California lawmakers are proposing to further restrict the ability of federal authorities to detain and deport undocumented immigrants. The bill would also create “safe zones” at public schools, hospitals and courthouses where immigrant enforcement would be banned.
Republican Gov. Gary Herbert released a proposed $16.1 billion budget that has no new taxes, and urges extra investment in Utah law enforcement and education.
The Ohio Senate is poised to give final passage to a bill that would make knowingly assisting in a suicide a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. Current law only permits a court to issue an injunction against anyone helping others kill themselves.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said he will propose legislation that would require Maryland companies with more than 50 employees to provide five days a year of paid sick leave.
Four women were sworn in to the Senate, the most ever at one time in the South Carolina Legislature’s upper chamber.
Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple called for a reduction in spending and replenishing North Dakota’s reserve funds in making his final budget proposal, a $13.5 billion spending plan.
Pennsylvania's highest court is considering what to do about inmates serving life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles after the U.S. Supreme Court limited that punishment to the most extreme cases.
A $1.65 billion facility will be built at a nuclear site in eastern Idaho to handle fuel waste from the nation's fleet of nuclear-powered warships. The new facility is needed to keep nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines deployed.
The surge of Central American families seeking asylum at U.S. borders is not letting up, with the number of apprehensions along the southwestern border close to 2,000 a day.
Montana is delaying $144.5 million of road projects across the state as it faces a budget shortfall that could ultimately kill the contracts altogether.
A new pilot program led by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s office aims to provide specialized care and services for 500 of the most emotionally traumatized foster children in Texas. Officials say the goal of the program is to help children stay longer in their foster care homes.
The Michigan House passed bill that would provide up to $50,000 a year for every year a wrongly convicted person was behind bars.
If approved, the new system would grade Oklahoma schools on chronic absenteeism, post-secondary opportunities and the academic growth of English language learners, in addition to student assessments in math, English and science.