Embattled first-term Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will face a recall this spring after an election was ordered following the collection of more than 900,000 signatures in the wake of his push against union bargaining rights.
People queuing up for Mega Millions tickets aren't the only ones salivating over the record $540 million jackpot that could be won Friday -- some state governments struggling through lean times know a hometown winner would bring a tax bonanza.
A judge in the state of Oklahoma struck down a state law requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound image placed in front of them and to listen to a detailed description of the fetus before the procedure.
After the failure of repeated efforts to end llinois legislators' power to hand out a few scholarships every year without regard to students' needs or qualifications, opponents are making a new push to eliminate the waivers.
Don Bivens, a top Democratic challenger in Arizona's U.S. Senate race, announced that he was ending his campaign because a competitive primary battle was draining resources the party needed to win in November.
Idaho's Republican-controlled Legislature is backing away from a bill requiring women seeking an abortion to get an ultrasound first, capping weeks of Capitol demonstrations, a live Senate ultrasound exhibition on pregnant women and threats against at least one lawmaker.