A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction that stops U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from arresting people going to, attending, or leaving Massachusetts courthouses on “official business.”
Senate Republicans have left the Oregon Capitol with no apparent plans to return. Their absence stems from opposition to a proposal to regulate carbon emissions.
A fatal Iowa school bus fire in 2017 could have been prevented, investigators have found. Higher standards for drivers’ fitness for duty, emergency training and fire safety could have prevented the accident.
Connecticut Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, declared a state of emergency as heavy rains continued to cause extensive flooding in three South Jersey counties.
Connecticut officials are planning to test major rivers and lakes across the state this summer for the presence of the potentially toxic compound known as PFAS, which was involved in a recent spill.
With the 2020 census nine months away, Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order creating an office designated to help with statewide outreach. The office and an advisory panel will divvy up funds for local groups, particularly in hard-to-count communities.
Starting Sept. 1, Texans who take items from mailboxes and porches face penalties ranging from up to a year in jail to between two and 10 years in prison, depending on the number of addresses stolen from. Critics say the punishments are extreme and not based on the value of what’s taken.
For decades, sexual harassment was the New York State Capitol’s worst-kept secret. Even as women climbed the ranks of political power and won legal promises of gender equality, legislators avoided the topic.
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ administration agreed to pay nearly $5 million to three former inmates at Wisconsin's juvenile prison complex — bringing the state’s total legal bills for problems there to more than $25 million.
The Ohio House passed a bill that creates a fund to protect Lake Erie and other bodies of water. The measure was proposed by Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican.
North Dakota’s supreme court heard arguments on accusations that oil producers underpaid state royalties by tens of millions of dollars. Most of the money goes to a trust fund for K-12 funding.
Florida voters, including Republicans, support raising the state’s minimum wage, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, which found 76% of respondents supported an increase.
A federal judge has halted his order prohibiting Arkansas from enforcing a two-year blackout period on campaign contributions for candidates for state office.
Hawaii’s top attorneys say a contentious bill approved by this year’s legislature and sitting on Democratic Gov. David Ige’s desk does not legalize thousands of vacation rentals in noncompliance with county laws.