Details about the toxic hotspots, never before made public, were withheld by Texas environmental regulators, who used more than $5 million in federal money to pay for research. In 2012, they shut down a fact-finding committee that oversaw the project.
Licensed marijuana “tasting rooms” could be operating in Colorado by this time next year if Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signs a first-of-its-kind bill that state lawmakers sent to his desk last week.
Several rural Illinois counties have taken a stand for gun rights by co-opting a word that conservatives associate with a liberal policy to skirt federal immigration law — sanctuary.
A bill that ensures faith-based adoption agencies can turn away gay and lesbian couples based on religious beliefs will be signed into law by Republican Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan will sign a bill offering a chance for a free community college education to thousands of Marylanders. Under the legislation passed in the final minutes of this year’s General Assembly session, the state would spend $15 million a year on scholarships worth as much as $5,000 to low- and middle-income students starting their community college educations.
Named after Tyler Jarrell, the 18-year-old from Columbus who was killed July 26 when the Fire Ball ride at the Ohio State Fair broke apart, legislation introduced in the Ohio Legislature last week would toughen regulations on and inspections of amusement rides.
Almost 200 wild horse carcasses, scattered around a dried up pond bed, are a symptom of a burgeoning wild horse population and the scarcity of water during drought conditions in the Southwest. The horses were found on the western edge of the Navajo Nation following a dry winter and dismal spring runoff.
Idaho officials say they may add more requirements from former President Barack Obama's health care law to their proposal to let health insurance companies sell so-called state-based policies that skirt some "Obamacare" rules. Their goal is to come up with a modified approach to the state-based plans that will pass federal muster while still ditching some Affordable Care Act provisions.
The Michigan Medical Marijuana Review Panel has recommended adding 10 new conditions for patients to qualify for medical marijuana cards, including autism and Parkinson’s disease, setting the stage for a significant expansion of treatment options under the 2008 law.
The ethics commission's administrator asked the chairmen of Wisconsin's Senate and Assembly elections committees to address the issue and "provide clarity to candidates and committees" about whether they may accept contributions of cryptocurrency.
A bill that would allow judges to seize guns and ammunition away from people deemed to be in the midst of a mental health crisis has passed Colorado's Democratic-controlled House with very little Republican support.
With a state Senate vote, Connecticut is now committed to an interstate compact intended to sideline the electoral college. The national popular vote compact would not take effect until states representing 270 electoral votes — the magic number to elect a U.S. president — sign on.
California’s 2017 Gross State Product was $2.747 trillion, surpassing the United Kingdom’s $2.625 trillion GDP. The state had slipped to the 10th-largest world economy in 2012, when its GSP was $2.003 trillion.