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Protest in Arizona

The threat of Arizona-style laws has strengthened pro-immigrant coalitions in unlikely places.

Maine Governor Paul LePage

The fight to counter LePage’s extremism is gaining support not only among progressives in the state but within the Republican Party too.

It took opportunistic politicians and ridiculous, shameful language on religious exemptions, but gay and lesbian New Yorkers can finally tie the knot.

Nikki Haley

South Carolinians are beginning to feel duped by their new governor’s cronyism.

For the first time in fifty years, a sitting president visits the United States' largest territory—where citizens can't vote in presidential elections, but are still hit up for campaign cash.

Legislation proposing a publicly owned state bank, the underpinning of a truly local economy, stands a good chance of passing in this session.

Arizona's notorious anti-immigrant crusader is about to become the first State Senate president in US history to be recalled.

Protests in Madison, Wisconsin

Under attack, labor and its allies are redirecting energy and resources to state-level fights.

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Only the deepest cuts in the country will satisfy this crowd. Will the treatment kill the patient?

Protest in Ohio

Facing a state budget that guts public jobs and services, a progressive coalition comes alive.

Blogs

It is time to call out politicians who use the authority of government to weaken existing unions and to thrwart the right to organize.

February 22, 2014

Fallout from release of emails of convicted aides damages Wisconsin governor’s presidential prospects.

February 19, 2014

West Virginians still have many questions left unanswered.

February 11, 2014

When a winter storm gridlocked Georgia, teachers and school employees proved their worth.

February 5, 2014

Now that a key player in New Jersey’s bridge scandal is challenging the governor's defenses, Christie is in for a long hard ride at home—not a  presidential campaign.

January 31, 2014

Lethal injection drug shortages have lawmakers scrambling for alternative execution methods.

January 30, 2014

Don’t blame weather forecasters. Don’t just blame the weather. The mess in Atlanta owes a lot to wrongheaded politicians like Governor Nathan Deal.

January 30, 2014

The state is moving forward with a secretive overhaul of licensing requirements that place exceptional burdens on women and providers. 

January 27, 2014

After an intense battle over how to use the state’s JPMorgan payout, all of the funds will go to ease troubled homeowners.

January 22, 2014

Sixteen states and 500 communities have demanded an amendment to the US Constitution. Twenty fourteen will be a year of action.

January 21, 2014