- Fired Mocksville police officers' case goes to federal court Updated: Apr-29-16 5:25 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - Three officers who say they were fired for telling state officials about corruption within the Mocksville Police Department will finally have their case heard by a jury.
- Deal ends fight between solar firm, utility for now Updated: Apr-28-16 10:11 pm
PHOENIX - A deal between the nation's largest solar company and Arizona's biggest utility announced Thursday means competing measures asking voters about how to treat rooftop solar power are being withdrawn.
- Arizona Republicans want funding for Koch-backed schools Updated: Apr-28-16 6:18 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona's Republican leaders have proposed earmarking millions of dollars for programs at the state's public universities that are backed by billionaire Republican donor Charles Koch.
- Audit: Montana financial statements error-free Updated: Apr-28-16 5:26 pm
HELENA, Montana - A new audit released this week says Montana's financial statements are error-free this time - unlike a year ago when an audit revealed scores of mistakes and cited a lack of internal controls that could have exposed the errors sooner.
- Montana officials eye options for troubled state facility Updated: Apr-27-16 7:12 pm
BOULDER, Montana - Montana officials will seek help from the Legislature to address concerns among Boulder residents about the impending closure of a residential facility for the developmentally disabled.
- Proposed Colorado lieutenant governor clears 1st hurdle Updated: Apr-27-16 3:53 pm
DENVER - The nominee for Colorado's next lieutenant governor sailed through her first legislative test Wednesday when Democratic health care executive Donna Lynne won bipartisan support in her first confirmation hearing.
- House OKs requiring org charts, contact info on state site Updated: Apr-26-16 2:43 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan lawmakers hope to make it easier for citizens to navigate state government's bureaucracy.
- Bill requires org charts, phone numbers on state website Updated: Apr-25-16 11:51 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan lawmakers want to make it easier for citizens to navigate state government's bureaucracy.
- House to resume debate on releasing EB-5 emails Updated: Apr-25-16 12:20 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont House is set this week to resume debate on competing resolutions addressing records possibly related to state and federal fraud investigations into a series of development projects in northern Vermont.
- Indiana announces elementary school robotics program Updated: Apr-24-16 5:06 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Elementary schools throughout Indiana will get a chance to win free robotics kits for afterschool programs.
- Secretary Kerry to revisit Vietnam War before Obama trip Updated: Apr-24-16 3:14 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Before joining President Barack Obama on his first trip to Vietnam next month, Secretary of State John Kerry will take a day to reflect on his long and complicated history with the Asian country, first as a soldier and later as a war protester and statesman.
- Gov. Martinez travels with civil group to promote New Mexico Updated: Apr-23-16 5:06 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is joining a civic group for a weeklong trip to the East Coast to promote New Mexico.
- Legislature appoints ethics chief Les Kondo as state auditor Updated: Apr-22-16 7:52 pm
HONOLULU - The Hawaii Legislature has appointed Les Kondo, head of the state's Ethics Commission, to serve as state auditor.
- Last-ditch effort to revive new payday lender loans Updated: Apr-21-16 9:06 pm
PHOENIX - Backers of a proposal allowing payday lenders barred from Arizona following a 2008 voter initiative to offer a new high-interest loan product launched a last-ditch effort Thursday to revive the legislation.
- Governor's office looking for fall internship applications Updated: Apr-21-16 7:12 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Gov. Dennis Daugaard is looking for two interns for his office's fall 2016 program in Pierre.
- The Latest: Emanuel won't cut police-investigation agency Updated: Apr-21-16 11:07 am
CHICAGO - The Latest on the recommendations for Chicago Police reform (all times local):
- Walker shuffles top office communications staff Updated: Apr-19-16 4:23 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has shuffled his top communications staff in the governor's office, moves that come during a relatively slow period in the state Capitol before work on the next state budget begins in earnest.
- Nebraska Gov. Ricketts approves property tax package Updated: Apr-19-16 3:41 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska will steer an extra $20 million to farm and ranch landowners next year to offset their property taxes under a bill Gov. Pete Ricketts signed Tuesday.
- GOP Kentucky governor to investigate Democratic predecessor Updated: Apr-19-16 3:26 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's Republican governor said Tuesday he is hiring a private law firm to help investigate his Democratic predecessor for what he said were potentially illegal procurement practices.
- The Latest: Beshear calls Bevin inquiry 'pathetic spectacle' Updated: Apr-19-16 2:45 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Latest on Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's investigation into his Democratic predecessor (all times local):
- Mayor Duggan to discuss Detroit summer jobs initiative Updated: Apr-18-16 9:17 pm
DETROIT - U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan are scheduled to meet with local employers about hiring city youth for summer jobs.
- NYC monitoring of some mentally ill sparks rights concerns Updated: Apr-18-16 12:14 pm
NEW YORK - When a homeless man was taken for a psychiatric evaluation because he argued with shelter police, doctors found no reason to commit him. Then City Hall stepped in.
- Chicago starts effort to offer digital training to residents Updated: Apr-16-16 5:03 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched a new initiative to provide digital training and access to technology to city residents.
- Hawaii Legislature to vote on new state auditor Updated: Apr-15-16 10:10 pm
HONOLULU - The Hawaii Legislature is planning to vote to appoint a new state auditor, in a move that would direct the attention of an official who's viewed as a strict government watchdog from the Legislature to the executive branch.
- Amid emotional outcry Gov. Rick Scott vetoes alimony bill Updated: Apr-15-16 4:41 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Wading once again into an emotionally charged debate, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday vetoed a bill that would have ended permanent alimony payments and would have urged judges to enforce equal time-sharing with children of divorcing parents.