The department unveiled a rule to help states create plans that would automatically enroll private-sector workers who don’t have access to savings accounts on the job in individual retirement accounts.
The state is forecast to have a $325 million deficit in its current year’s budget. That’s on top of a $131 million hole from last year’s, a sum New Mexico lawmakers plan to cover with money from the state’s tobacco settlement fund.
Declines in state support for public universities have helped reshape the geography of public college admissions, leading many students to attend universities far from home, where they pay higher, out-of-state tuition.
In an effort to raise revenue, Wyoming lawmakers are considering eliminating some exemptions from the state sales tax, such as those for manufacturing equipment and computers for data centers, and requiring some untaxed services to be taxed.
Harvard University says it’s partnering with Michael Bloomberg to provide leadership training to mayors across the U.S. The former New York City mayor is donating $32 million to train up to 300 mayors over the next four years.
Wisconsin’s newly created Elections Commission will send a postcard next month to between 1 million and 1.5 million unregistered voters detailing what they can do to cast a ballot in the Nov. 8 presidential election.
Virginia lawmakers asked the state’s flagship university to justify building $2.2 billion in reserves separate from its endowment fund, while raising the price of in-state tuition for incoming freshmen 30 percent since 2013.
The Justice Department told the U.S. Supreme Court in court filings that keeping North Carolina’s photo ID mandate and other rules in place for the November elections would harm black voters.
Illinois’ Democratic attorney general, Lisa Madigan, sued Insys Therapeutics Inc., accusing it of deceptively marketing and selling a highly addictive fentanyl-based medication, intended to treat cancer pain, to doctors for off-label uses.
Georgians will be asked in November to vote on proposed constitutional amendments on failing schools, judicial oversight, funding for trauma care and help for victims of sex trafficking.
Texas teachers receive an average salary of $51,758, which is $6,306 below the national average. And that requires many of them to work second jobs.