Wind power developers are facing growing opposition in some states as a fight swirls around efforts in Congress to extend the federal wind-power tax credit.
The Democrat-dominated legislature passed and sent to the governor three of four union-priority bills that would guarantee three days of sick leave, revise wage and safety laws for temporary workers and provide greater protection for franchise owners in disputes with parent companies.
As a similar bill languishes in Congress, Delaware is the latest in a growing number of states and localities to pass what lawmakers call “common sense” legislation to keep pregnant women working with certain accommodations, as long as they don’t pose undue hardship on businesses.
Oregon's workforce is still down sharply from 2010, and efforts to hire minorities and veterans had mixed success.
Gay marriage bans in Nevada, Idaho and Hawaii will come under scrutiny today when a U.S. appeals court wades into a civil rights debate that has swept through courthouses across the country.
Lawmakers return to the Capitol to consider overriding Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes of more than 200 separate line items, totaling $276 million, from the $26.4 billion budget that took effect July 1.
During a weeklong trip to Asia, Republican Gov. Rick Perry will meet today in Tokyo with the president of a bullet train operator involved in an effort to develop a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston.
Get arrested for driving under the influence in Pennsylvania, and you're more likely to wind up back on the road drunk than in most other states.
Two Republicans in races at the top of the Arkansas ballot this fall, gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson and U.S. Senate candidate Tom Cotton, say they support an initiative to raise the state's minimum wage from $6.25 an hour to $8.50 per hour by 2017.
For the second year, Connecticut closed the Long Island Sound lobster fishery from Sept. 8 to Nov. 28 in response to persistent declines in the lobster population. Pollution and climate change are blamed for the shrinking numbers.
For the last five years, one Alaska school district has coordinated the Youth Leaders program, training up 120 students to serve as social "captains" to teach fellow students to be leaders in their communities and to deal with social problems, like bullying, drug abuse, domestic violence and suicide.
No matter who wins in November women will still be the minority in Nebraska legislature.