The Massachusetts House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill raising the minimum legal sales age for tobacco products from 18 to 21.
The money will be used to help reduce diesel emissions, including exhaust controls, upgraded engines and new engines and vehicles, said Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat.
Lawyers representing towns and counties in West Virginia and other states are making a barrage of requests for federal data that details shipments of prescription opioids to local communities.
It has taken multiple attempts, but an effort to restore voting rights to some convicted felons on probation or parole is now heading to the Louisiana Senate for consideration.
The California Senate sent Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would bar the disclosure of the immigration status of alleged crime victims and witnesses in open court unless a judge rules that the information is relevant to the case.
A proposed equal rights amendment to the Delaware Constitution was defeated in the state Senate even as several lawmakers who voted against the bill said they support the legislation.
The Texas prison system is reviewing dozens of disciplinary reports against inmates at one prison after emails revealed a short-lived quota system that required guards to write up prisoners or face disciplinary consequences.
Nonprofits that donate to political campaigns can't conceal the identities of their donors, Missouri's campaign finance watchdog said in an opinion.
Colorado lawmakers have reached a deal to rescue the state pension fund from the fiscal brink by passing a bill to cut retirement benefits, raise employee contributions and pump in $225 million a year in tax dollars.
Democratic state lawmakers in Utah are already having gun control bills drafted for the 2019 Legislature, including a prohibition on firearms being openly carried around schools.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation was selected for a national program aimed at hastening drones’ integration into the skies, state and federal officials announced.