In addition to green-lighting the state’s $27.2 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year, Georgia lawmakers worked overtime to pass a number of bills before the legislative session ended early Thursday morning.
The Washington state Legislature has passed a measure that makes Juneteenth a legal state holiday.
Personal possession and home cultivation would be legal starting in July.
"Tax reform" means different things to different people, but a lot of people across the political spectrum seem to think Louisiana needs it.
The 10 police reform bills in the Oregon Legislature this session are inching their way to Gov. Kate Brown's desk, and they're some of the most ambitious in the nation.
The Virginia General Assembly is set to reconvene Wednesday to consider Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed amendments on legislation that includes the state budget, marijuana legalization and gun control.
New Mexico’s Legislature has approved the legalization of recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older in a bill that the governor plans to sign, extending the legal cannabis market across the American Southwest.
China has sharply reduced the number of directly elected seats in Hong Kong’s legislature in a setback for the democracy movement.
Two bills involving Class “D” felony convictions and access to firearms have advanced through the legislative process this week.
When the pandemic began, the nation’s governors suited up for a new role as state bodyguards, issuing emergency orders to shutter schools, close cinemas and ban indoor dining in an effort to curb a mushrooming threat. But not everyone likes killjoys, no matter how well-intentioned. Now, state legislatures — saying the governors have gone too far — are churning out laws aimed at reining in the power of their executives to respond to the pandemic
Instead of waiting around for governors and bureaucrats to allow people to breathe freely again, state legislatures should do away with oppressive and scientifically unsupported mask mandates.