Source: Raleigh News & Observer | North Carolina |
April 23, 2013
A bill would require people convicted of felony crimes to wait five years upon the completion of their sentence, probation or parole before they could attempt to re-register to vote. First, though, they would have to get affidavits from two registered voters attesting to their “upstanding moral character” and get the unanimous approval of their local board of elections.
Source: Arizona Republic | Arizona |
April 23, 2013
Three months after she stunned political observers and made her case for expanding Medicaid coverage in Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer is no closer to reaching agreement with Republican legislative leaders on the issue.
Source: Bloomberg | Massachusetts |
April 22, 2013
Managing tragedies or natural disasters are some of the toughest, most complex jobs that confront governors, who must reassure the public while coordinating and executing a response effort in an unforgiving media glare. It’s a moment that can make or break a career.
The federal government's failure to pass comprehensive federal immigration reform has put the onus on state lawmakers to tackle legislation on matters they can control such as granting in-state tuition and driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.
In the wake of failed firearms legislation in the U.S. Senate, Gov. Scott Walker and a top Republican lawmaker made clear Thursday that GOP officials will also block similar legislation in Wisconsin to expand background checks on gun sales.
President Obama’s ambitious effort to overhaul the nation’s gun laws in response to December’s school massacre in Connecticut suffered a resounding defeat Wednesday, when every major proposal he championed fell apart on the Senate floor.
Is your state ready for Marketplace open enrollment in October 2013?
In a few short months, millions of uninsured Americans will qualify for affordable healthcare coverage either through Medicaid, CHIP or tax subsidies.