In response to the sexual assault scandal that has engulfed the Sayreville High School football program, state Senate Democratic leaders are expected this week to introduce new legislation that would designate specific professional groups legally required to report child abuse.
Bechtel is moving a large chunk of jobs from Maryland to Virginia, the second time in three years that the company is doing so, at a time when Maryland is vying with its neighbors to attract and retain businesses amid a sputtering local economy.
A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court is expected early this week to decide what to do about one of its justices caught up in a scandal over pornographic emails sent among state employees.
Southeast Idaho law enforcement officials said the military equipment provided to states by the Pentagon’s controversial surplus property program played a vital role in protecting not only officers, but also civilians in a standoff with an armed suspect last month on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.
Fear over possible exposure to Ebola has triggered campus closures in some Texas school districts and additional safety measures at many more in the almost three weeks since a Dallas hospital diagnosed the first case of Ebola in the U.S.
Although attention is focused on Kentucky’s race for the U.S. Senate, the average Kentuckian’s life could be more significantly and immediately affected by the outcomes of key races for the Kentucky House on Nov. 4.
Louisiana spent between $141 million and $160 million more than it received through taxes, fees and other types of revenue. But Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration said it has found an extra pot of money, which the which the governor’s office claims totals more than $300 million, that state legislators did not know existed.
Electricity demand has not met projections, but the cost of upgrading coal-burning plants makes this an opportune moment for the nuclear reactor to arrive in Tennessee.
Even though such discrimination is illegal under Oregon fair housing laws, at least a dozen property owners still have a blanket policy against accepting Section 8 vouchers, which are intended to be used on the private rental market.
New Mexico, the state with the highest rate of teen pregnancy, is attempting to change that, placing greater attention on keeping young parents in school, besides preventing teen pregnancies in the first place.
Gay rights advocates around the country are watching to see how the case, which centers on marital status for state tax filing purposes, plays out.
Republican Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio Department of Health recommend stronger quarantine protocols to restrict travel by those whose health is being monitored in the wake of an Ebola scare.
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