Lawmakers Strike Back Against Voter-Approved Ballot Measures

Are legislatures rejecting the “will of the people” or fixing their unworkable laws? Read More

Prisoner Re-Entry

Hoping to make it easier for people leaving prison to re-enter society — and avoid going back — several states enacted laws aimed at helping ex-offenders get jobs, pay off court debt, and access food stamps. Read More

Gas Tax

Driven by an infrastructure crisis, even legislatures dominated by fiscal conservatives are striking deals to raise taxes on gasoline and other fees paid by drivers. Read More
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