In a move that could help Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, carry out an ambitious effort to cut drug prices, the Trump administration announced a plan intended to make it easier for states like Florida to bring in prescription drugs from Canada and other countries.
In the aftermath of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, President Donald Trump embraced a proposal to arm teachers to prevent mass shootings in schools. In New York, the answer from state lawmakers was a firm no.
A Republican political operative who worked for former congressional candidate Mark Harris in North Carolina faces felony charges in connection with the 2018 general election, an indictment revealed by the county district attorney shows.
A two-year battle at the state House over New Hampshire’s animal cruelty laws, following several high-profile abuse cases, ended as Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, signed two bills strengthening protections for animals and increasing penalties for animal cruelty.
Under the New Mexico Game and Fish Department’s program, private landowners have been able to ban uninvited anglers from fishing in streams running through their land. The state Game Commission voted to halt the program for up to 90 days.
The lawsuit was brought by three taxpayers with the help of the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. It argues Democratic Gov. Tony Evers exceeded his authority by doing what his predecessors from both parties have done — carving up a state budget to enact new policies.
Illinois companies will no longer be allowed to ask job applicants or their previous employers about salary history under a measure Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law.
Colorado’s reinsurance program — responsible for what is projected to be a dramatic decline in health insurance prices for some people in 2020 — has received federal approval and, thus, will go into effect.
Minnesota’s new hands-free law forbidding drivers from holding phones and other electronic devices while behind the wheel has taken effect — and police will be watching for distracted drivers.
Washington, D.C., Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld has asked Maryland to immediately release $56 million that the state has withheld in a funding dispute, saying the transit agency is making “a good faith effort” to address the state’s complaints.
Roughly $60 million in checks will be mailed to customers of Dominion Energy South Carolina who paid more than $2 billion for a nuclear power plant that was never finished. The checks are the first round of up to $146 million in cash payouts stemming from a settlement over the failed plant project.