Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy of Connecticut invited North Carolina business owners to relocate their companies to his state if they are concerned about the effects of a new LGBT law in their state.
The Senate passed the Mississippi Church Protection Act to allow armed security in churches, the carrying of concealed guns without a permit and a provision aimed at blunting federal regulations that would limit gun rights.
Four bills that would increase funding for affordable housing, rental assistance and homelessness programs are headed to the Hawaii Senate floor for a vote after clearing the House.
Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed legislation that would have prevented the state from punishing churches and wedding vendors in Virginia for refusing to serve same-sex couples.
The state gave up nearly $1 million in toll revenue from 2009 to 2015 because of perks that allowed state Transportation Department workers, retirees and even employees from outside companies to drive toll-free on Massachusetts highways.
New state laws on gun rights, abortion and discrimination are a bright spot for Republicans. But the perceived rewards for the party come with risks.
Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed legislation that would let West Virginia nurses with higher degrees prescribe lower-level drugs for patients without a doctor signing off. Twenty-one other states and Washington, D.C., allow advanced-practice nurses to do the same.
The bill before Republican Gov. Doug Ducey would require undocumented immigrants convicted of crimes to complete 85 percent of their sentences before Arizona would release them to federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation. Currently, they can be released after serving half of their sentences if certain requirements are met.
Republican Gov. Chris Christie wants to spend $5 million on 500 housing vouchers for people in New Jersey who are chronically homeless or relying on public assistance. Under the statewide program, 100 of the vouchers would go to homeless veterans.
Texas lawmakers who are considering eliminating toll roads were told it could cost roughly $30 billion if the state chose to pay them all off tomorrow.
Ohio lawmakers are considering providing $10 million to help East Cleveland and Cleveland merge for financial reasons, with the one-time appropriation going to roads, bridges and emergency equipment.