Jerry Brown signs bill to raise California minimum wage
California is one of 18 states and the District of Columbia that have minimum wages above the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, and California's $10 minimum is likely to be among the highest in the nation in 2016. Sacramento Bee
W.Va. lawmakers hear marijuana presentation
The National Conference of State Legislatures says 20 states and the District of Columbia permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Marijuana is still outlawed under federal law, however. AP/Herald-Dispatch
After high-profile breach of the Oregon State Capitol, officials consider safety vs. accessibility
By nearly every measure, the research from the National Conference of State Legislatures shows the Salem landmark at the forefront of accessibility — something Oregon leaders take pride in. Statesman Journal
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