The immigration crisis on the southern border became more personal to New Yorkers when several hundred children separated from their parents had been quietly dropped on New York City’s doorstep. But their identities are still unknown to city officials.
The Supreme Court said it would not consider a sequel to its decision this month on a baker who refused to serve a gay couple. The order told a lower court to reconsider the case of a florist in Washington state who had refused to create a floral arrangement for a same-sex wedding.
Polls show most California voters want to repeal a law, signed by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown last year, which will raise more than $5 billion annually from a higher fuel tax and a new vehicle registration fee for road repairs and improvement to mass transit systems across the state.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is deliberating over how the state's public records law applies to justices, judges and court officials — setting off alarm bells with government transparency advocates.
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled that a new school funding plan is still inadequate, but gave the Legislature another year to fix it. The court also ruled the Legislature has met its responsibility to equitably distribute funding.
Maryland officials said as many as 80,000 voters — nearly quadruple the original estimate — will have to file provisional ballots in the primary because the state Motor Vehicle Administration failed to transmit updated voter information to the Board of Elections.
When Georgia parents head out this summer to buy school supplies and clothes for their children, they will have to pay a sales tax on what they purchase. For a second consecutive year, the Legislature decided not to renew its long-running back-to-school sales-tax holiday.
Supervisors and managers within North Carolina government have been fraudulently writing up their employees to stop them from getting raises, according to some state workers who plan to sue.
Despite state attempts to increase funding and expand some programs, many children, especially those in Mississippi’s most rural areas, still lack access to desperately needed mental health services.
Not only is Kentucky trying to institute work requirements, but the state is threatening that, if the court blocks it from putting those rules in place, it will end Medicaid expansion entirely. The roughly 400,000 people covered by expanding Medicaid in the state would lose their insurance.
As of Oct. 1, 2020, Arizona residents won't be able to travel out of several airports throughout the state and country with just a standard driver's license as identification, the Arizona Department of Transportation said. Driver's licenses in Arizona are not compliant with the REAL ID Act.
Utah voters don’t want to return to old election laws that made the caucus-convention system the sole method to select party nominees. They prefer the new system that also allows candidates to qualify for the ballot by gathering signatures.
A change to the Texas Pharmacy Act that went into effect last year gave state pharmacists “exclusive authority” to determine whether to dispense a drug — and they don’t have to explain why.