Legislation that requires health insurers to offer fertility treatments regardless of sexual orientation and allows Maryland residents to change their gender on birth certificates will become law without Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature.
Calling California's traffic courts a "hellhole of desperation" for the poor, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can't afford to pay spiraling fines and penalties that have resulted in 4.8 million driver's license suspensions since 2006.
The legislation would allow Texas law enforcement agencies to apply for grants to equip officers with body cameras and draw up guidelines for their use. The agencies would have to match 25 percent of any grant they receive.
The move means that approximately 37,000 Hawaii residents that signed up for coverage through the Hawaii Health Connector will have to re-enroll through the federal marketplace for coverage next year.
The new logo that features the white letters TN on a red background is being criticized as something “a fifth-grader could make at home.” But Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Tennessee needed a more unified look on signs and letterhead.
The legislature’s budget committee has approved a bill that would make it easier for Wisconsin state corrections officials to collect supervision fees from offenders on parole and probation.
Kansas colleges and universities lack firm security plans for dealing with concealed guns when a new law takes effect July 1 that lets people carry them into buildings on campuses.
If the Arkansas Legislature approves an $87.1 million aid package for the defense contractor with a facility in Camden, the state will recoup the money—plus an additional $16.3 million in revenue over the next 25 years, according to a new cost-benefit analysis.
A hotly debated bill to ban the automatic deduction of teacher and other public union membership dues from paychecks is stalled in the Louisiana House and may be finished for the session.
Seventeen of 20 government-subsidized child-care centers in Pennsylvania were recently found to have serious health and safety violations, including the concealment of criminal charges against operators.
Proposed state regulations would give billboard companies the authority to cut trees that block the view of their signs — a power the companies have sought, but failed to get, from the Kentucky General Assembly for years.