Activists have vowed to fight new Senate legislation they say could cripple efforts to find and punish landlords for housing discrimination.
With California’s help, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown is pushing Mexico to demonstrate a greener path in merging economic growth with environmental preservation.
A federal appeals court struck down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional — a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia.
The state Supreme Court’s decision to overturn two brothers’ death sentences for a robbery, rape and killing spree is likely to fuel another push by conservative Republicans to give the governor and legislators more say in how the justices are chosen.
State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said legislative Democrats will not make a deal with Republican Gov. Chris Christie to further cut back pensions for public workers, which they did three years ago.
Democratic Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo defended his office’s dealings with a panel he appointed to root out public corruption, saying his aides offered only advice to the commission.
Mississippi officials say a purchasing cooperative has helped the state negotiate lower prices for nutritious foods, unlike many other states that are trying to meet federal standards.
Members of the Florida Medical Association have approved a resolution endorsing Medicaid expansion, a politically contentious issue that the group’s leaders have generally avoided over the last two legislative sessions.
A coalition of conservative and consumer groups is protesting an increase in Alabama’s monthly 9-1-1 charge that officials say is necessary to keep the state’s emergency districts running.
Law enforcement officers for the Lower Colorado River Authority and other agencies will increase patrols to prevent people from illegally drawing water from central Texas lakes and the lower Colorado River.
Gay couples seeking divorce, particularly those living in Tennessee but married legally in other states, run into a hodgepodge of marriage recognition laws and residency requirements.
The state legislature has given speedy passage to making volleyball, invented in Massachusetts, the state’s official recreational team sport.
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