Six U.S. retailers will no longer require about 50,000 hourly employees to check whether they are still needed for work and risk having their scheduled shifts canceled with little notice after attorneys general in eight states and Washington, D.C., asked about their scheduling practices.
The North Carolina Legislature plans to have a special session Wednesday to consider repealing the contentious law curbing legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
The rules would require states to allow prisoners to seek to lower their child support payments while they are in prison. The move aims to avoid large debt loads after their release, which can lead to reincarceration.
Between 2007 and 2012, drug wholesalers showered the state with 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills, while 1,728 West Virginians fatally overdosed on those two painkillers. The shipments amounted to 433 pain pills for every man, woman and child in the state.
The 2017 legislative session is still a month away, and Arizona lawmakers have already started pitching their ideas. Among the dozen bills introduced so far is a proposal to make it a felony to steal an American flag.
Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed legislation that blocks next year's special election vote on whether to raise Cleveland's minimum wage from $8.10 to $15 an hour.
Democratic Gov. David Ige said he wants to invest a large portion of next year’s state budget in public education. Hawaii’s Board of Education submitted a budget request that seeks a $50 million boost in per-pupil funds aimed at helping schools narrow achievement gaps between high-needs students and their peers.
In the four years since New Mexico voters approved making the state Public Defender Department a stand-alone agency, independence has not meant prosperity. Chronic funding problems plague the agency, which provides legal defense for those who can’t afford their own attorneys.
Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens said he opposes public funding for a Major League Soccer stadium in St. Louis, calling the project "welfare for millionaires." Missouri's Development Finance Board is set to vote on a request from the city for $40 million in tax credits to go toward the $200 million stadium plan.
Republican Donald Trump will be the first U.S. president to have ever owned a casino, and the gambling industry is wondering how he will handle three major issues: internet gambling, sports betting and daily fantasy sports.
Increases in vehicle registration fees and state gasoline taxes go into effect in Michigan Jan. 1 as part of a 2015 road funding plan, which is expected to raise an additional $600 million annually for transportation purposes.
In Massachusetts and some nearby states it’s legal for a teacher to have sex with a high school student, as long as the student is at least 16 and consents.