A new report shows that 32 bills addressing mandatory minimum sentences have passed within the past 5 years alone
Why Legal Weed is Working in Colorado
Inside the debut of the world’s first retail marijuana market
What the Voter ID Law Really Means for Women in Texas
Varying maiden and marriage names on crucial documents, and documents showing genders different to that presented, could cause problems for many voters at the polls
Wendy Davis Laces Up Her Running (for Governor) Shoes
Does the Democratic star stand a chance in Red Texas?
Wendy Davis Eyes Texas Governor Run
Democrat became star for filibuster of antiabortion bill
Rethinking Public School ‘Fat Letters’ for Students
Against some doctors’ recommendations, the state may soon cease notifying the parents of extremely overweight children
Why the Next Florida Voter Purge Will Be Different From the Last
After a failed attempt at clearing the voting roll of noncitizens in 2012, can Florida present evidence that this is a problem before the 2014 election?
How Obama’s 2012 Victory Made Way For GOP State Gains
Barack Obama’s decisive electoral victory over a moderate Republican in 2012 has yet to transfer into many lasting gains in statehouses around the country. In fact, the President’s success last year may be coming back to hurt …
North Carolina Reverts to Red
The state Obama famously captured from Republicans in 2008 is about to enact a flurry of conservative laws.
States Seek A Way To Pass On Digital Accounts After You Die
Two states have passed digital-asset bills, and more are coming.
Moral Mondays: Religious Progressives Protest North Carolina Policies
Almost every Monday since late April, hundreds of protestors have gathered in Raleigh to oppose the state’s budget cuts to unemployment benefits, healthcare funding, education, and other social benefits.
Revenge or Revival, Perry Raids Blue State Jobs With New Vigor
Watching Gov. Rick Perry pitch the wonders of Texas to an audience is a little like sitting in the front row of a ’50s Broadway musical…
States Rush to Ban Employers from Asking for Social Media Passwords
Should your boss ever have access to your Facebook page? What about a prospective boss? Or your school administrator? Lawmakers in more than 30 states have considered those questions this session.