On November 8th, citizens in 35 states vote on 163 ballot initiatives. Initiatives in three states stand out as having a potentially broad national impact — California on reducing drug prices, South Dakota on revamping its political system, and New Mexico on the inequitable use of bail.
The blue-leaning state of Wisconsin is already a major battleground in play in 2016, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump vying for very different voter bases. Clinton will court the two cities, Madison and Milwaukee, while Trump may concentrate on the rest of the state, branding and sneering at the city folk as elites and eggheads.
The worst-kept secret in Lansing is that theocrats and über-moralists Cindy Gamrat and Todd Courser, both Republican Michigan lawmakers, are having a sexual affair.
Thanks to Governor Brownback, Kansas workers can once be discriminated against due to their sexual orientation.