February 1, 2017 -
As attention turns to President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, state courts that handle a million times more cases face an unprecedented threat to their integrity from secretive special-interest spending.
January 27, 2017 -
On transgender rights, immigrant protections, minimum wage increases and more, Southern cities are facing escalating efforts by state and federal officials to block local progress.
January 6, 2017 -
This week North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) announced he would take action to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, just months after his Louisiana counterpart did the same. But now congressional Republicans are vowing to repeal the law altogether.
December 16, 2016 -
Immigrant advocates in Southern states say they'll continue to fight deportations and hostile rhetoric under the new administration — just as they have done for years at the state and local level.
December 15, 2016 -
A Louisiana environmental health advocate says that if President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson, does for the world what he's done for Louisiana, "God help us."
December 2, 2016 -
The campaign that's been successfully winning minimum wage hikes held nationwide mass protests this week, signaling its intention to put pressure on Republican President-elect Donald Trump, who's made conflicting statements on wage policy.
November 11, 2016 -
With their capture of the Kentucky House, Republicans now enjoy majorities in every state legislative chamber in the South.