SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's general counsel declined an appointment to the Court of Appeals after the state's public records advocate accused him of unethical behavior, a situation...
North Carolina legislators finalize more ‘mini-budget’ bills
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina budget veto has slowed state government for months, so lawmakers have sent Gov. Roy Cooper more stand-alone legislation containing popular provisions from...
Michigan state workers notified of potential layoffs
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's 48,000 state government workers were notified Monday of potential temporary layoffs in case the next budget is not enacted before Oct. 1.
Vermont capital lockdown’s likely cause: Umbrella sighting
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Police say the lockdown of some government buildings in Vermont's capital last month was prompted by two people who likely saw an umbrella and not a gun.
Dunleavy’s budget director takes reduced state role
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The top budget official in Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration will take a reduced role in state government.
Dunleavy's chief of staff, Ben Stevens, told reporters...
Mobile campaign geared at reality of youth opioid misuse
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A mobile trailer staged as a typical teenager's bedroom is touring Maine to highlight the reality of warning signs of opioid misuse in young people.
Capitol Watch: Doomsday for e-cigs?
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, lawmakers are taking aim at e-cigarettes amid a worrisome wave of lung illnesses thought to be linked to the popular products.
Nebraska tax collections above projections in August
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state government collected more tax revenue than expected in August.
The state Department of Revenue announced Friday that the state received a net total of...
Michigan joins coalition promoting outdoor recreation
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has joined a national coalition of state governments, retailers and nonprofit groups that promotes outdoor recreation.
Inspector general investigates Virginia Medicaid contract
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's inspector general is investigating a contract worth up to $1.5 million that the state's Medicaid office awarded to a company owned by a former U.S. government...
State computer glitch in Ohio impedes government business
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thousands of state government workers in Ohio are without reliable phone, email and internet service as a result of a computer disruption.
Businessman becomes second Republican in Utah governor race
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Businessman Jeff Burningham announced his candidacy for Utah governor Tuesday, becoming the second Republican candidate to officially enter what could become a crowded...
Indiana governor concludes trip to Japan, South Korea
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's governor has wrapped up a weeklong trip to Japan and South Korea with state government officials and business leaders.
Report: Consolidating elections may not boost voter turnout
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Tennessee grapples with how to improve its consistently dismal voter turnout, a newly released state government report warns that requiring cities to move their local...
State House legislative worker buyout offer finds 63 takers
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is cutting its ranks after 63 legislative employees jumped on the chance to be paid a bonus to quit their jobs.
Governor in blackface scandal names new diversity director
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia governor who narrowly survived a blackface scandal earlier this year appointed a new top aide Monday whose job will be to make government more...
Analysis: Reeves, Hood have played different budget roles
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi governor's race this year pits Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who has shaped the state budget-writing process, against Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood,...
Capitol Watch: NY strengthens gun license background check
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week signed gun legislation that bolsters the state's background check process for firearm licenses.
California bill banning forced arbitration heads to governor
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When companies in California tell job candidates they have to give up their right to sue them for most disputes, a bill headed to the governor's desk would let people say...
Lack of interest thwarts latest Pennsylvania casino auction
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lack of interest has thwarted Pennsylvania's latest casino expansion attempt.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board received no bidders Wednesday in a casino license...
Recent Missouri editorials
The Joplin Globe, Sept. 1
Should state own Missouri State Penitentiary?
Since the May 22 tornado, area residents have debated the question: Should the state pay an estimated $9.4...
India’s contentious citizen register attacked from all sides
GAUHATI, India (AP) — Like many people in the northeast Indian state of Assam, Sajid Ali Ahmed, 25, is worried because his name did not appear on a controversial citizenship list released by the...
Capitol Watch: Cuomo signals support for prisoner wage bump
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week signaled he's open to raising wages for state prisoners.
New Mexico posts online its settlement payouts
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Thursday posted online dozens of financial settlements that resolve claims against state government for alleged civil rights violations, malpractice,...
