The salaries of public college presidents continued to climb in 2015, and five of the chiefs topped the $1 million mark in pay.
Republican Gov. John Kasich lacks the power to suspend an Ohio law that allows citizens to openly carry guns, his office said after a police union official called for a suspension ahead of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
A bill moving swiftly through the California Legislature would allow thousands of felons serving time in county jails to vote in the state's elections from behind bars.
A review process under the Affordable Care Act that is intended to hold down premiums for health insurance is being tested in Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming where companies have requested big increases.
Some holders of electronic benefits transfer cards in Maine are finding that dialing the phone number on the back of the cards gets them a sex line — not their balances. The state says it plans to replace the cards and strengthen its proofreading.
A tax agreement that allows Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents to live in one state, work in another and only pay income taxes in the jurisdiction where they reside could come to an end.
A law signed by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon reduces the time people must wait to petition the courts to expunge a felony record from 20 years to seven, and from 10 years to three for a misdemeanor. People who have committed dangerous felonies, sex offenses, domestic assault and other violent crimes aren’t eligible.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture award $23.4 million in grants for telemedicine and distance learning projects, including $1.4 million going to four groups in Alaska.
Low pay for child care workers in the state has led to increased turnover and poorer quality of care, the newly released study found.
Utah has agreed not to enforce a state campaign finance law that critics say violates the First Amendment by requiring nonprofits to report their supporters' private information.
State Education Commissioner Ken Wagner said Rhode Island 10th-graders won’t have to take the state’s standardized English test. He said the rollback reflects widespread concern among parents and teachers that the state was over-testing high school students.
Faced with soaring demand for mental health services from students struggling with depression and anxiety, three Texas universities plan to launch an online, video counseling program this fall that is designed to reach more students by replacing face-to-face therapy.
An Omaha man had argued the traditional release of balloons to mark the first score by the Huskers constituted dumping solid waste under a 1976 federal law. But a U.S. district judge said the University of Nebraska was a state agency and therefore immune from being sued in federal court under the 11th Amendment.