Some 140,000 Medicaid recipients became newly eligible for addiction recovery services last week under revisions to New Hampshire’s Medicaid practices, approved by the governor and Legislature.
A ballot initiative that would have created a bipartisan commission to draw congressional and legislative districts won’t be on the November ballot, after the Colorado Supreme Court voided it in a ruling.
Nearly 3,000 firefighters are battling wildfires across California. Hot, dry weather and a mass die-off of vegetation are expected to continue to fuel large fires.
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder will appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court the ordered return of more than $550 million collected from school employees to fund retiree health care. Snyder's appeal is at odds with several court rulings that say the 2010 law used to collect the money from school employees was unconstitutional.
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville has reached a $2.48 million settlement in a lawsuit about sexual assaults involving student-athletes, ending a dispute that pitted eight young women against the $126 million football program.
After failing to enact a state budget on time, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature now find themselves working against a new deadline. The two sides have until midnight Monday to reach consensus on how to pay for the $31.5 billion spending plan that lawmakers sent Wolf last week.
The state is left with two choices: reform criminal sentencing laws or spend nearly $20 million to update and expand prisons.
Pleas for improvements to the state highway system in Mississippi fell short this year. State legislators approved the last major highway program in 1987.
The state Supreme Court said state regulators can limit what tow truck operators charge motorists when police summon them to clear highway accidents. The court rejected arguments from the tow companies that they should be allowed to charge anything they want for preparing the vehicle for towing, while being regulated in the actual towing fee.
The state will divvy up $116 million among 578 school districts and charters to bolster high-quality pre-kindergarten programs. The funding will reach nearly half of the state's more than 1,200 school districts and charters.
A growing economy contributed to a 4.4 percent net increase in income tax revenue. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he expects to introduce a new round of tax cuts during next year's fiscal session, with an emphasis on income tax reductions.
The makeup of the 160 members of the 2016 Florida Legislature, considered a “part-time” lawmaking body where people earn about $30,000 a year, featured at least 55 millionaires — three more than in the prior session, according to newly filed financial-disclosure reports.