- The Latest: Daily fantasy sports betting bill shelved Updated: May-29-16 8:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Latest on the final days of Illinois Legislature's spring session (all times local):
- Analysis: La. governor, attorney general repeatedly at odds Updated: May-29-16 6:40 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Attorney General Jeff Landry says he doesn't consider Gov. John Bel Edwards his political foe. He says they get along just fine.
- Child caseworker shortage a concern in Larimer County Updated: May-29-16 5:25 pm
FORT COLLINS, Colorado - Larimer County is trying to find caseworkers for the Department of Human Services who deal with child neglect and abuse amid concerns that a shortage of workers will hurt clients because of heavier workloads.
- Fargo man says he will plead guilty to income tax evasion Updated: May-29-16 5:25 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - A Fargo man says he will plead guilty to failing to pay income taxes for a period of more than a decade.
- Access Health CT helping 18,000 enrollees find new plans Updated: May-29-16 4:13 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's health insurance marketplace is helping up to 18,000 people who no longer qualify for Medicaid health coverage to enroll in private insurance plans.
- Illinois Legislature meets Sunday as session's end looms Updated: May-29-16 3:14 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois legislative leaders are meeting again with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Sunday to try to settle a dispute that has left the state without a budget for 11 months, but the chances that they'll find agreement before the Legislature adjourns in two days are slim.
- Beer: The fight over where you buy it in Pennsylvania Updated: May-29-16 3:08 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Beer-buying Pennsylvanians are seeing a growing number of options where they can pick up a six-pack or two, though Pennsylvania still remains home to some of the nation's most restrictive beer sales laws.
- NY lawmakers consider limit on opioid drug prescriptions Updated: May-29-16 1:40 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York lawmakers are considering legislation to limit the amount of prescription opioid drugs patients can get after an initial visit to the doctor's office, part of an effort to reduce the amount of pills that accumulate in medicine cabinets and help fuel a statewide addiction crisis.
- Ohio treasurer alleges governor killed online spending bill Updated: May-29-16 1:19 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's treasurer is accusing the governor of killing a signature bill in 2014 that would have assured the future of his online database of government spending.
- Kansas lawmakers return to tax fight involving pizza magnate Updated: May-29-16 1:18 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate's top Republican is pushing to override GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill enmeshed in a multi-million dollar tax dispute between the state and a retired pizza magnate.
- Eastern Kentucky University closing Somerset campus Updated: May-29-16 12:37 pm
SOMERSET, Kentucky - Eastern Kentucky University is closing a satellite campus in Somerset.
- Ethics a thorn as Rhode Island lawmakers wrap up session Updated: May-29-16 12:34 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - As the Rhode Island General Assembly winds down for the year and lawmakers prepare to launch their re-election campaigns, Democratic leaders are dropping hot-button social issues as they search for a resolution to the ethical quandaries that have overshadowed the State House in recent weeks.
- Risk to Wisconsin unemployment fund seen as still high Updated: May-29-16 10:57 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin employers vastly overpaid for unemployment-related costs during the Great Recession because the state wasn't adequately prepared. And when the next big downturn comes, the state could face the same problem all over again.
- Veterans see tax break as way to make Minnesota competitive Updated: May-29-16 10:53 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Two days after the Minnesota legislative session ended in chaos, Bob Dettmer sat silently as a small group of military veterans in the State Office Building gave him a round of applause.
- Election-year politics dim hopes of Illinois budget deal Updated: May-29-16 10:30 am
CHICAGO - The emails started arriving as heads were still spinning in the state Capitol over Democrats ramming through a state budget proposal. The missives from Republicans on Wednesday accused the majority party of approving a plan that's out of balance by $7 billion.
- Legislature names Cleveland freeway for former governor Updated: May-29-16 9:40 am
CLEVELAND - The Ohio Legislature is honoring a former Ohio governor by designating a freeway connecting downtown Cleveland and a western suburb as Richard F. Celeste Shoreway.
- Connecticut focuses on developing TV and digital industry Updated: May-29-16 9:31 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Once hoping to be known as Hollywood East, Connecticut is now actively courting the television and digital media industry, working to attract and grow companies that can meet the burgeoning demand for the content used across multiple platforms, from cable TV's TLC to the Internet's YouTube.
- Business finding way around Vermillion malt beverage tax Updated: May-29-16 9:05 am
VERMILLION, South Dakota - A loophole around state law may undercut the malt beverage tax revenue approved by Vermillion voters last July.
- New Yorkers reminded patriotic flags are tax-free Updated: May-29-16 8:43 am
ALBANY, New York - The state Division of Veterans' Affairs is reminding New Yorkers over the Memorial Day weekend that the flags of the U.S., New York, military branches, military services and prisoners of war are exempt from sales taxes.
- Drug, addiction policy makes mixed progress in Legislature Updated: May-28-16 6:31 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers took steps this year to address the growing number of drug overdoses, but health care advocates say more work remains.
- SC lawmakers agree to budget with 3.25 percent pay increase Updated: May-28-16 3:38 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Legislators have agreed to a roughly $7.5 billion spending plan that increases state employees' pay by 3.25 percent, puts $30 million into replenishing sand on South Carolina's beaches and provides local governments an additional $11 million.
- Federal government questions Alamosa airport subsidy Updated: May-28-16 3:31 pm
ALAMOSA, Colorado - The U.S. Department of Transportation is questioning why the Alamosa airport deserves a federal airline subsidy and wants the county to show why the rural area in southern Colorado needs help getting air service.
- Iowa woman ordered to pay restitution to Nebraska contractor Updated: May-28-16 1:51 pm
PAPILLION, Nebraska - A Des Moines woman convicted for smashing windows at a Nebraska defense contractor's building has been ordered to pay more than $4,000 for the damage.
- Dominion loses $40M grant for wind pilot program Updated: May-28-16 12:46 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Dominion Virginia Power has lost a $40 million federal grant for its offshore wind pilot program.
- Cellphone fees, education mandates among new state laws Updated: May-28-16 12:37 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - New laws in South Carolina extend taxes to cellphones, require students to learn about America's "founding principles," and fix a quirk in campaign finance law that has entangled many state officials.