Legislative

Rick Perry’s path to becoming Energy secretary appears clear, as he avoided any major missteps at his confirmation hearing Thursday while attracting some Democratic support. 

Salisbury City Council members are considering a one-year moratorium on city fees associated with new house construction on vacant lots and some abandoned subdivisions in the city as a way to boost home ownership.

Nova Scotia Trade Minister Michel Samson said he is optimistic after softwood lumber meetings in Washington on Wednesday.

Lawmakers negotiating an energy reform package have run out of time to come to a deal.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards.

Granting amnesty to illegal-immigrant workers would boost the U.S. economy more than trying to deport them, according to new research.

Retired neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential contender Ben Carson has reportedly accepted the role of the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Understanding why a U.S. District Court judge placed an injunction on a recent DOL rule doubling the weekly threshold for salaried workers exempt from overtime pay under the Federal Labor Standards Act to $47,476 annually.

The fate of months of legislative work on a potentially sprawling energy package will be determined in the coming weeks, and key negotiators are signaling arguably different impressions of the likelihood a deal this session.

State legislatures continue to consider legislation to restrict chemicals even as, at the federal level, the Toxic Substances Control Act has been thoroughly overhauled.