Republican Gov. John Kasich defied his party and used $2.5 billion in federal money to allow 350,000 to gain Medicaid coverage in 2014. But the Republican-controlled legislature could roll back the expansion when Medicaid spending is reauthorized by lawmakers in the state’s two-year budget cycle, which ends in June.
More than 4,000 children in Washington, D.C. public schools qualified as homeless in the past school year, a 37 percent increase over the previous year. As the number grows, public schools need to redouble efforts to help them, a new report said.
The contracts were awarded without the competitive bidding and oversight that is standard practice across state government, and included a deal that sent millions of dollars to a firm whose employees have long-standing ties to the agency's executive director, a news investigation found.
Nevadans will vote next month on whether to levy a new tax on businesses with more than $1 million in revenue to raise money for education.
The Michigan Housing Development Authority plans to pay for work in 12 cities using $75 million in federal funding, the latest in a series of efforts to deal with vacant and dilapidated buildings across the state.
The Alabama Department of Education is looking at ways to distribute school funds based on need, rather than the split-the-pie approach the current model takes.
Wisconsin officials say that rising propane prices and shipping delays for state-made products are likely to occur again this winter partly because of a shortage of rail cars and crews.
The long-running dispute centers on a charge by Kansas that Nebraska used too much Republican River water during a 2006 drought. A decision in favor of Kansas could have devastating implications for the agricultural economy in parts of Nebraska.
The state says it needs more time to implement new protocols for executions in the wake of a botched execution earlier this year.
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota's U.S. senators are asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to start screening travelers from West Africa for Ebola at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Texas is losing more farm, ranch and forest land than any other state, according to recent data. That has implications for water resources, which scientists say are better retained by undeveloped land.
The number of cases of HIV and AIDS in North Dakota has grown significantly in the last few years as workers flock to jobs because of the state’s oil boom.
About 8,900 Oregon medical marijuana patients have enrolled in the program since January, a jump of nearly 15 percent that advocates attribute to the introduction of legal dispensaries in the state.