The rules, drafted with an eye toward strict standards in some states, enable the implementation of a bill President Barack Obama signed two years ago in response to deadly food-borne illness outbreaks.
New Hampshire needs to work together to move forward, said newly inaugurated Gov. Maggie Hassan as she pledged to do her part to accomplish that goal through bipartisanship, hard work and transparency.
The measure is sure to be controversial in cities such as Sacramento, which has battled for years over "tent cities" for homeless people, and San Francisco, where voters passed an ordinance barring sitting or lying on sidewalks.
Camden's plan to lay off all of its uniformed police officers has been approved by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission, setting the stage for replacing the Police Department with a new county-run force.
Borrowing an idea being promoted by Republican governors in Texas and Florida, a GOP assemblyman has introduced a bill that would create a pilot program in California for what he's billing as a $10,000 bachelor's degree.
A coalition of gay marriage advocates plans to release a letter this week signed by top Illinois executives and companies endorsing same-sex marriage as an economic imperative, giving a powerful push to a bill that state lawmakers could take up as early as Thursday.
Former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford may be getting back into politics. Sanford seriously is considering run for the 1st District congressional seat that he once held, making phone calls to gauge support for his return to elected office, multiple S.C. politicos, speaking off the record, confirmed late Thursday.
After voters defeated a measure that would have banned same-sex marriage, both sides of the marriage amendment fight are reuniting their troops as they prepare for what is rapidly emerging as the next frontier in the battle -- a push to legalize same-sex marriage in the Legislature.
At one time, the Centers for Disease Control was dedicated to addressing gun violence as a matter of public health. But gun rights advocates accused the CDC of practicing politics rather than science, and Congress stripped the agency of funding for gun-related research.