Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation that would have removed several thousand low-income families from Missouri’s welfare rolls by shortening how long they can receive cash payments and tightening their work requirements.
The latest proposal would require labeling of genetically modified foods in Maine without waiting for other New England states to act. Earlier proposals had included a region-wide provision.
The board, which oversees Wisconsin's campaign finance, elections, ethics and lobbying laws, is asking the legislature to implement an online voter registration system, and follow the example of 29 other states.
South Dakota’s Division of Banking is refusing to make public the applications that payday loan companies submit to get licensed in the state.
Cleveland’s method of taxing professional athletes is illegal, Ohio’s justices said. Former Chicago Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer and former Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday had argued their income was improperly taxed for games played in Ohio, even when one never set foot in Cleveland.
The court overturned a key change made to the public pension system by Oregon lawmakers in 2013, saying lawmakers can't lower cost-of-living adjustments on benefits for about 120,000 retirees that were earned before the changes.
Republican Gov. Gary Herbert and legislative leaders were optimistic they will be able to reach a compromise on Medicaid expansion after their first meeting Wednesday with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.
More than 16,000 registered gun owners remain on a list of felons and mentally ill people who no longer can legally possess firearms in California, despite millions of dollars spent by the state to confiscate those weapons.
A California judge ordered Google to turn over the computer IP addresses for all correspondence to and from Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s private email account. A Florida lawyer who claims the account circumvents the state’s open records laws sought the order.
The Judiciary Committee sent to the full House a bill that would require Louisiana hospitals to bill the Crime Victims Reparations Board, not rape victims, for forensic medical exams after an assault.
One of the bills would block state grants for films and video games containing adult content, while the other would abolish the program altogether. Critics of the program say it creates only temporary work for Texans and provides money for visiting out-of-state companies.
A proposal to allow people to change the gender on their Hawaii birth certificates without having to undergo surgery goes to the full legislature for a vote as a legislative deadline nears.
Tanning beds will be off-limits for those under 18 years of age in a bill approved by the Senate and sent to Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, who is expected to sign it.