Politics Jan 11State capitols step up security amid new safety concerns
The FBI has warned of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.
Nation Jan 08States to receive initial $3 billion infusion for vaccines
State and local governments will be receiving their first infusion of federal money to support vaccination efforts against the coronavirus.
Politics Nov 05Missouri voters reverse redistricting reforms before they could be used
Supporters for the original amendment say some voters were "duped" by Republican lawmakers, who put the measure on this year's ballot.
Politics Nov 03Push to relax drug laws gains big victories on state ballots
Voters in Arizona and New Jersey added their states to the list of places legalizing marijuana for adults. And Oregon became the first state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of hard drugs.
Nation May 25States give few details on billions spent on virus supplies
More than two months into the medical supplies buying binge, many states aren't sharing details about how much they’re spending, what they’re getting for their money or which companies they’re paying.
Politics May 09US governors aim to boost production of medical supplies
The efforts come as states have been competing against each other, the federal government, hospitals, emergency responders and even other countries to get items such as N95 masks, gloves, medical gowns and hand sanitizer — often paying higher-than-usual prices because…
Economy Apr 29Unemployment surge pushing state funds toward insolvency
A surge in unemployment caused by the coronavirus shutdown has started to take a financial toll on state jobless funds. At least six states already have asked to borrow money from the federal government to pay unemployment claims because their…
Politics Apr 26Census delay could put off new voting districts, primaries
The U.S. Census Bureau wants more time to wrap up the once-a-decade count because of the coronavirus, and that could delay the divisive process of drawing new legislative districts.
Economy Mar 25New unemployment benefit claims rise to levels unseen in recent U.S. history
U.S. Department of Labor figures to be released Thursday are expected to shatter the old record for the greatest number of new unemployment claims filed in a single week.
Economy Mar 20States still reporting surge in virus-related jobless claims
The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday had reported a 25% increase in new unemployment claims during the week that ended last Saturday.