The U.S. Supreme Court is considering wading into a First Amendment debate about whether it is constitutional for Florida and other states to bar judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign contributions.
Halliburton, the company contracted by BP to cement the ill-fated Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, has reached a $1.1 billion settlement with thousands of businesses, individuals and local governments that suffered losses from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.
Texas had long held off a Southern heritage group wanting to sell the tags until it sued and won last month in a federal appeals court. Now, the state has asked the Supreme Court to intervene because of conflicting decisions in similar cases across the country.
First Place Scholars, which has been serving homeless students for 25 years, will convert today from a private school to the state’s first taxpayer-funded charter school.
Tennessee’s state Medicaid program was ordered to take responsibility for long-delayed applications and hold hearings for people who have waited months to find out whether they will receive coverage.
Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2011 tax increase on retirement income from pensions is haunting the Republican as he runs for a second term.
A handful of House Republicans are moving to force a vote on a bill requiring Ohioans to show photo identification before casting a ballot.
Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley once called slot machines “a pretty morally bankrupt way” to fund education. Yet Maryland’s soon-to-be $1 billion-a-year casino industry would not have gotten off the ground without O’Malley’s active involvement, after years of bitter stalemate in Annapolis.
Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal’s appeal of a lower court decision that his 2012 teacher tenure law is unconstitutional goes before the Louisiana Supreme Court Friday.
The Central Committee of the Alaska Democratic Party has voted to support an Independent party ticket for governor and lieutenant governor after the Democratic candidate for governor withdrew and said he would run for lieutenant governor as an Independent.
New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation requiring boat owners to use “reasonable precautions” to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, including cleaning, draining and drying boats and trailers of visible plant and animal matter after pulling them out of the water.
Warden Kris MacCabe says if the referendum passes, Maine’s bear population will climb and game wardens will be responding to more bear nuisance complaints.