State Dream Acts have drawn passionate responses from both advocates and critics. But evidence suggests these measures have had limited impact.
Almost every state has been sued for not investing enough in education, especially in poorer districts. But localities may be more to blame.
Struggling to afford new lifesaving drugs for low-income patients, states are trying to force manufacturers to reveal their costs and profits.
Mike Huckabee may be one of the more conservative presidential candidates, but as governor, he expanded government programs and increased taxes.