The bill would eliminate the state’s cash bail system and replace it with a risk assessment model that would allow low-risk individuals to be released until their criminal charges are resolved. Prosecutors are opposed.
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Sunday evening ordered the state's probate judges to not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, defying a federal judge's decision striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage that Moore said was not binding on state courts and that caused "confusion" in the state.
The measure would increase overtime compensation for employees to three times their normal wage rates. Typically, workers receive time-and-one-half their regular rate when they work on holidays.
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration is studying whether to tax drivers by miles traveled instead of gas guzzled as lawmakers also look at new ways to pay for crumbling roads, bridges and highways.
By a single vote, a bill has advanced that could erase a law enacted last year to make it easier to enforce a ban on texting while driving.
As the sex offender program heads to court Monday, the state already is preparing for more people to be released. Lawyers representing hundreds of men and one woman in the program say it's unconstitutional to hold them after they have served sentences.
The population in Kansas is growing more diverse with each census, but that has not been reflected in the judiciary. People of color make up 3 percent of all the judges on the state bench.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety wants new adult drivers to take a driver education course to get a license and make "distracted driving," including using a cell phone, an offense carrying a fine.
The Navajo Nation and other tribes whose gambling agreements with New Mexico expire in June will soon ask state lawmakers to endorse a new pact they have negotiated with the governor.
Four adjacent counties in Iowa's northern tier lead the state in per-capita debt, and they got there by taking out bonds for road and bridge improvements.
Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan met privately Sunday with the Democratic Senate president and has reached out to the Democratic House speaker about getting together this week. The two panned Hogan’s maiden state of the state address last week as sounding too much like a campaign speech.