Pennsylvania got a double whammy of bad news Thursday in separate reports, one projecting a nearly $2 billion budget deficit, and another saying the state had maxed out its borrowing.
Republican Gov. Gary Herbert said Utah's liquor laws are effective and not hampering the economy, as some have argued.
The start date of the state legislature’s 2015 session is more than two months away, but debate is already building over the long-stymied idea of making New Mexico a “right-to-work” state, allowing it to prohibit labor unions from requiring workers to join a union or pay it dues for representing them.
As the U.S. and China, the world's top two polluting nations, turn to implementing new rules aimed at curbing climate change, California already has imposed some of the world's toughest air quality standards as it moves aggressively to lower emissions.
Delaware’s program to attract top teachers to work in schools with low test scores by paying them an extra $20,000 attracted only nine of them in its third year.
Resolutions introduced Thursday by Republican House Speaker Pro Tempore Matt Huffman would give minority party leaders more of a say in the state's redistricting process and provide incentives for both parties to work together.
Out-going Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe detailed two budget scenarios, depending on whether lawmakers agree to delay $29.4 million worth of tax cuts on capital gains and manufacturers' utility bills for two years.
Quitting the Virginia House or Senate for a state job can sharply boost a legislator’s retirement benefits, and one state senator would like to change that.
The New Jersey state Assembly Thursday passed a measure that would allow doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients.
Crews started work this week on a $125,000 renovation to the North Carolina House chamber – a project that prompted outcry and confusion from legislators who didn’t approve the expense.
Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott’s pick for Texas secretary of state voted for a local resolution last year endorsing the expansion of Medicaid — a central tenet of the federal Affordable Care Act that Abbott fiercely campaigned against.
The state is about to launch a year-long effort to train local educators on how to implement a sweeping, problem-plagued new law that is supposed to help some special education students earn a high school diploma.