New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn't want to make it easy for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to do its job. "I want to do nothing to cooperate with ICE," Cuomo said. "I think they've trampled on constitutional rights."
After the Mississippi legislature adopted a plan to increase the black voting age population in Senate District 22, Gov. Phil Bryant and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, both Republicans, ask a full appeals court to hear the case. Arguments are set for June.
A bill to put Washington state permanently on daylight saving time passed the state House of Representatives and now heads to Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk for a signature. The governor intends to sign the bill.
Massachusetts’ highest court extended the right to privacy to cover cellphone location data for the first time. But the court also left intact the right of law enforcement to “ping” a cellphone in emergencies to learn a person’s location without their knowledge.
Wisconsin doctors who do not provide medical care to babies who are born alive after a failed abortion attempt could face life in prison under a Republican bill headed straight toward Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' veto pen.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down a state law that caps monetary damages for pain and suffering in personal injury lawsuits, the latest civil justice measure backed by the Republican-controlled legislature to be invalidated by the state’s highest court.
South Carolina senators have revised a proposed law to require ride-hailing cars to display license numbers in front of the cars. The move comes after a University of South Carolina student was murdered by a man she mistook for her Uber driver.
Colorado’s House has sent the governor a bill to develop a state-run health insurance option. The bill directs state agencies to recommend a plan to compete with private insurance plans and those offered on Colorado’s health care exchange.
The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand. Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow residents to wager on sports, while Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to approve their own version.
The Tennessee House narrowly approved Republican Gov. Bill Lee's school voucher legislation, providing the administration its most significant victory since taking office in January.
New Jersey’s takeover of Atlantic City will remain in place under Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, who had campaigned against it. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver said the administration wouldn’t cut short the length of time of the takeover.
Parts of Alaska are warming twice as fast as the global average. But teaching about climate change can be tricky in a state with a strong oil and gas industry.
Hawaii lawmakers are again considering a bill to require that police departments disclose the names of officers suspended or fired for misconduct, a subject that has prompted years of debate and litigation.