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Obama Immigration Program, Blocked By Texas Judge, Wins 14 States’ Support

14 states are backing up the White House on immigration.

March 13, 2015
Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn and candidate Bruce Rauner laid out their plans to tackle Illinois' biggest issues at the Metropolitan Planning Council's Aug. 28, 2014 Annual Luncheon. Photos by Tricia Scully. (Metropolitan Planning Council via Flickr)

Reclaiming Our State Budgets

America isn’t broke — it’s just keeping too much of our wealth in too few pockets.

March 5, 2015

Immigration Changes Wouldn’t Solve Health Issues

Millions of immigrants will be protected from deportation under DAPA and DACA — but they won’t be eligible for federal health programs.

March 2, 2015

Politicians For Local Control, Except When They’re Not

Conservatives love local government — until the locals embrace progressive policies.

February 26, 2015

In Both Red And Blue States, Talk Of Middle-Class Tax Cuts

Both Democrats and Republicans are looking at new tax cuts in 2015.

February 18, 2015

Texas Lawmakers Introducing Measures To Roll Back Advances For Gay Rights

Texas Republicans are going to war against anti-discrimination laws.

February 5, 2015

More States Lean Toward Medicaid Expansion

These red states are considering expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

February 3, 2015

New York’s Heastie Set To Lead Assembly As First Black Speaker

Meet the man who will likely replace Sheldon Silver as New York Assembly speaker.

January 30, 2015
US economic growth surged to its highest level in 11 years in the third quarter, data released on December 23 showed

Big Tax Bills For The Poor, Tiny Ones For The Rich

America’s broken tax codes don’t aren’t just exacerbating inequality — they’re hurting the economy.

January 23, 2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Silver Said To Surrender To FBI

New York’s government has been thrown into chaos by the arrest of its assembly speaker.

January 22, 2015

States, Cities Brace For Global Warming Fallout

Congressional climate change truthers can’t stop local officials from protecting their communities.

December 29, 2014

Policing Private Contractors Is Challenge For States

By Jenni Bergal, Stateline.org WASHINGTON — Hurricane Sandy victims were improperly denied grant money to rebuild. Criminals escaped from halfway houses and committed murder and assault. Case managers for people with developmental disabilities failed to file accurate reports about their visits with clients. Those were some of the findings of a recent Rutgers University study, which concluded […]

August 13, 2014

States Pursue Tax Cuts As Recovery Takes Hold

By Elaine S. Povich, Stateline.org WASHINGTON — Maybe New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should borrow a pair of crutches. They might have helped Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s cause. Dayton, a Democrat, hobbled into the state Capitol five weeks after major hip surgery and blasted lawmakers for holding up the tax cuts he wanted. After quarrelling […]

March 30, 2014