Do schools’ dress codes unfairly target girls of color?
Candice is a St. Louis, Mo., native who received her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her master's from American University in Washington, D.C. Before joining Governing, she worked as a web producer for Politico, a politics fellow with The Atlantic, and a weekend White House freelancer for Bloomberg. She has covered criminal justice, education and national politics.
It's the first state where the legislature -- not voters -- legalized cannabis sales. But that's not all that makes it unique.
2018 was a bad year for GOP female candidates. The ones that did win elections don't hold as much power as Democratic women.
A growing number of states and cities are letting residents identify as neither male nor female, setting up a cascade of tough policy questions.
Less than half of the states where the drug treatment is legal protect patients from employment discrimination. Courts have generally sided with employers -- until recently.
Some cities are hiring people to share locals' stories and change the traditional narrative surrounding the place they call home.
Some are targeting bar and restaurant staff to better respond to sexual harassment and violence.
States are starting to address the jurisdictional issues that leave so many of these cases unsolved.
The state-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corp is building rail cars for some of America's biggest cities, prompting cybersecurity concerns and bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate.
A Miami suburb might be the first in the nation to let residents participate in -- not just watch -- public meetings from anywhere they have an internet connection.
Jails and prisons around the country are replacing in-person visits with video calls, enacting strict mail policies and other regulations that limit inmates' communication with family, friends and lawyers.
As most Americans struggle with money management, some states are making schools teach kids about personal finance. What's the best age to start?
Police departments have been sending their leaders to Israel to learn about the country's counterterrorism strategies since the 1990s. But growing opposition is pushing some to rethink these exchange programs.
The Trump administration has shifted away from overseeing police in favor of tackling violent crime.
On the heels of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s controversial confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, these results raise questions about how alleged misconduct factors into voters’ decisions.
Faced with the prospect of up to a third of jobs being eliminated by automation in the next decade, governments are taking another look at Universal Basic Income.
In a year with more redistricting measures than usual, voters in several states reduced politicians' role in the process of drawing voting districts.
Washington state, which has a history of letting voters weigh in on guns, now ranks among the states with the toughest firearm laws.
Fatal police shootings rarely result in convictions. In Chicago and Texas, they just did.
The state is the latest where voters have weighed in on the debate.
In 2016, Coloradoans voted against abolishing slavery as punishment for a crime. This year, they had a change of heart.
Massachusetts voted to keep a 2016 law that protects transgender people from discrimination in public spaces.
Since the Pennsylvania report, several other states have launched investigations into the Catholic Church. But in some of them, laws prevent many child victims from seeking legal justice.
The unprecedented legislation implements an automatic statewide process to potentially reduce or dismiss sentences and records for crimes that are no longer illegal under state law. Other states are pursuing similar policies.
As the Trump administration plans to weaken environmental rules, a federal court has said that some Obama-era regulations didn't go far enough.
There's a small but growing movement among prosecutors to automatically reduce sentences and expunge criminal records from before the drug was legal.
In a year with an unprecedented number of female candidates, the debate is being revisited after the federal government weighed in.
In a test of public support for unions following the Supreme Court's Janus ruling, voters rejected Missouri's right-to-work law on Tuesday.
Public institutions across the country invest in the private prison operators of immigration detention centers and contract directly with the federal immigration enforcement agency.
Rhode Island is using new tactics to hold fossil fuel companies responsible for disaster-related infrastructure damage.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill that places Massachusetts among a growing number of states making it hard to not be registered.
What if everyone got a paycheck that they didn't work for? It's called universal basic income, and with the help of tech entrepreneurs, Stockton, Calif., is the latest city to test it.