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Most Rookie Governors Are Off to a Good Start

Almost a year into their new job, most have been largely successful. But some are struggling to lead.

Ballot Selfies: A Freedom of Speech or Danger to Democracy?

The issue has reached courts and legislatures in many states, but there's no national consensus on the legality of taking a photo of a completed ballot and posting it on social media.

The Upcoming Supreme Court Cases That Matter Most for States and Localities

The justices will hear cases this month on collective bargaining, juvenile justice, water rights and more.

The Changing Relationship Between Ex-Criminals and Their Parole Officers

Rather than acting as former offenders' enemies, parole and probation officers are now working to be their mentors. Can it reduce recidivism?

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