Leaders along the Texas border with Mexico slammed Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s move to send 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas, saying overwhelmed counties need law enforcement and charitable aid, not militarization.
Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Pennsylvania’s bond rating, citing the reliance of the state’s new budget on one-time revenue sources and the state’s failure to deal with its pension crisis.
Tension between Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and GOP Senate leaders has colored a session that lawmakers hoped to adjourn by July 4.
North Dakota officials have approved a November ballot measure that would require equal parenting rights in child custody cases.
Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper stopped short of inviting migrant children to Colorado from overwhelmed border facilities as he promised to defend any community that welcomes them.
Online sales tax collections hit a record $45 million in Ohio in the budget year that just ended, a 68 percent increase from five years ago.
Republican Gov. Paul LePage and New Brunswick Premier David Alward agreed to greater collaboration between the state and provincial governments on boosting employment, trade and tourism.
More than 14,000 people applied for permits in the 12 months ending in June. That’s down from last year, but the second highest number on record.
After publicly rejecting Medicaid expansion late last year, Republican Gov. Matt Mead said he is negotiating in good faith with the federal government to develop a Wyoming-specific Medicaid expansion plan.
South Dakota’s Libertarian Party has a chance to be the only opposition in three statewide political races.
Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan asked a grocery store chain’s executives to listen to employees and quickly address a dispute over the CEO’s ouster that’s causing shelves to go bare at some Market Basket locations around New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
State Curator David Schutz, who oversees the restoration, care and conservation of the gold-domed, 155-year-old statehouse, says he’s lost count of the number of bats he’s seen.
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