Kaci Hickox, a nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, had vowed Wednesday to wage a legal battle against Maine's intention to enforce a 21-day quarantine with a court order.
New Jersey business leaders and policy advocates called for drastic changes in the wake of a new report that shows the state has the worst tax climate in the country for businesses for the second straight year.
Democratic state Sen. Steve Lathrop said he was "appalled and astonished" to learn about the furloughs. Republican Gov. Dave Heineman told the legislature he was unaware of the program, calling it another example of the "huge mess" at the corrections department.
A ballot measure to give lawmakers more authority to enact abortion regulations and restrictions is the most expensive in Tennessee's history. The "Yes on 1" campaign has raised $909,000 thus far, while the "Vote No on One" campaign has raised $1.9 million, including hefty contributions from Planned Parenthood affiliates in other states.
A majority of the 22,394 people who will be unable to vote this election in Kansas because of the state's proof-of-citizenship law claim no political affiliation.
Opponents of the ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana argue its protections are too broad, saying stoned patients could cause accidents and not face consequences while doctors could authorize pot use with no fear of penalty.
The funding from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will support training of teachers to recognize and respond to mental health problems in children and will create partnerships between schools and communities focused on mental illness.
Platform to Employment, the nonprofit job-coaching and wage-subsidy program for people who have been out of work for more than six months, expanded with the help of a $3.6 million state grant.
The $300,000 settlement from the insurance company that covered former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and three other executives to settle financial claims against them falls far short of the millions of dollars Rhode Island taxpayers would pay if the state honors the bonds sold to back the company's short-lived operation in Providence.
A new economic report from the University of Oregon shows most metro area economies in the state are expanding at or above their normal rates.
Citing statistics showing fewer conservation violations each year from 2009 through 2013, the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation called on the state Department of Natural Resources and elected officials to get tougher.
An early-learning advocacy group has spent more than half a million dollars on television ads to lobby support for a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow spending public funds on private preschool programs.