In a decision with far-reaching implications for the future of natural gas drilling in New York State, its highest court ruled on Monday that towns can use zoning ordinances to ban hydraulic fracturing, the controversial extraction method known as fracking.
Republican Gov. Tom Corbett refused late Monday to sign a $29.1 billion budget that the Republican-controlled legislature scrambled to deliver to him just 90 minutes before the midnight deadline.
Many of the thousands of unaccompanied minors who have recently crossed the Texas-Mexico border will be subject to deportation. But because of judicial backlogs and a shortage of judges, it could take years before their cases go to court.
Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a $32.5 billion budget into law Monday evening, using his line-item veto to slash more than $1 billion in spending from the appropriations bill that lawmakers had approved knowing he would cut that funding and reject their tax increases.
State laws and court rulings have made it harder to file medical malpractice claims and limited the amount that can be collected.
A businessman who purchased a tiny unincorporated town 16 years ago has put it on the market, including a bar and three trailers.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is scheduled to sign legislation Tuesday in Kansas City that would end a long-running border war with Kansas over economic development.
Since he was sworn into office in 2011, Republican Gov. John Kasich has granted five of the nine death-row clemencies issued nationwide in death-penalty states.
California’s low-end workers will all see bumps in their next paychecks as the first increase in the state’s minimum wage in six years takes effect.
Spirits are more widely available but also more costly after the state pulled out of its monopoly business and imposed fees instead.
Teachers are in demand in Montana, especially on American Indian reservations and in rural areas on the outskirts of reservations.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein never gave up his New Hampshire residence, the Ballot Law Commission determined. Democrats argued Maryland was Havenstein's primary residence until 2012 because he accepted property tax credits reserved for residents of that state.