The Latest: NM Republicans warn against government expansion
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico's state revenue forecast (all times local):
Republican legislators are warning against the permanent expansion of state government...
Record oil production lifts New Mexico state income
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State economists on Wednesday revised forecasts upward for state government income amid surging oil and natural gas production in New Mexico, giving lawmakers greater leeway...
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North Carolina editorial roundup
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers:
The Greensboro News & Record on the cost of the continued stalemate between lawmakers over North Carolina's budget:
Fitch wins GOP nomination for Mississippi attorney general
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Second-term state Treasurer Lynn Fitch won the Republican nomination for Mississippi attorney general on Tuesday, defeating former gubernatorial chief of staff Andy Taggart...
Q&A: Judgment in Oklahoma opioid suit; more coming across US
The first judgment came Monday in a lawsuit from a state government seeking to hold a drug company accountable for a U.S. opioid crisis that has ripped apart lives and communities. More trials and...
Q&A: Deadly opioid crisis sparks lawsuits across the US
The first judgment is expected Monday in a lawsuit from a state government seeking to hold a drug company accountable for a U.S. opioid crisis that has ripped apart lives and communities. More...
GOP runoff will decide Mississippi attorney general nominee
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Lynn Fitch and Andy Taggart are competing for the Republican nomination for Mississippi attorney general. It's her third run for statewide office and his first.
Capitol Watch: Lawmakers push back on new license plate, fee
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, Republican lawmakers aren't happy with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to charge motorists $25 for new license plates.
Fumes asphyxiate 5 men in sewer lines near New Delhi
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Five sanitation workers were asphyxiated by fumes while connecting sewer lines with an underground drainage system on the outskirts of the Indian capital, an official said on...
Kasich, Gee group to push opioid settlement toward hospitals
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer cash from any national opioid settlement to...
Tax refund measure advanced by North Carolina Senate panel
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican proposal to give millions of North Carolina taxpayers refunds from a larger-than-anticipated revenue surplus is advancing in the state Senate.
Longtime Courier Journal reporter Tom Loftus retiring
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Longtime state government reporter Tom Loftus is retiring after a 35-year career at the Courier Journal.
Loftus announced in a tweet Wednesday that he's retiring...
Maine says confusing voter mailings aren’t from state
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Secretary of State says some households are receiving a confusing voter registration mailing that's not from state government.
Whitmer creates task force to tackle opioid epidemic
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A task force is being created to tackle Michigan's opioid epidemic.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an order Wednesday forming the advisory group, which will include...
Democratic legislator enters Indiana attorney general race
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A veteran Democratic state senator from northwestern Indiana is starting a campaign to become state attorney general.
Lobbying spending sets new record in Colorado
DENVER (AP) — Business interests, associations, nonprofits and other groups spent a record $36.4 million to lobby Colorado lawmakers and government agencies this year.
Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana’s governor during Katrina, dies
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by the devastation of...
Lamont asks lawmakers to help review quasi-public agencies
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont is asking Connecticut legislative leaders to work with him on reviewing the state's quasi-public agencies, a couple of which have come under scrutiny for...
Nebraska tax collections up in 1st month of new fiscal year
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state government has started its new fiscal year with higher-than-expected tax collections.
The Nebraska Department of Revenue announced Thursday that the...
Another round of Volkswagen settlement money on tap in Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's state government says it's going to distribute about $3 million stemming from Volkswagen's environmental settlement over a diesel emissions scandal.
Idaho high school replaces “Braves” mascot
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Boise School District has unanimously approved a plant to change the mascot of Boise High School from the "Braves" to the "Brave."
Scott appoints new heads of public safety and commerce
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Republican Gov. Phil Scott has appointed new heads of the Vermont Department of Public Safety and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development.
Capitol Watch: Cuomo touts New York as model on gun control
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In state government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is offering up New York as an example of how the nation could address mass shootings and gun violence.