New studies shed light on how low-income children can beat the odds that are against them in school and beyond.
In Tuesday's GOP primary, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin won a bare majority of the vote.
The short-term effects haven't been as bad as predicted, but local governments are still worried about the long term.
Some are boycotting Georgia after it passed a "heartbeat" bill last week. Others argue there are better ways to protect abortion rights.
One state tried to remove local governments' power to dictate things like paint colors.
Efforts to expand Medicaid to more undocumented children and young adults stalled in Connecticut and Washington state this year.
As they start to roll in, some say the tobacco settlement offers a cautionary tale.
In Colorado, Republicans are trying to oust a dozen Democratic state legislators. It's the latest example of a political party using once-rare recalls as a way to gain control.
We need to reimagine them and invest in them as platforms for health, equity and neighborhood wellbeing.
The Trump administration is pulling some federal funding from California. But that project and others like it are quickly moving forward.
For years, hundreds of cities and counties have been saving money by letting their employees use cheaper drugs from other countries.• Uncertainty Clouds States' Plans to Import Drugs From Canada
On Monday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the nation's first "public option" health insurance bill. Other states aren't far behind.
Tim Storey, who will take over as NCSL's executive director, has pledged to maintain the organization's bipartisan approach.
North and South Carolina teachers rallied this week. Educators in Sacramento, Calif., and Oregon could strike later this month.• The Key to Predicting the Next Teacher Strike
All but one of America's presidents between 1976 and 2004 were governors. Since then, state leaders have barely stood a chance at the Oval Office.