Former Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada, a Republican, and his onetime top aide Cade Cothren have been indicted on federal charges following a monthslong corruption investigation. Both face charges ranging from money laundering to bribery.
A GOP-backed plan pending in the Ohio legislature would limit the number of ballot drop boxes, reduce the time to request absentee ballots and eliminate voting on the Monday before Election Day.
Republican Gov. Brad Little has officially called for a special session of the Idaho legislature beginning Sept. 1 to consider a bill aimed at cutting taxes and increasing education funding.
Millions of Washingtonians became eligible for free or discounted hospital care after an update to a state law went into effect last month. All Washingtonians within 300% of the federal poverty level now qualify for charity care for their full out-of-pocket hospital bill, as long as care is considered “medically necessary.”
The last remaining private company that bid in last year’s controversial Arctic National Wildlife Refuge lease sale has pulled out of its lease. It’s another blow for drilling advocates hoping to develop the northernmost slice of the refuge, called the coastal plain, in northeast Alaska.
A lawsuit alleging that Utah’s new congressional maps are an unconstitutional gerrymander will be able to move forward without delay, a judge has ruled. The plaintiffs claim that the maps leave the roughly 30% to 35% of residents who support Democrats without meaningful representation.
Hundreds of tenants who were approved for New Jersey’s rental assistance programs haven’t received the payments, and in dozens of cases, the missing payments have led to eviction proceedings.
After six months of study, state lawmakers are set to debate a draft bill that could bring significant reforms to Montana’s child welfare system — changes some lawmakers and legal observers say are long overdue.
Attorney General Keith Ellison, a Democrat, issued a consumer alert for Minnesotans warning that crisis pregnancy centers tout comprehensive health care but actually push pregnant people away from abortion — often through deceiving messaging and methods.
Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced he is calling a special session of the Kentucky General Assembly to address financial relief for the areas of Eastern Kentucky devastated by deadly flooding in July.
Texas heat has killed prisoners and cost the state millions in wrongful death and civil rights lawsuits. Prison rights advocates hope a budget surplus next year will finally push lawmakers to invest in air conditioning.