Mead Gruver, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 4:11pm
Northwest College instructor and Republican U.S. House candidate Mike Konsmo promised Thursday to forgo all congressional health and pension benefits, not to buy or hold stock while in office and not to serve more than four terms, saying he wanted to remain unencumbered by influences to his vote.
Joe Reedy, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 3:51pm
Florida legislators passed 279 bills during this year's session three months ago, and 162 of them take effect on Friday with the start of the state's fiscal year, affecting school choice, abortion, tax cuts and many more aspects of life in the Sunshine State.
Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 3:51pm
Louisiana is becoming the first state in the Republican-dominated Deep South to expand its Medicaid program, with more than 233,000 people already enrolled in the government-financed insurance coverage that begins Friday.
David Crary, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 3:41pm
Planned Parenthood says it will work with its abortion-rights allies in eight states to repeal laws that may be vulnerable following the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down tough abortion restrictions in Texas.
Mike Stobbe, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 3:41pm
Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., while librarians and educators have the lowest, according to a large study that found enormous differences across occupations.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 3:31pm
Saying it's the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces.
A number of new laws will take effect in Connecticut on Friday, the first day of the new fiscal year, including many provisions in the newly revised $19.7 billion state budget. Following are highlights of some of the new laws.
A Detroit-area public school district has been ordered to pay a janitor $193,000 after whistleblower provisions under the federal Clean Air Act were violated when she complained about asbestos exposure.
Ivan Moreno and John O'Connor, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 3:01pm
Illinois lawmakers approved a partial spending plan Thursday that would ensure schools stay open another year and give colleges and human service programs funding for six months, a rare bipartisan accomplishment but one that won't end the yearlong gridlock on a full budget.