States of Change in 2013

EDUCATION

INDIANA LEADS 'COMMON CORE' PULLBACK
JUSTICE

IDAHO CLIPS DRONES' WINGS
SOCIAL ISSUES

Arkansas, North Dakota Set Strict Abortion Limits

Arkansas and North Dakota set the country's strictest abortion limits, at 12 and six weeks after conception, respectively.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states cannot ban abortions before a fetus becomes viable outside the womb, generally thought to be 22 weeks or so.

ROADS

BUILDING A BRIDGE TO CANADA
HEALTH

THE LATEST IN OFFICE SUPPLIES: TREADMILLS
SOCIAL ISSUES

WAZZUP! HOME BREWING LEGALIZED IN ALL STATES
LABOR

STATES RESIST SICK LEAVE RULES
ECONOMY

AGs PRESS BANKS ON MORTGAGE SETTLEMENT
&
IMMIGRATION

TUITION BREAKS FOR IMMIGRANTS IN MORE STATES
TAXES

VIRGINIA SCRAPS GAS TAX
JUSTICE

NO SHARIAH IN STATE COURTS
HEALTH

PLUNGE IN PUBLIC HEALTH SPENDING
ENERGY + ENVIRONMENT

NEW YORK SEEDS 'GREEN BANK'
BUDGET

STATES RUSH TO FIX CAPITOLS AFTER YEARS OF DECLINE
TECHNOLOGY

STATE SECURITY CHIEFS RAISE CYBERATTACK ALARM
EDUCATION

SCHOOLS TAKE AIM AT HIGH-TECH CHEATERS
SOCIAL ISSUES

STATES GET OUT OF THE BOOZE BUSINESS
ENERGY + ENVIRONMENT

WATER WARS
 
BUDGET

CALIFORNIA WRANGLES OVER NEW REVENUE
JUSTICE

ILLINOIS LAST TO PERMIT CONCEALED GUNS
SOCIAL ISSUES

VERMONT OKs DOCTOR-ASSISTED SUICIDE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

KENTUCKY LANDS LEXUS
TAXES

DON'T TAX MY BOWLING!
LABOR

HAWAII SETTLES LABOR DISPUTE
  ENERGY + ENVIRONMENT

SUPERSTORM ROILS COASTAL POLICIES
TECHNOLOGY

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT
JUSTICE

NUMBER OF STATES WITH DEATH PENALTY DECREASES
HEALTH

MEDICAID EXPANSION = MORE MONEY FOR MENTAL HEALTH
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

CURT SCHILLING: GAME OVER
  ENVIRONMENT

STATES SCRAMBLE TO KEEP AQUIFERS FROM RUNNING DRY
CAMPAIGN FINANCE

STATES CRACK DOWN ON SECRET CONTRIBUTIONS
IMMIGRATION

UNDOCUMENTED CHILDREN: BIG PROBLEM, BIG PRICE TAG
JUSTICE

BLUE STATES TIGHTEN GUN CONTROL
LABOR

RAISES FOR STATE WORKERS
EDUCATION

MINNESOTA TODDLES TOWARD ALL-DAY KINDERGARTEN
ENERGY + ENVIRONMENT

CO2 EMISSIONS
HALVED IN NORTHEAST
IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRANTS WIN DRIVER'S LICENSES
  LABOR

MICHIGAN UNIONS DODGE 'RIGHT-TO-WORK' LAW
 
ENERGY + ENVIRONMENT

CALIFORNIA IS FIRST TO TRY CAP AND TRADE
SOCIAL ISSUES

OREGON ELECTS FIRST LESBIAN HOUSE SPEAKER
ENERGY + ENVIRONMENT

NEBRASKA CLEARS PATH FOR KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE
  ENERGY + ENVIRONMENT

ALASKA GIVES BIG TAX BREAK TO BIG OIL