State and Local Elections

Sarah Taber, 2024 candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture.

Why I’m Running for Commissioner of Agriculture in North Carolina Why I’m Running for Commissioner of Agriculture in North Carolina

The health of our state’s democracy depends so much on its agriculture and rural economics.

Jan 12, 2024 / Sarah Taber

The Wisconsin Supreme Court listens to arguments from Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General Anthony D. Russomanno, representing Governor Tony Evers, during a redistricting hearing at the state capitol, November 21, 2023, in Madison, Wis.

Wisconsin Prepares to Crush a Slithering Republican Gerrymander Wisconsin Prepares to Crush a Slithering Republican Gerrymander

A newly progressive state Supreme Court has opened the way for scrapping rigged election maps and renewing the promise of representative democracy in a key battleground state.

Dec 28, 2023 / John Nichols

Andrew Cuomo and Eric Adams, 2021, laughing

Blink and You Missed It: NYC Mayor Eric Adams Was Accused of Sexual Assault—and Nothing Happened Blink and You Missed It: NYC Mayor Eric Adams Was Accused of Sexual Assault—and Nothing Happened

Why the big yawn by the media over this particular allegation against New York’s scandal-surrounded mayor might actually be a sign of mature judgment.

Dec 14, 2023 / Ross Barkan

How Ohio Passed the Highest-Stakes Abortion Rights Law Since “Roe” Fell

How Ohio Passed the Highest-Stakes Abortion Rights Law Since “Roe” Fell How Ohio Passed the Highest-Stakes Abortion Rights Law Since “Roe” Fell

The state is now firmly held by Republicans, but organizers found a way to reach voters who are appalled by the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Nov 29, 2023 / Feature / Dani McClain

Nurse understaffing strike

Can Mandated Nurse-to-Patient Ratios Fix Hospitals’ Staffing Crisis? Can Mandated Nurse-to-Patient Ratios Fix Hospitals’ Staffing Crisis?

The nurse staffing crisis isn’t new, but the situation has only intensified since the Covid-19 pandemic. “Our hospitals are at risk if they don’t have enough nurses."

Nov 27, 2023 / StudentNation / Kayla Yup

Can Louisiana Use the Treasurer’s Office to Invest in the Working Class?

Can Louisiana Use the Treasurer’s Office to Invest in the Working Class? Can Louisiana Use the Treasurer’s Office to Invest in the Working Class?

Dustin Granger sees the position as a potential antidote to Republican Governor-elect Jeff Landry, but the progressive candidate still faces an uphill battle in the upcoming Novem...

Nov 16, 2023 / StudentNation / Kennith Woods

lavette mayes posing outside of her home

How We Ended Cash Bail in Illinois How We Ended Cash Bail in Illinois

Lessons from a successful struggle.

Nov 15, 2023 / Will Tanzman

The People’s Republic of Portland, Maine

The People’s Republic of Portland, Maine The People’s Republic of Portland, Maine

Local organizers have gotten the New England town to pass some of the most progressive legislation in the country. Will it stick?

Nov 15, 2023 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

Missouri Abortion Rights

With Abortion Winning on the Ballot, Will Republicans Double Down on a Failing Strategy? With Abortion Winning on the Ballot, Will Republicans Double Down on a Failing Strategy?

The GOP is increasingly ditching labels like “pro-life” and calling for abortion “limits” rather than bans. But some activists and state officials in Missouri continue to bet on t...

Nov 10, 2023 / StudentNation / Molly Morrow

Andy Beshear delivers his victory speech to a crowd at an election night event at Old Forrester’s Paristown Hall on November 7, 2023, in Louisville, Ky.

Democrats Are Supposed to Be in Trouble. Tell That to Andy Beshear. Democrats Are Supposed to Be in Trouble. Tell That to Andy Beshear.

Kentucky’s pro-choice, pro-union governor just beat the combined power of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the Republican money machine.

Nov 8, 2023 / John Nichols

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