With backing by the NRA, making hunting a constitutionally protected right has become increasingly popular in the past decade. The latest battlegrounds are Alabama and Mississippi.
A first-of-its-kind report finds that the most effective way to reduce public workers' health expenses isn't popular incentive programs and other cost-cutting policies.
Ballot measures in five states propose changes to early voting, voter registration and citizen-led initiatives.
Many state and local agencies fail to properly oversee waiting lists for government programs.