By Andrew DeMillo | 07/02/14 08:23 AM
Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval early Wednesday to bills addressing teacher health insurance premiums, prison overcrowding and new limits on the lottery, wrapping up a special legislative session that left unresolved until next year the long-term questions surrounding the three issues.
By Associated Press | 07/02/14 08:13 AM
Maine Gov. Paul LePage's re-election team has launched a phone campaign seeking to clarify the Republican governor's position on Social Security.
By Associated Press | 06/30/14 09:05 AM
The Supreme Court says public sector unions can't collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union.
By Associated Press | 06/30/14 08:34 AM
Gov. Chris Christie is expected to sign a state budget, but not before doing major surgery to it with line-item vetoes.
By Marc Levy | 06/30/14 08:30 AM
A $29.1 billion Pennsylvania state government budget plan held together by a patchwork of cash diversions and other maneuvers was poised for its first floor votes Monday, the last day of the fiscal year after a rocky spring session for Republican majorities.
By Nora Hertel | 06/30/14 08:37 AM
Trainers operating with a federal grant came to Brookings and Pierre this week to educate public and private employers on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
06/29/14 12:52 PM
Citing the chaos in Iraq, Israel's prime minister has called for the establishment of an independent Kurdistan as part of a broader alliance between Israel and moderate forces across the region.
By Jeff Amy | 06/27/14 12:11 PM
A Tea Party official charged with conspiring to take photos of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said, days after Cochran won a nasty Republican primary.
By Associated Press | 06/26/14 12:31 PM
Former Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr., a moderate Republican known as the politician who inquired what President Richard Nixon knew during the 1973 Senate Watergate hearings, has died. He was 88.
By Associated Press | 06/25/14 09:24 AM
In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.
By Associated Press | 06/25/14 09:17 AM
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices.
By David A. Lieb | 06/25/14 08:53 AM
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed or froze more than $1.1 billion in spending Tuesday, citing concerns about declining revenues and the potential for new tax breaks to drain state dollars even further.
By Peter Jackson | 06/25/14 08:51 AM
Republicans on the Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a spending blueprint that would hold the line on taxes, but would scale back increases for education and human services proposed by Gov. Tom Corbett while relying heavily on the unlikely sell-off of the state's...
By Associated Press | 06/25/14 08:49 AM
A judge is set to hear arguments over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's plan to use pension payments to balance the budget.
By Associated Press | 06/23/14 07:58 AM
Seven U.S. Postal Service employees are facing their first court appearances in a Connecticut fraud and larceny case.
By Philip Klein | 07/28/14
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