Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s first-in-the-nation proposal would cover tuition for any New York student from a family earning less than $125,000 a year by 2019 at the state's public colleges.
Minnesota's program for keeping sex offenders confined after they complete their prison sentences is constitutional, a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, reversing a lower-court judge who said it violates offenders' rights because hardly anyone is ever released.
A state court judge said the Georgia university system must allow immigrants to pay in-state tuition if they've been granted temporary permission by the federal government to stay in the U.S.
Mainers will be able to legally possess and grow the drug Jan. 30. Republican Gov. Paul LePage made Maine the ninth state to legalize recreational use of marijuana by signing a proclamation verifying what voters approved in November.
Not a single email is stored in the state archives, although Montana leaders have used them to conduct state business for decades and state law requires emails of importance to be preserved.
Texas could soon follow in the footsteps of Indiana and North Carolina and pass its own "bathroom bill" in the upcoming legislative session. Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has made passage of such a bill, which could require transgender Texans to use the restroom which corresponds to the gender on their birth certificate, a priority.
State tax collections were $6.2 million in December, which were slightly above newly revised estimates, suggesting that for the time being, Kansas’ financial condition is not getting any worse.
Slower than expected investment growth, coupled with longer retiree lifespans and lower investment assumptions have combined to tip the bulk of Colorado’s state retirement system well below recommended funding levels.
State law sets easy penalties for what Utah counties can charge for late property taxes. And many businesses — especially real estate developers — are taking advantage of what are essentially easy-to-obtain, short-term loans that are relatively inexpensive.
An Ohio law that requires patients be informed of costs before receiving non-emergency medical treatment as a way to help hold down costs has been delayed from taking effect amid a pending lawsuit brought by the health care industry, which says it could delay treatment.
The state public defender in Mississippi is advocating that forfeited funds go to the state rather than individual law enforcement agencies.