U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told state transportation officials that they should expect no federal funding for highway, bridge and transit beyond the end of the month unless Congress acts by then to extend it.
The study focused on access to family planning, cervical cancer screenings and contraception starting in 2011. That's the year the legislature cut the state’s budget for family planning by two-thirds and rejected a federally financed women’s health program, leading to the closure of 76 Texas health clinics.
Ohio House and Senate leaders unveiled legislation that would require all police officers in the state to have a high school diploma or a GED certificate, and open the door to demanding more training hours to become an officer.
More than half of Louisiana’s state contracts with outside entities do not have to be approved by a centralized authority in state government, according to a new audit. The unapproved contracts total nearly $6.2 billion in taxpayer dollars.
Forty-one goats are part of a pilot project by the Washington’s Department of Transportation to clear vegetation. The cost of the rented goats will be compared to that of state maintenance crews using gas-powered tools.
The Alaska Legislature ended a recess, but only a handful of legislators showed up and they quickly left the Capitol. Independent Gov. Bill Walker wants them to address a $3 billion budget gap and had called them into special session to do so.
With revenue expected to come in well ahead of projections this fiscal year, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo said her budget proposal to impose taxes on second homes valued at $1 million or more in Rhode Island should be scrapped.
A Senate committee is taking up the contentious issue of repealing Michigan’s prevailing wage laws that require union-scale wages to be paid on public construction projects. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has said he doesn’t support repeal.
After using most of $1 billion in federal start-up money, California's health care exchange is preparing to go on a diet. That financial reality is reflected in a proposed budget that forecasts a smaller enrollment of fewer than 1.5 million people next year.
Georgia homeowners won approval for what solar energy advocates say will be an easier, more affordable way to have solar power systems installed on their rooftops by allowing for third-party financing.
A company that provides medical transportation for Wisconsin Medicaid patients was late or never showed up thousands of times in less than a one-year period, according to a legislative audit.
Hungry legislators and staffers lined up for Kansas City barbeque paid for by lobbyists. Missouri imposes no limits on lobbyist-provided meals or gifts. A bill that would change that has been stuck in committee.
The bill would bring state law on flying the Nevada state flag in line with that of the American flag.