The National Governors Association scorned Washington for inaction on immigration and transportation funding during its meeting this weekend. But on those issues, and others including education, many governors are just as uneasy about taking potentially controversial stances or are as split as their federal counterparts.
Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick asked the Massachusetts legislature for greater budget-cutting powers in the closing months of his term, saying he needs to be able to act more swiftly to manage unforeseen emergencies.
The state is licensing about 30 pastors who are professional mental and behavioral health counselors, allowing insurance to cover treatment for those who desire faith-based mental health services.
Several national groups have launched a campaign to urge state legislators to adopt standards that educate students about climate change.
Private schools that receive taxpayer money to educate children are expected to be a big campaign issue this election year.
Less than six months before the state is supposed to start handing out the licenses, the road ahead is foggy, especially for the millions of Latinos who make up the state's largest undocumented population.
While the GOP’s religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, the party’s governors appear to be backing off their opposition — in their rhetoric, at least.
Several months after San Antonio Water System's bold move to secure ownership of its treated sewer water even after it gets released back into a public waterway, state regulators are saying they doubt that's possible.
Three leaders of the state’s top school board have proposed a one-time use of controversial Common Core test questions for the 2014-15 school year, as well as traditional Louisiana exam questions, in a bid to strike a compromise with Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal.
A new report says rural bridges in South Dakota have continued to decline, and over 20 percent need to be repaired or replaced.
The state is now distributing about 20,000 tax refunds that were frozen for two weeks at the end of the last fiscal year.
Starting Tuesday, nurse practitioners in Kentucky who have completed a four-year collaboration with a physician will be allowed to prescribe routine medications without a doctor’s involvement, a major shift that could help improve consumers’ access to care.