- Oregon lawmaker's bill would regulate hobby drones Updated: Nov-26-15 5:32 pm
SALEM, Oregon - If you're planning to arm your hobby drone, your window is closing.
- Lawmakers: Agency not doing enough against dengue fever Updated: Nov-26-15 3:04 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii state Sen. Russell Ruderman worries whenever there's a mosquito buzzing in his home.
- Illinois high court takes Moline company's tax break appeal Updated: Nov-26-15 2:01 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a Moline-based aviation company is entitled to a state property tax break being challenged by a local school district.
- New Mexico Dem leader unsure on GOP driver's license fix Updated: Nov-26-15 1:44 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The ranking New Mexico House Democrat says he's not ready to support a GOP-sponsored proposal creating a "two-tier" driver's license system modeled after Utah.
- Arrests for drunken boating plummet on Missouri waterways Updated: Nov-26-15 11:36 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Arrests for drunken boating on Missouri waterways have fallen by 63 percent since the Missouri State Water Patrol merged with the Highway Patrol in 2011.
- Lawmakers work on public safety pension system overhaul plan Updated: Nov-26-15 10:40 am
PHOENIX - A plan to overhaul the state's woefully underfunded pension plan for public safety workers is nearing completion after months of meetings between lawmakers, pension officials, firefighter and police unions and cities, towns and other public agencies that pay into the system.
- Bill would restrict some Ohio villages' ticketing practices Updated: Nov-26-15 10:16 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - State lawmakers are trying to prevent some Ohio villages from accepting direct payments for traffic-related violations.
- Records: new university pays $200K for public relations firm Updated: Nov-26-15 3:02 am
LAKELAND, Florida - Records show that Florida Polytechnic University has paid a Tampa public relations firm more than $200,000 for media relations help since April 2013 - 16 months before the school opened.
- Missouri Planned Parenthood says legal action likely Updated: Nov-25-15 10:19 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A regional Planned Parenthood official said Wednesday that the organization likely would take legal action against the state of Missouri after a Columbia clinic halted abortions this week, leaving just one in the state that still performs them.
- UT report lays out options for boosting road funding Updated: Nov-25-15 4:34 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A University of Tennessee study released Wednesday is laying out some options for the state to boost its funding for road projects, ranging from charging drivers by the mile to tapping the state's general fund.
- Under fire, Pennsylvania attorney general plans email review Updated: Nov-25-15 3:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Senate moved a step closer on Wednesday to potentially removing the state's embattled attorney general from office, while she raised the possibility of criminal charges against others in a slowly unfolding scandal involving public officials exchanging sexually explicit or otherwise offensive emails.
- Rep. Vic Gilliam announces likely ALS diagnosis Updated: Nov-25-15 2:00 pm
SALEM, Oregon - State Rep. Vic Gilliam says he will likely be diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.
- Gov. Matt Mead not ready for tax increases despite coal drop Updated: Nov-25-15 1:45 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Gov. Matt Mead says he's not ready to support other tax increases to cover what state analysts say will likely be a steep decline in coal revenues over coming years.
- Veteran Indiana state Sen. Rogers considering retirement Updated: Nov-25-15 12:38 pm
GARY, Indiana - One of the longest-serving members of the Indiana Legislature says she's considering not seeking re-election next year.
- Panel urges Delaware governor to issue slavery apology Updated: Nov-25-15 10:49 am
WILMINGTON, Delaware - Delaware's Human Relations Commission voted to urge Gov. Jack Markell and state lawmakers to issue a formal apology for slavery.
- Arizona attorney general arguing redistricting at high court Updated: Nov-25-15 5:01 am
PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court in a challenge to how state legislative districts were drawn.
- Budget work to continue after whirlwind of finger-pointing Updated: Nov-24-15 7:29 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A two-day whirlwind of accusations, counter-accusations and a threat to override Gov. Tom Wolf's veto of a short-term spending bill yielded no firm assurances Tuesday night that Pennsylvania's five-month budget stalemate would end soon.
- Pennsylvania Senate advances bill to authorize car services Updated: Nov-24-15 7:17 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Senate is advancing legislation to authorize ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft to operate statewide, even as regulators consider a record $50 million fine against Uber for operating without approval.
- House Democrats push campaign finance reform, ethics board Updated: Nov-24-15 7:12 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - House Democratic leaders on Tuesday rolled out their proposals for reforming New Mexico's scandal-plagued campaign finance reporting system and creating a statewide ethics commission - measures they say would help restore voters' faith in government.
- County to Pennsylvania: No state budget, no tax payments Updated: Nov-24-15 6:44 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pennsylvania - Elected officials in a suburban Philadelphia county have turned the tables on state government, withholding all tax payments owed to Pennsylvania because state lawmakers and the governor have failed to reach agreement on a budget.
- Political Practices boss adopts new campaign finance rules Updated: Nov-24-15 6:26 pm
HELENA, Montana - The Commissioner of Political Practices has adopted new campaign finance rules that he says will improve the transparency and reporting of money spent to influence elections in Montana.
- Lawmakers eyeing 2nd week of December for budget session Updated: Nov-24-15 6:10 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Legislative leaders say they're considering a possible special legislative session during the second week of December to address Connecticut's budget shortfall.
- The Latest: Budget work to continue after two-day whirlwind Updated: Nov-24-15 6:06 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The latest from Gov. Tom Wolf and top lawmakers on efforts to negotiate a deal to end Pennsylvania state government's five-month budget standoff (all times local):
- Senate committee holding hearings on failed 38 Studios deal Updated: Nov-24-15 5:31 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A state Senate committee opened hearings Tuesday into Rhode Island's $75 million deal with Curt Schilling's failed video game company, 38 Studios.
- Plans for alcohol, wine at Utah Starbucks on hold Updated: Nov-24-15 4:10 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah regulators declined to rule Tuesday on whether Starbucks can serve beer and wine at some locations, saying they want lawmakers to determine if the cafes can be considered restaurants eligible for alcohol licenses.