As the battle over President Donald Trump’s federal taxes intensifies in Washington, New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill to allow congressional committees to access the president’s state tax returns.
Democrats in Nevada will for the first time be able to choose their preferred presidential candidate by phone in the state’s first-in-the-West nominating contest next year, part of an overall effort by the state party and the Democratic National Committee to make the caucus process as smooth and inclusive as possible.
A group that wants to recall Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has been given the green light to start circulating petitions to get a special election on the ballot this fall. If the effort succeeds, it will be the first time in Colorado’s history that a sitting governor has faced a recall election.
Amid unprecedented division, the Alaska Legislature gathered in Juneau and Wasilla on Monday, with lawmakers in each location claiming it is the rightful place for their second special session this year.
Government watchdogs say it is “shortsighted” for Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo’s administration to eliminate Rhode Island’s first cabinet-level cybersecurity officer position at a time when cyberattacks are on the rise and the 2020 presidential election is on the horizon.
California lawmakers are rushing to pass bills aimed at stabilizing the state’s electric utilities and putting a renewed focus on safety in the face of devastating wildfires caused by utility equipment.
State officials have started to send canvassers door to door to locate some 16,800 recipients of expanded Medicaid who fall under New Hampshire’s work requirement for the health care program.
Texas will have to submit to a federal court’s supervision of plans for relieving the “crushing” workloads of Child Protective Services caseworkers who track foster children, a federal appeals court has ruled. The state also must make sure that foster group homes have 24/7 supervision by an adult.
In 2013, Vermont became one of the few states in the nation to offer driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. Six years later, it is one of two states to have allowed federal immigration authorities to search its photographic database of drivers.
Utah’s Republican Gov. Gary Herbert was “very concerned” about reports that ICE and the FBI were using driver’s license photos to form the foundation for a facial recognition database. But he said they were told by the public safety department that such reports were inaccurate.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper won’t get to influence a final state budget unless enough fellow Democrats uphold his veto of a spending plan penned by General Assembly Republicans. Republicans need more Democratic defectors than they got in a final budget vote.
A new Wisconsin law allows local governments to regulate electric scooters. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signed the bill into law, flanked by scooters from Uber, Lime and Bird.
A county judge dismissed a lawsuit a Democrat filed last year that accused Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s administration of breaking the Sunshine Law by charging thousands of dollars for a cache of records.
A top state court has backed up the Georgia General Assembly’s desire to keep its records from the public. It decided that documents held by the assembly and its offices are not subject to the Open Records Act, which cities, counties and most state agencies are legally bound to follow.