Several state legislatures have adjourned for 2016. Below are brief summaries of how the legislative sessions concluded in those states.

The House took a step Wednesday toward forming a conference committee on a wide-ranging energy bill.

With major worker shortages expected to persist and even rise for the construction industry, there are calls to bring shop classes back to schools.

U.S. lawmakers still hope major energy reforms will be signed into law in 2016, but the legislation may be held up by Democratic resistance to certain provisions in the House of Representatives' energy bill.

The Department of Agriculture failed to justify the amount of money it collects from U.S. lumber companies to support an industry marketing campaign, a federal judge ruled.

Seemingly everyone applauds the recent surge in home prices as a positive sign for the economy. But, in fact, it isn’t. If anything, it’s a sign the federal government still hasn’t learned its lesson about excessive regulation.

Efforts to roll back energy codes in South Carolina and Maine appear to stall this week.

The Senate on Thursday passed a $37.5 billion package to fund energy and water programs in 2017. 

The DOE has issued a request for information (RFI) seeking feedback from the public to help it improve the regulatory process to make it more effective and less burdensome.

OSHA published a final rule that updates eye and face protection standards.