| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Responding to the Isla Vista shooting rampage, a state Senate panel on Tuesday approved legislation that would allow restraining orders to remove guns from the possession of individuals who are judged by family members, medical workers or the police to be...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A bitter fight has broken out between aerospace industry behemoths over fast-tracked legislation that could provide one company with an upper hand in an upcoming $55-billion competition to build a fleet of next-generation stealth bombers.
On one side is...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:18 PM
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett said Sunday he has not ruled out a veto of the state budget if lawmakers do nothing to address pension debt costs that are eating up more and more taxpayer money.
Corbett made that announcement at a news conference in...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 12:39 PM
A few years ago, the Maryland legislature appointed a panel to assess the way it was funding higher education. As part of its scope, the panel evaluated the funding needs of the state's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), paying...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 11:13 AM
A bill that would expand tax credits for movie studios that stay and film in California was approved 6-0 this week by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee.
AB 1839, also known as the California Film and Television Job Retention Promotion Act of...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:13 PM
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett on Thursday said legislative leaders need to allow lawmakers to vote on bills that would change the state pension systems as part of next year's budget.
The public deserves to know where their local lawmakers stand...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:48 PM
An Assembly bill that aims to protect fire rings in Southern California has passed out of a legislative committee.
The Senate Committee on Natural Resources unanimously approved Assembly Bill 1102 on Tuesday. It will go to the Senate Appropriations...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Legislation to stem so-called runaway film production by offering a tax break for California productions is getting close to final passage.
The proposal, AB 1839 by Assemblymen Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), passed the Senate...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:08 AM
The horrific traffic crash last Saturday at 1 a.m. on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one person and left comedian Tracy Morgan in critical condition at a hospital near Trenton calls attention to the danger of tired truck drivers. Investigators...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- Environmental advocates say a spending bill set for review in the Senate Appropriations Committee could reopen a fight over whether the Environmental Protection Agency may regulate pollution entering small headwater streams that feed into...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:02 AM
On Monday, the Chesapeake Executive Council signed the Chesapeake Watershed Agreement, a collaborative effort across multiple states to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay. But the celebration of the watershed agreement may be premature. Down the...