Friday, 03 May 2013 16:39
Thousands of jobless Americans could see their unemployment checks shrink by as much as one-fourth because their states have been slow to implement across the-board federal spending cuts. As many as 32 states have delayed the reductions and are now being forced to make them in a shorter time frame, meaning deeper cuts to weekly benefit checks.
Friday, 03 May 2013 16:39
Come January, millions of low-income adults will gain health insurance coverage through Medicaid in one of the farthest-reaching provisions of the Obama health care law. How will that change their finances, spending habits, use of available medical services and — most important — their health?
Friday, 03 May 2013 16:38
With a stroke of a pen, Governor Martin O'Malley removed the death penalty from state law Thursday – making Maryland the 18th state in the nation to have abolished capital punishment. Surrounded by advocates who have fought for repeal year after year, the governor signed legislation setting life without parole as the maximum sentence for even the most heinous murders.
Friday, 03 May 2013 16:35
New population estimates reflect a slightly improved economy driven by more births, a gradual recovery in the number of people moving into California and fewer residents leaving the state, according to figures released Wednesday by the California Department of Finance.
Friday, 03 May 2013 16:34
The Florida House passed a bill Wednesday giving young adults in state custody the option of remaining until age 21 – three years longer than in current law – to reduce their chances of ending up homeless, jobless or in jail. The measure (SB 1036) passed the House 116-1 after the Senate unanimously passed it last week. The Senate named the bill the "Nancy C. Detert Common Sense and Compassion Independent Living Act," after its Senate sponsor.
Friday, 03 May 2013 16:31
About 2,000 people cheered at an "Immigrant Spring" May Day rally as Governor John Kitzhaber signed into law a bill to grant four-year driver cards to Oregon residents who cannot provide proof of legal presence.
Friday, 03 May 2013 16:29
Government authorities should end the practice of placing juveniles' names on publicly accessible sex-offender registries, Human Rights Watch says in a report warning of lasting and unwarranted harm to some youths.
Friday, 03 May 2013 16:26
Gun-control legislation that would ban the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines is headed to the full Delaware House of Representatives for consideration following a 3-2 House committee vote Wednesday. The bill would make it illegal in Delaware to manufacture or sell magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 17:33
Just like the government warned a few months ago, air travelers have started experiencing late flights caused by forced federal spending cuts. On Monday afternoon, all three New York City-area airports reported delays for all incoming flights
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 17:32
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a new law Monday designed to strengthen efforts in Kansas to combat human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of young women. The new provisions will provide increased criminal penalties and services for victims of sexual exploitation. The law takes effect July 1.