With about a month to go before the Nov. 6 general election in which he is up for re-election, Arkansas’ Republican governor, Asa Hutchinson, unveiled a plan that would consolidate the 42 state agencies that report to him to 15 – the most sweeping reorganization of state government since 1971.
California has filed 44 lawsuits against the Trump administration in the past 21 months, with major battles on health care, immigration and energy policy.
Missouri is down to one clinic providing abortions Wednesday, after the only other clinic in the state that performs the procedure failed to adhere to new state requirements and its license expired.
Nebraska voters will decide next month whether Medicaid coverage should be extended to an estimated 90,000 adult Nebraskans, most of whom work in low-paying jobs.
A loophole in Kansas law has allowed a murderer serving a life sentence to file bogus deeds, claiming ownership of properties including the defunct Joyland amusement park, the former Greyhound bus station and the Wellness Center veterans home. The deeds theoretically could be used to borrow money and guarantee the loan using the property as collateral.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, has asked the U.S. Department of Energy to reconsider its proposal to temporarily store up to a ton of weapons-grade plutonium at the Nevada National Security Site located 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
Thousands of registered Pennsylvania voters who live outside the United States are being blocked from accessing absentee ballots on the state’s website in a move intended to beef up election security. Several other states, including New Mexico, Tennessee, Georgia and Vermont, also appear to be blocking foreign access to their election sites.
A conservative Michigan-based anti-union group is suing Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy's administration over a New Jersey law that restricts when and how public-sector workers can opt out of their unions.
Maryland has a new tip line and mobile app to make it easier to report potential threats at schools.
Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office is investigating Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration’s response to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at a veterans home that left more than a dozen veterans dead over several years, a spokeswoman said.
A Wisconsin Department of Justice task force released draft legislation designed to protect senior citizens and vulnerable adults from exploitation, including bills that would define new crimes, create penalty enhancers and speed up court proceedings for elderly victims and witnesses.
A group of Tennessee publishers and broadcasters is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn precedent and strengthen protections for the press. The request comes in a defamation case against Nashville television reporter Phil Williams.
The head of the state agency that serves Idaho's veterans must complete mandatory training following a social media post demeaning sexual assault victims.