Texas Republicans plan to use a disinformation campaign to help them win back a dozen state House races, buying up website domains that look like they belong to Democratic candidates and loading the sites with negative information, according to a leaked document.
The District of Columbia’s Democratic attorney general, Karl Racine, filed a lawsuit against Juul Labs, alleging the e-cigarette giant marketed its products to teenagers and misled customers about their addictive quality.
After striking a landmark compromise this spring on post-traumatic stress disorder benefits for police and firefighters, Connecticut lawmakers will consider expanding protections next year to cover more emergency personnel.
Public defenders in St. Louis County, Missouri, are seeking to introduce a waitlist for poor defendants in need of their services. They say the list, which is awaiting approval from a judge, will help improve the quality of representation by swamped attorneys.
Apparently frustrated by years of inaction, Oklahomans are increasingly circumventing the legislature to create laws at the ballot box. Voters have weighed in on five citizen-initiated ballot measures in the past three years, giving their stamp of approval to three.
The Dover City Council in Delaware voted to waive requirements that properties near the Air Force base dealing with contaminated water be annexed into the city to connect them to the city’s utility system.
As homicides and drug-related deaths continue their years-long rampage, Maryland’s long-serving and well-regarded chief medical examiner said he plans to leave his post.
Pennsylvania passed new child sexual abuse laws more than a year after a grand jury report showed the cover-up of hundreds of cases of abuse in most of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses over the past seven decades.
Minnesota health officials say they have more evidence that a certain chemical compound is a culprit in a national outbreak of vaping illnesses.
Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey and New York announced that they are appealing a judge’s decision rejecting their challenge of the Trump administration’s 2017 package of tax legislation, which they contend unfairly targets Democratic states.
Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, signed legislation broadening the Wisconsin program that allows hemp farming. The new law expands on recent state and federal laws that made it easier to farm hemp with low levels of THC.
University of New Mexico researchers found that 83% of released defendants during a recent nearly two-year period had no new arrests while awaiting trial. Of those arrested, a small number were accused of committing first-degree felonies that are typically the most violent types of crimes.
The Denver City Council unanimously increased the Colorado city’s minimum wage to thundering applause throughout its chambers.