Six New England governors called on health care professionals to work with government to combat the opioid epidemic and control prescriptions, describing a grim reality of addiction across the region they govern.
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton let die a major tax relief bill designed to help college graduates, farmers and parents with childcare costs, as well as provide state money for a new soccer stadium in St. Paul and football stadium for the Vikings.
The proposed new budget would cut beach parking fees, reduce the corporate minimum tax and provide an election-year tax break for Rhode Island retirees.
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback called for the session after the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that the formula the state uses to distribute one form of aid to local school districts is unconstitutional. The court gave the Legislature until June 30 to fix the formula and warned schools may not reopen in the fall if it doesn’t.
Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin has filled his ceremonial office with art by his wife, Katie Hunt, which depicts the governor satirically as a gun-toting peacock and the Vermont press corps as judgmental cows in papier-mache sculptures.
Backers said the changes would give Louisiana teachers more flexibility and clarify some of the original academic benchmarks. If the plan wins final approval, about 20 percent of the 1,287 math and English guidelines would be tweaked.
A U.S. district judge threw out provisions in Ohio's election law that had voided absentee and provisional ballots for technical flaws made by otherwise qualified voters.
Missouri’s public defenders will see a $4.5 million cash infusion to hire private attorneys on a contractual basis, which would allow the office’s 370-plus attorneys to chip away at caseloads that have raised questions about whether poor defendants are being adequately represented.
Pennsylvania lawmakers have signed off on legislation that will let grocery stores sell wine and formalize beer sales at convenience stores in the state.
When Uber and Lyft left Austin last month, they thought they were sending a message to the Austin City Council and other local governments looking to regulate them. Instead, their departure may pave the way for a revamp of ride-hailing that could draw the notice of other cities.