Nearly 2,000 Californians could receive monthly cash payments between $600 to $1,200 as part of the nation’s first state-funded guaranteed basic income program, the state’s social services department announced.
Just months after one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws took effect in Tennessee, Republican lawmakers are considering bills to provide exceptions, including for saving the life of the patient in a deadly pregnancy.
State officials are pledging to clear a massive backlog of food assistance applications by Thanksgiving, as Georgians who rely on the benefits say the state is failing to pay them on time.
Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that name changes in New Jersey will be kept confidential in the state in an action he said is meant to protect transgender residents.
The New York Democratic Party hurriedly bought and helped distribute roughly 4,000 turkeys over the past few days after New York's new ethics rules derailed what had been a November rite of passage for governors in New York to oversee the distribution of the donated birds.
The Texas Supreme Court ruled that the state’s largest county can include about 2,100 ballots cast during an extra hour of Election Day voting. But the state’s highest civil court also ordered Harris County to determine whether those late-cast ballots would affect the outcome of any races — and keep alive Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton’s challenge to counting them.
Prinsburg, a town of 500 people on the western prairie of Minnesota, is considering an ordinance that would allow residents to sue abortion providers. Although the town doesn't have an abortion clinic, the proposed ordinance also would allow lawsuits against companies that provide abortion drugs by mail.
Hawaii Child Welfare Services may have had no reason not to approve Yvonne and Paul Caitano as foster parents. In 2018, the idyllic picture of a loving couple was shattered by accusations of abuse, raising questions about when state social workers got wind that something was amiss in a household taking in so many foster children.
The number of South Dakota commercial poultry flocks lost to avian flu has reached 45 with 1.86 million birds dead including many turkeys. Only Minnesota has lost more flocks.
A lawsuit filed by two disabled women accuses the District of Columbia of adopting protected bike lane designs that make it harder for them to find safe parking in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Baltimore may use a 2019 Maryland law to reclaim thousands of vacant "ghost homes" with large delinquent tax or utility bills that make them impossible to sell.
Kansas legislators want to use a projected budget surplus to cut or eliminate the state’s tax on Social Security benefits, which they say is driving retirees out of the state. Kansas is carrying a record surplus of $2 billion this year.
The Republican leaders of the Wisconsin legislature said they want to use a record budget surplus to enact "transformational, once-in-a-generation tax changes," including lowering tax rates for the state's wealthiest residents. But the proposal is likely a non-starter with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.
A Delaware Chancery Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging state legislation passed this spring that prohibits most people under the age of 21 from purchasing or owning a firearm.
The Ohio Supreme Court put the brakes on the state's attempts to tax NASCAR for fans watching races and buying licensed merchandise here.