- Lawmakers to meet on closing Swallow inquiry Updated: Dec-07-13 2:50 pm
- Corbett signals he won't push to hike minimum wage Updated: Dec-07-13 1:26 pm
- Fracking waste fills WV landfills under new rule Updated: Dec-07-13 11:12 am
- Lawmakers seek to avert cut in August teacher pay Updated: Dec-07-13 10:47 am
- 2014 could be repeat of 2013 for Alabama raises Updated: Dec-07-13 10:29 am
- RI's 5 things: Jazz fest expands, Maeda exits Updated: Dec-07-13 10:09 am
- Few abortions covered with insurance in Michigan Updated: Dec-07-13 4:04 am
- Lawyer: State overstepped by extending policies Updated: Dec-06-13 9:44 pm
- Kan. lawmaker, allies push for renewable energy Updated: Dec-06-13 9:16 pm
- Panel finds Bethel lawmaker violated ethics rules Updated: Dec-06-13 8:28 pm
- Fla. economists continue to predict growth Updated: Dec-06-13 7:50 pm
- Port Authority official resigns amid traffic probe Updated: Dec-06-13 6:52 pm
- Republican Tom Cotton invites Obama to Arkansas Updated: Dec-06-13 6:50 pm
- McCrory joins criticism of Outer Banks bridge case Updated: Dec-06-13 6:34 pm
- Alabama Sen. Shadrack McGill won't run again Updated: Dec-06-13 5:53 pm
- Va. Senate special election set Jan. 7 Updated: Dec-06-13 5:26 pm
- Advocacy groups issue 'F' grades to Cruz, Cornyn Updated: Dec-06-13 5:26 pm
- Appointee to Nebraska Legislature withdraws name Updated: Dec-06-13 4:35 pm
- Lawyer tab in now-settled Minn. Senate case: $390K Updated: Dec-06-13 4:30 pm
- Ind. lawmakers unlikely to consider casino aid Updated: Dec-06-13 4:03 pm
- Supreme Court upholds Iowa hunting laws Updated: Dec-06-13 3:56 pm
- Portland police won't honor marijuana referendum Updated: Dec-06-13 3:44 pm
- Mo. House roll call on Boeing incentives Updated: Dec-06-13 3:14 pm
- Court orders juvenile sex offender to be released Updated: Dec-06-13 3:08 pm
- Panel votes to back casino in New Hampshire Updated: Dec-06-13 2:55 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Lawmakers investigating former Utah Attorney General John Swallow have scheduled a Saturday meeting to map out how they'll wrap up their inquiry in the wake of Swallow's resignation.
WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Corbett is signaling that he will not support an increase in Pennsylvania's minimum wage, saying he is worried about the impact on the state's economy.
McLEAN, Virginia - A memo released quietly by regulators earlier this year has carved a major loophole in West Virginia's rules restricting the amount of waste that can be accepted by the state's landfills, all with the intent to ease a burgeoning problem caused by the boom in gas drilling, environmentalists say.
JACKSON, Mississippi - When lawmakers mandated that school start later, an unintended result was public school employees perhaps having their August paychecks cut, something the chairmen of the state House and Senate Education Committees say they're trying to avoid.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama teachers could be in line for another pay raise when the state legislature meets next year, but non-education state employees should not get their hopes up.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Defendants in a Navy kickbacks case are sentenced, the Newport Jazz Festival expands and the president of the Rhode Island School of Design announces his departure. Here are five things to know in Rhode Island.
LANSING, Michigan - When lawmakers vote to restrict insurance coverage of abortions in Michigan, it will affect a small number of abortions because the vast majority already are paid for out of pocket.
PORTLAND, Oregon - A lawyer for the Oregon Legislature says the state insurance commissioner overstepped her authority when she allowed insurance companies to extend policies that had been canceled because they don't meet standards under the federal health care law.
TOPEKA, Kansas - Policies for promoting renewable energy will be on the Kansas Legislature's agenda next year, but a Democratic lawmaker and a key Republican senator gave dramatically different reasons Friday for why there should be a debate.
JUNEAU, Alaska - A Bethel state representative has been fined $5,000 for violating ethics rules.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida economists are projecting steady growth in the state's economy over the next few years, giving Gov. Rick Scott more leeway to push for tax cuts next year.
FORT LEE, New Jersey - A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official is resigning his post effective Jan. 1, saying a controversy over a mysterious traffic problem on the George Washington Bridge has become "a distraction."
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton said Friday that President Barack Obama should visit Arkansas to see the effects of the nation's new health care law - issuing a no-lose invitation that his campaign opponent dismissed as a political stunt.
NAGS HEAD, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory on Friday blamed the emergency shutdown of the only bridge linking Outer Banks islands to the mainland on an environmental lawsuit that has held up construction of a replacement to the Bonner Bridge.
FORT PAYNE, Alabama - Republican state Sen. Shadrack McGill of Woodville has decided one term in the Senate is enough.
RICHMOND, Virginia - A special election will be held Jan. 7 to fill the seat of state Sen. Ralph Northam, who was elected lieutenant governor in November.
AUSTIN, Texas - A coalition of advocacy groups including the Texas chapter of the powerful National Education Association issued failing grades Friday to U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, saying they haven't defended public schools or reformed a flawed federal immigration system.
LINCOLN, Nebraska - An appointee to the Nebraska Legislature has withdrawn his name, saying his father in Oklahoma just suffered a heart attack and he needs to care for his mother.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A now-settled lawsuit filed by a fired staffer cost the Minnesota Senate $396,000 in legal defense fees on top of a severance award, a new tally based on a billing document made public Friday shows.
INDIANAPOLIS - A key state legislator doesn't expect the General Assembly to make many changes to Indiana's casino laws during its upcoming session.
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday upheld the state's hunting laws, ruling that just because someone owns land in Iowa it doesn't mean they have a right to hunt on it.
PORTLAND, Maine - A new law legalizing marijuana for recreational use went into effect Friday in Maine's largest city, providing a symbolic victory that marijuana advocates intend to use as a springboard to a statewide law.
The 127-20 vote Friday by which the Missouri House gave final approval to legislation authorizing tax incentives for Boeing Co. to build an assembly plant for commercial airplanes in Missouri.
DES MOINES, Iowa - A man who escaped a juvenile detention facility at age 14 and sexually abused a child at a nearby restaurant cannot be held as a sexually violent predator, the Iowa Supreme Court said Friday.
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A special gambling panel charged with developing regulations for a future casino voted Friday to recommend that New Hampshire legalize one casino with up to 5,000 video slots and 150 table games.