Regional U.S. election officials attending a hacker conference in Las Vegas said they need more money and training to enhance election security. But they also warned that focusing too much on the vulnerabilities could undermine citizens’ confidence in the system.
The number of New York state retired employees who are receiving $100,000 or more in state pensions has increased. A total of 4,573 state retirees are receiving that amount, according to a report by a nonprofit think tank.
The Colorado Department of Human Services will pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit that contended the rights of intellectually disabled residents of a state-run center in Pueblo were violated when officials strip searched them to determine whether they were abused.
Pennsylvanians once again can apply for a monthly cash program that aided the poorest individuals in the commonwealth before it was eliminated in 2012 by the Legislature and then-Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican.
One month after Alabama allowed "In God We Trust" displays on public property, one local school board is poised to become the first system to act. The district, however, is already consulting with lawyers, bracing for the lawsuits it thinks are likely.
Local officials spread across Kansas’ 105 counties will exercise an incredible amount of power this week when they determine whether thousands of ballots should count in the closest primary race for governor in Kansas history.
The expected cost of replacing Louisiana’s voting machines has jumped tens of millions of dollars higher than previously estimated. And the state hasn’t identified a way to pay for much of it.
When the weather outside is frightful, students in a few South Carolina school districts won’t find their day so delightful. Five districts are replacing snow days this school year with online class days in a pilot program that could be an option statewide next year.
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has poured more than $12 million into a November initiative it’s spearheading to let California cities and counties regulate rental fees in buildings that state law currently shields from such control.
Wisconsin taxpayers will foot a bigger share of the bill to replace local bridges because of a new funding policy at the state Department of Transportation, county officials say. While the state says more projects are getting money, some counties are seeing their costs increase by hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The North Dakota Department of Health received 19 applications from entities seeking to become licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in two of the state's largest metro areas.
To reach more out-of-state customers, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission is rolling out a discount program for shoppers from Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont equal to twice the sales tax rate in those states.