Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards wants to eliminate Louisiana’s federal income tax deduction, remove some exemptions to the state’s sales tax, phase out the corporate franchise tax over 10 years, and lower individual and corporate income tax rates.
California Democrats have struck a 10-year deal that includes increasing the excise tax on gasoline by 12 cents a gallon and on diesel fuel by 20 cents a gallon to pay for $52 billion worth of road and bridge repairs and anti-congestion projects.
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the state’s lethal injection procedure, a decision that potentially clears the way for a pharmacist to compound a hard-to-obtain execution drug.
The Missouri House took a key first step toward repealing the state's "prevailing wage" requirement for public construction projects, the latest in a series of moves by Republican-controlled states to limit union powers.
The measure would outlaw the use of helicopters to fly hunters to remote Nevada locations to shoot big game.
Premature deaths among those aged 25-44 were way up in 2015, largely a result of a surge of drug overdoses in suburban areas, a new report finds. A rural-urban and racial divide also is evident in the data: Young white adults in rural areas were more likely to die by suicide or overdose, while homicides by firearms were much more common for young black victims.
Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a measure that would impose fines and prison time on Arkansas doctors who perform abortions that are based solely on whether the mother wants to have a boy or girl.
Justices on the Florida Supreme Court and judges on state appellate courts would be forced out of office after 12 years, under a constitutional amendment passed by the Florida House. The measure would be the first of its kind in the country.
The Mississippi Legislature has unanimously passed a bill that would allow abused spouses to more easily get a divorce, the first major change to the state’s antiquated divorce laws in more than 40 years.
The Iowa Constitution would offer protections against unreasonable searches and seizures of Iowans' electronic communications and data under a constitutional amendment advancing through the Legislature.
The State Board of Education and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement would work together to establish instruction on interacting with law enforcement for students in grades 9-12. Driver education and safety courses also would include instruction on what to do during traffic stops.
The House of Delegates voted to take $24 million from recent lawsuit settlements with drug companies and use it to add beds at drug treatment facilities across West Virginia.
For the past two years, Alaska lawmakers have worked beyond their 90-day session limit. Now they're headed into overtime again, and some lawmakers are debating whether the limit makes sense.