of "desirable" safety features cost the average Alabama driver $1,600 per year, a nonprofit transportation research group found.
North Carolina is eliminating one of the nation's most extensive programs for awarding tax breaks to film companies, in a retreat from a race among states to lure Hollywood productions.
The judge decided Amish families must get smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes as state law requires, even though they don’t use electronic devices.
The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked same-sex marriages in Virginia, as the justices consider hearing appeals on whether state laws banning the ceremonies are unconstitutional.
Since the end of the recession in 2009, the Connecticut and Maine economies have grown by 3 percent. The Massachusetts economy, the largest in New England, expanded by 11 percent.
Louisiana's public elementary and middle schools will use the Common Core test for English and mathematics after a Baton Rouge judge lifted Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal’s freeze of a key testing contract.
A long-awaited federal agreement will protect remote southern reaches of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation from development and, at the same time, will let the tribe and state partner on oil and gas ventures to the north.
Texas’ only radioactive waste dump is about to get permission to dramatically expand its capacity, take in new types of waste and reduce its financial liability should its owner suddenly close up shop.
The measure banning forced sterilization of inmates in California was introduced in response to a 2013 report that found at least 148 cases of female inmates who had received tubal ligations in violation of prison rules.
Alaska Native babies in small, remote villages die at twice the rate of Native infants in cities, new research from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium shows.
GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner’s bid to get a referendum before voters in November to limit state lawmakers to eight years in office lost in appellate court.
The state’s Emergency Loan Board approved a $111 million loan to financially troubled Detroit public schools Wednesday, the same day the state Department of Education approved the district’s deficit-reduction plan, which could lead to more school closures and another wage cut for school employees.