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Arizona, Nevada voters split on renewable energy measures

Arizonans rejected a renewable energy proposition but the trend continues at the state level to encourage and increase standards in this emerging technology.... Read more»0

Amid court fights, some states consider redistricting commissions

After one of the most litigious rounds of redistricting in recent history, movements have popped up in at least five states to take the power to draw legislative and congressional maps away from legislators and put it in the hands of commissioners.... Read more»0

After same-sex marriage ruling, states reconsider domestic partnerships

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, some states that offer health and retirement benefits to their employees’ domestic partners are considering changing those policies, in large part to save money or avoid discrimination lawsuits.... Read more»0

States try to remove barriers for ex-offenders

About 70 million people are trying to navigate the world with a criminal record. Some states, concerned with the high costs of keeping people locked up, are removing some roadblocks that ex-offenders face. The goal: to increase the chances they’ll succeed in society and lessen the chances they’ll return to prison. Tucson joined the "Ban the Box" movement last year.... Read more»1