As Detroit braces for the appointment of an emergency manager, it can look at half a dozen municipalities to see how life has changed under these state-appointed advisers who take control of cities on the brink of bankruptcy.
The NCAA asserts that it is unconstitutional for a state government to pass a law that interferes with a contract, one that in this case arises from sanctions imposed on the school as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse case.
Hours after the Obama administration said it was close to approving Florida's plan to put most of its Medicaid patients into managed care, Gov. Rick Scott endorsed expanding Medicaid under Obamacare -- a move that immediately put him at odds with members of his own party.
The Corbett administration persuaded a British firm to keep alive its bid to run the Pennsylvania Lottery, gaining time to try to overcome a ruling by the attorney general rejecting the privatization deal as unlawful.
The governors of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia are pushing President Barack Obama’s choice for interior secretary to abandon federal opposition to drilling off the Atlantic Coast, where production has been blocked for decades.
Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Paul Thissen and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk all say it is time for Minnesota to lift the minimum wage, which now stands at $6.15 -- one of only four states with a wage less than the federal minimum.
Three months after voters overwhelmingly softened California's tough three-strikes law and allowed many inmates sentenced for non-serious and nonviolent offenses to ask for shorter prison terms, the hearings are beginning.
A statewide attendance investigation shows that nine Ohio school districts manipulated their student data, perhaps in an attempt to inflate their state report-card grades, and the findings are being turned over to federal officials.