Montana's new campaign disclosure law has survived its first test, with a federal judge rejecting arguments that it unconstitutionally interferes with the free speech of groups that want to influence elections without revealing where they get their money or how they spend it.
Approximately 1.8 million U.S. children, or 3.4 percent of the student population, were home-schooled in 2012, more than double the number in 1999, when the federal government began gathering data on the trend.
The Washington, D.C., city council gave initial approval to a bill that would allow physicians to prescribe fatal drugs to terminally ill patients. The measure would make the District the sixth jurisdiction nationwide to allow the practice.
State tax revenue came in nearly $13 million short of expectations for October. Since the start of the budget year July 1, Kansas’ tax collections have arrived more than $80 million short of what was projected.
Wealthy powerbrokers and special interest groups have spent a record $14 million in independent money on TV ads for state supreme court seats, institutions that once were considered above politics.
Voters in 27 Ohio municipalities are being asked to approve local income tax increases next week. Why? Local officials say cuts in state income taxes and reduced state revenue-sharing have made it hard to make ends meet.
New Jersey officials rejected Atlantic City's recovery plan, saying it was unlikely to achieve financial stability. The decision sets the stage for a possible state takeover of the cash-strapped gambling hub.
The lawsuit sought to force Texas to offer sign-language interpreters at driver's education courses, even though the state contracts with a private vendor to provide the classes.
A panel of South Carolina House members is aiming to change the state’s contentious property tax law and tax some sales now exempt from the state’s sales tax, exemptions that cost the state $3 billion a year.
Vermont regulators say they have no way of knowing if everyone who works with children in private pre-K programs have submitted to fingerprint-based background checks required by law.