An administrative law judge says Uber hasn’t been complying with state laws and has recommended that the company pay a $7.3 million fine and suspend its operations in California.
Independent Gov. Bill Walker said he would use his executive authority to expand Medicaid to newly cover as many as 40,000 low-income residents. Earlier this year, the Alaska Legislature rejected Walker’s efforts to expand the program through the state budget process.
Republican Gov. Scott Walker won a legal victory after the state Supreme Court ended a secret investigation into whether his gubernatorial campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups during the 2012 recall election.
Democratic Gov. Jack Markell vetoed a bill that would let parents remove their children from Delaware’s standardized testing, saying the legislation would undermine the only tool the state has to determine whether children are learning and schools are improving.
Montana officials have denied a marriage license to a man who sought to be legally married to two wives, saying nothing in the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling making gay marriage legal across the nation would support such a union.
Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill that drastically changes how the state can step in to run “failing" Ohio school districts. The bill creates a new CEO position, allows mayors to appoint school board members and gives the CEO power to override parts of union contracts.
A key legislative committee gave a green light to a bill updating and giving teeth to Massachusetts’ public records law, described as one of the weakest in the country.
The number of home schooled children in Florida jumped by 9.6 percent during the 2014-15 school year — the biggest increase in the past five years. The data suggest that many of those children live in households where siblings were already being home schooled.
Roughly 80,000 tenants living in Philadelphia public housing will no longer be able to smoke in their homes. Public housing agencies in other major metropolitan areas, including Houston, Boston and Detroit, also have gone smoke-free in recent years. Maine banned smoking in public housing in 2012.
Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife closed or restricted fishing in more than 30 rivers to protect fish from warm water temperatures and drought-like conditions.
A circuit court judge said Missouri broke the law in not disclosing information about the pharmacies that mix the state's execution drug.