Maura Healey, the Massachusetts attorney general, proposed regulations for daily fantasy sports companies to operate in the state, including raising the age minimum for participants and excluding college sports.
California—which only a few years ago had a $26 billion deficit—is set to end the next fiscal year with a $11.5 billion surplus. Republicans and Democrats disagree on what to do with the extra money.
Twelve cities in St. Louis County, and the mayors of two others, have filed a lawsuit challenging Missouri’s new municipal court reform law, which lowers the limit on the amount of cities’ annual general operating revenue that can come from fines, forfeitures and court costs stemming from minor traffic violations.
When Florida’s House reconvenes in January, it will vote on a plan to allow guns on 40 public college and university campuses.
Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board is considering banning marijuana social clubs, allowing local governments to protest license applications for marijuana establishments, and setting a low serving-size potency for edibles.
The Texas Department of Public Safety will change the way it records the race of stopped motorists after it was discovered troopers habitually misidentify Hispanics as white in traffic data. The move is meant to increase the accuracy of state statistics used to monitor racial profiling.
The Kentucky public pension fund that covers about 120,000 state government workers and retirees continued its rapid decline in fiscal 2015, ending with only 19 percent of the assets it’s expected to need to pay for its future liabilities.
A road map for complying with a South Carolina Supreme Court order to provide students in poor, rural school districts with an adequate education emerged after a year’s work by a task force studying potential solutions.
A commission has set in motion major cuts to prison sentences for many drug offenders, a move that would put Minnesota's drug laws more in line with other states and reduce a prison population that's stretching the state's facilities.
Nebraska is forging ahead to create tax-free savings plans for people with developmental disabilities, despite a regulatory dispute with the federal government.
The number of newly reported cases of HIV in North Dakota almost tripled from 2010 to 2014, partly reflecting the state's population growth.
Although Republican Gov. Doug Ducey touts his education funding plan as a way to put more money into Arizona classrooms without raising taxes, the plan will raise taxes for some Arizonans.
Indiana had been poised to become the first state to permit the use of newborn safety incubators to temporarily shelter babies abandoned by their parents. Now, a state commission wants to focus on better educating the public on Indiana's Safe Haven Law.