California’s clean-air agency voted to push ahead with stricter emissions standards for cars and trucks, setting up a potential legal battle with the Trump administration over the state’s plan to reduce planet-warming gases.
To combat rising fraud, the Virginia Department of Taxation has mailed about 104,000 letters to taxpayers to date this year asking for additional information to verify their identities.
Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis.
Most state agencies in Mississippi will see their budgets cut yet again for the coming budget year under a roughly $6 billion spending plan. House and Senate negotiators failed to reach a deal on a borrowing plan for roads, bridges and other capital projects — the first time since 2012 lawmakers have not done such borrowing.
The House of Delegates approved a bill aimed at jump-starting a long-ignored state plan intended to protect West Virginians from flooding and reduce damage to lives and property.
Dismissing a lawsuit filed by small tobacco companies, an Austin-based appeals court ruled that Texas regulators could impose a special tax on cigarette makers that weren’t part of a multibillion-dollar settlement reached with Big Tobacco in the late 1990s.
Delaware is on the verge of changing its bail system in a way that would alter — and in some cases eliminate — the price tag on freedom for those awaiting trial.
The state of Arkansas, which plans to execute eight inmates over 10 days next month, is struggling to comply with a state requirement that at least six people witness an execution to ensure that the state’s death penalty laws are properly followed.
Alcohol-related crashes in which people were killed or hurt dropped by an annual rate of 6 percent after Maryland raised the alcohol sales tax in 2011, a new study shows. The decline, which was even higher for younger drivers, was more significant than researchers expected from the tax hike.
More than 36,000 voters in Kansas are being asked to cast their ballots at new polling stations in the nation’s first congressional election since President Donald Trump’s November victory, prompting concerns that confusion could suppress turnout.
Amid reports of staff shortages, long shifts and dangerous nurse-to-patient ratios, bills that would address nurse staffing levels, overtime and rest breaks are moving through the Washington Legislature.
Patients who take opioids or other controlled substances soon will be under greater scrutiny in Wisconsin, where doctors will have to start checking a database of drugs previously given to patients before they write certain prescriptions.