The new Delaware law requires all officers to wear the cameras, along with a few related employees, such as probation officers and special youth investigators. Democratic Gov. John Carney signed the bill lawmakers passed in late June, largely thanks to police support.
Pennsylvania’s top election official has decertified the voting machines of a sparsely populated county that disclosed that it had agreed to requests by local Republican lawmakers and allowed a software firm to inspect the machines as part of an “audit” after the 2020 election.
In a surprise move, a federal judge issued a ruling from the bench to temporarily block an Arkansas law set to go into effect less than a week from now that would ban gender dysphoria treatment for minors, and to deny a motion from the state to dismiss the case.
Nearly 140 patients were in intensive care units and 57 were on ventilators in Mississippi hospitals. At least 13 ICUs across the state are at maximum capacity.
Ben & Jerry’s released a statement saying it will no longer sell ice cream in “Occupied Palestinian Territory,” but Texas law prohibits the state from giving contracts to companies that support a boycott of Israel or an “Israeli-controlled territory.”
The Republican-led Louisiana House failed to override Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' veto of a bill that would have banned transgender athletes from participating in women’s and girls sports teams.
Nearly 650,000 Michiganders received letters saying they may not have qualified for unemployment benefits they received, but the state is now saying most of them won’t have to repay the money.
A judge is considering whether Kansas’ Republican secretary of state ran afoul of the state’s open records law by ordering the removal of an election database function that generates a statewide report showing which provisional ballots were not counted—a decision civil rights advocates say will have far-reaching implications for government transparency.
Comcast was one of several companies that raised the alarm about Georgia’s voting restrictions but then donated more than $20,000 collectively between April and June of this year to politicians who voted for or publicly defended the legislation, according to an examination by Advance Democracy, a nonprofit research group.
The New Hampshire attorney general had issued fines totaling $10,000 to eight businesses, but three hadn’t paid and instead appealed the citations. Those cases were dropped in June because the state of emergency was ending, the violated rules were no longer in effect and the appeals were using up the office’s scarce resources, said Associate Attorney General Anne Edwards.
Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson announced drawings with $10,000 prizes to encourage residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In total, 900 residents will win prizes of either $10,000 cash or $10,000 toward education savings.
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis rebuffed calls for an emergency declaration to address a red tide outbreak in Tampa Bay that has killed scores of fish and other marine life, saying it would do more harm than good.
None of the major water storage projects being funded by Proposition 1, the 2014 water bond, will be able to provide short-term relief for California’s worsening water situation. They’re all still in the pre-construction phase: reviewing environmental impacts, designing dams and securing financing to pay for the costs the state won’t handle.
Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, aided by her party’s majorities in the legislature, has grown Maine’s so-called rainy day fund to nearly $500 million, the highest total ever recorded, her office announced.
A record 504 bills introduced in the Colorado legislature became law this year, and 94% of them had at least one Republican vote. Half of the 39 Republicans in the state House and Senate voted for 58% of those bills.
In a draft proposal released this month, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services suggested funneling federal Medicaid dollars to support people in search of stable housing, patients preparing to exit prisons, and specific treatments for stimulant addictions. The state also proposed using Medicaid to pay for inpatient and residential treatment.
Republican Gov. Mark Gordon issued an executive order that allows the Wyoming Department of Transportation to deliver additional gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel through Aug. 20. Record-breaking travel and tourism, coupled with efforts to combat an early fire season, are straining the state’s fuel reserves.
Rhode Island’s courts are preparing to resume regular operations this fall. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Suttell issued an executive order that will lift most coronavirus restrictions by Sept. 7 and will allow the public to return to all judicial buildings, with some restrictions.
Wrong-way drivers kill an average of four Iowans a year, prompting a $1.4 million effort to overhaul 165 interchanges with new signs and pavement markings. The Iowa Department of Transportation also has installed about 50 traffic cameras to study how and why drivers are steering into oncoming traffic.
Spurred by public outcry, legislative leaders in Connecticut have formed a bipartisan working group to develop policies to address a spike in car thefts.