September 26, 2013

Governor Jerry Brown of California signed a bill approving a $2 hike in the state’s minimum wage, with the increase to be rolled out during the next three years.

August 5, 2013

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill authorizing a sales tax holiday in Massachusetts for the upcoming weekend of Aug. 10.

May 15, 2013

The administration of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has agreed to allow the construction of a 4.5-acre complex called Fenway Center in the area around Fenway Park in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood.

January 30, 2013

Youngstown, Ohio-based Cafaro Co. said that Ross Dress for Less will open a new store at Governor’s Square Mall, its first in the Clarksville, Tenn., area.

January 16, 2013

The Toys “R” Us Children’s Fund announced it has made a $1 million donation to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, created by New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie to aid, comfort and rebuild the Garden State in the wake of the devastation that impacted so many children and families.

January 10, 2013

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Arkansas governor Mike Beebe announced Thursday that Wal-Mart will join an Arkansas program intended to change the way that private insurers and Medicaid pay for services.

August 8, 2012

In letters sent to President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, the Retail Industry Leaders Association urged both to consider the retail industry’s prominent role in the U.S. economy as they advance their visions for the future.

August 6, 2012

Walgreens has agreed to create 500 jobs in Illinois over three years and invest $75 million to expand and renovate more than two dozen of its corporate offices, according to the Chicago Tribune.

July 12, 2012

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett said that PetSmart will open a new distribution center in Bethel Township, Berks County, Pa.

May 30, 2012

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to the announcement that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has reached an agreement with Amazon.com requiring the online retailer to begin collecting state sales tax on purchases made in New Jersey by July 1, 2013.

December 19, 2011

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation that grants hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks and incentives aimed at keeping Sears Holdings Corp., along with CME Group Inc., which operates the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, headquartered in Illinois.

October 11, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown of California vetoed a bill that would have required comprehensive economic-impact reports before big-box superstores could begin construction.

September 23, 2011

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) thanked California Governor Jerry Brown for signing legislation that would help level the playing field between online-only retailer Amazon.com and brick-and-mortar stores across California.

July 12, 2011

By Daniel J. Schuch, Nelsy C. Gómez and David L. Barron

July 12, 2011

On June 17, 2011, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed a bill into law that will limit an employer’s right to prohibit guns and ammunition in the workplace.

April 29, 2011

Triple Five Worldwide Development Co. LLC, owner of the Mall of America in Minnesota, reached a deal with lenders and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to complete and expand the stalled Meadowlands Xanadu entertainment complex in East Rutherford, N.J., Bloomberg reported.

March 10, 2011

The Retail Industry Leaders Association on Thursday praised Illinois Governor Pat Quinn for signing the e-Fairness legislation, which addresses the long-standing inequity in the retail sales industry between brick-and-mortar retailers and their online-only counterparts.

October 21, 2010

Cafaro Co. said it has been named “Developer of the Year” by Dick’s Sporting Goods,...

December 17, 2008

New York Gov. David Paterson unveiled a 2009-2010 fiscal year state budget of $12.1 billion...

June 26, 2008

Governor Charlie Crist of Florida signed legislation this week that requires pharmacy technicians to meet...

June 4, 2008

Governor Bill Ritter, Colorado, on Wednesday will sign legislation that will allow Wal-Mart to expand...

May 27, 2008

After having been selected as one of 19 states to partner with Wal-Mart Stores in...

December 31, 2007

Last month, more than 4 million American businesses, including 960,000 retailers, were sent 2007...

October 14, 2007

San Francisco, Republican...