Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Bid to Legalize Marijuana in Vermont Goes Up In Smoke

A measure that would have made Vermont the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes through the state legislature died in a special session Wednesday after a quiet lobbying… Read More
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Arkansas Closer to Adopting Voter ID Law

Arkansas legislators have approved rules necessary to implement a new voter-identification law that could go into effect as early as September. The state Board of Election Commissioners approved the rules… Read More
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

N.J. Investigating Drug Makers in Multi-State Painkiller Probe

As Gov. Chris Christie openly pushes his agenda focusing on treatment and prevention of opioid abuse, his administration is quietly expanding the effort to the legal front. Read More
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Texas Gov. Abbott Signs "Sandra Bland Act" Into Law

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday signed into law a measure that seeks to address the circumstances that led to the death of Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead… Read More
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Internet Privacy: California Bill Would Protect Users from Being Secretly Tracked

Nearly three months after Congress struck down federal regulations that aimed to protect internet users from having their online activities secretly tracked and sold, state lawmakers are unveiling new legislation… Read More
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Federal Pullback, Climate Change Could Boost State Spending on Disasters

The tornado hit the suburbs of east New Orleans at lunchtime on a mild Tuesday in February. The twister spun across mid-century ranch houses still etched with the spray-painted symbols… Read More
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Study: Minorities Get an Excess of Ineffective Health Care

Minority patients face a double whammy: Not only are they more likely to miss out on effective medical treatments than white patients, but, according to a new study, they're also… Read More
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

In Just One Year, Nearly 1.3 Million Americans Needed Hospital Care for Opioid-Related Issues

The coast-to-coast opioid epidemic is swamping hospitals, with government data published Tuesday showing 1.27 million emergency room visits or inpatient stays for opioid-related issues in a single year. Read More
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Supreme Court to Hear Potentially Landmark Case on Partisan Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court declared Monday that it will consider whether gerrymandered election maps favoring one political party over another violate the Constitution, a potentially fundamental change in the way American… Read More
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Civilian Oversight of Police Appeals to Many. But Is It Always Effective?

Last week, voters in Los Angeles passed a measure widely condemned by Black Lives Matter, the ACLU of Southern California and other activist groups in favor of police accountability and… Read More
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