Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown announced that federal officials have agreed to fund his plan to “combat criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers” in California. Brown’s order makes clear that troops will not be allowed to perform a broader set of duties as envisioned by President Donald Trump’s recent comments.
The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. Teachers, long tired of low wages and a dearth of state funding, begin talking to each other online.
Democratic Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman of New York is moving to change state law so that he and other local prosecutors can bring criminal charges against aides to President Donald Trump who have been pardoned.
The city of Memphis could lose a quarter-million dollars as punishment for removing statues of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Confederate President Jefferson Davis last year. The Tennessee House of Representatives voted to strip the money from next year's state budget.
Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming have accused Arizona’s largest water provider of manipulating water supply and demand, potentially threatening millions of people in the United States and Mexico who rely on the Colorado River.
The legislation would make some undocumented immigrants eligible to apply for help from public colleges' $150 million pool of financial aid. Among the qualifications are that applicants must have moved to the United States before turning 17.
A federal agency is threatening to withhold $913,830 in federal reimbursements from the state because “serious issues persist″ in getting food stamps into the hands of Rhode Islanders who need them.
Arizona lawmakers are considering a bill that would take U.S. Sen. John McCain's seat off the November ballot if the six-term Arizona Republican, who is battling a deadly form of brain cancer, leaves office early.
South Carolina legislators agreed to jumpstart a debate on sentencing reform following an hourslong riot at a state prison that left seven dead and 22 injured. The bipartisan proposal would parole more nonviolent offenders and give inmates incentives for behaving.
The Louisiana House of Representatives voted to allow fantasy sports games like DraftKings and FanDuel, typically played on smartphones, to become legal in the state. The proposal now heads to the Senate for consideration.
A Michigan Senate committee passed a measure that would require able-bodied adults who receive Medicaid to either work at least 29 hours a week or be enrolled in a job training or education program.
Leaders in Missouri’s GOP-controlled House issued a stinging rebuke of Republican Gov. Eric Greitens, calling on him to resign as scandals continue to consume his administration. The Senate president also said the governor should step aside or face impeachment.