State legislators united across party lines to plug a $2.4 billion hole in the state budget but quickly reverted to bitter partisanship as they debated Medicaid expansion. House Republicans ultimately killed a bill to expand the health care program without allowing a formal vote.
New census data show that women in Louisiana are paid about two-thirds of what men are paid — the nation’s largest gender pay gap.
The school districts have been shut down since Wednesday, after authorities identified Eric M. Frein as the suspect in the shooting of Cpl. Bryon Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglass in the area last Friday.
Saying the Missouri Lottery “has some work to do,” Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon replaced four of five lottery commissioners and urged his new appointees to take steps to maximize the money that goes to public education.
Environmental and citizens’ groups are urging West Virginia Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to rethink leasing land under the Ohio River for oil and gas drilling.
The declaration by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown covers two Northern California counties overwhelmed by wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of homes.
Staff at five of Kansas’ six universities who voted last year to leave the state civil service system received their first pay raises in several years.
Utahns shopping for health insurance on the federal exchange in November can expect prices that that be, on average, 5.7 percent higher. But rural residents will watch rates for their individual plans increase by 7 percent.
Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is intervening in a state Supreme Court case to oppose a woman’s request that her same-sex marriage be recognized by the state so she can get a divorce.
For mineral owners, making sure oil and gas operators pay what they promise can prove incredibly difficult, as shown in a case the Texas Supreme Court will soon decide.
State data show that more than 57,000 Wisconsin drivers continued to operate their vehicles and commit more violations from January to June after previously losing their driving privileges.
A survey by school administrators found South Dakota schools are losing teachers and many are saying it’s because of low pay.
Colorado has certified four new creative districts, designed to attract creative jobs and visitors in an effort to increase the economic development and cultural vitality of communities around the state.