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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

The state of New Jersey has saved millions of dollars by relying on prison labor to refurbish furniture in the governor’s office.

Lituya Bay, Gulf of Alaska

The waters of the Gulf of Alaska are some of the most pristine in the world. That will change next month.

Like other struggling schools, the University of Arizona is raising out-of-state tuition—and courting the affluent students who can afford to pay it.

The powerful US Attorney insists he’s not interested—but even if he changes his mind, recent legal setbacks may foil his chances.

Wanggaard

In Wisconsin, a new bill is threatening to kill workers’ one day of rest.

Prayer after a whale hunt

An ice-choked ocean, tens of thousands of whales, no proven technology in case of emergency and a mission for oil: what could possibly go wrong?

Bruce Rauner

When a millionaire governor decrees austerity, it’s time for the left to step up.

Nelson Rockefeller eats a quick meal during a hunting trip, 1934.

Why the line from Barry Goldwater to Ted Cruz runs over Nelson Rockefeller.

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Should we give him a second chance? Yes—with skepticism and with hope.

Blogs

North Carolina’s new voting restrictions are preventing African-Americans and Democrats from voting.

June 16, 2015

State legislators have passed a budget that prioritizes anti-choice politics over access to life-saving cancer screenings.

June 4, 2015

In a victory for the Fast Food workers movement, New York’s governor has created a path for wage increases through executive action.

May 13, 2015

Texas messes with the Feds.

May 8, 2015

And other lies your local Officer Friendly tells you.

April 14, 2015

Allies of the Wisconsin governor are spending heavily to get control of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court.

April 6, 2015

Pressed by GOP mayor and state’s largest paper, governor moves to rework law condemned by LGBT groups.

March 31, 2015

One of the country's most restrictive voter ID laws will now be in effect.

March 23, 2015

Want higher turnout? No problem. Automatically register voters and allow them to vote by mail.

March 18, 2015