January 25, 2013 -
North Carolina and Louisiana are among the states considering a plan to eliminate corporate and personal income taxes. But analyses of the plan and other work by its author find serious flaws -- and one of the plan's own financiers is distancing himself from it publicly.
January 18, 2013 -
Southern states with weak gun laws are a major source of weapons used to commit crimes in other states -- but some of the region's political leaders say they plan to resist new federal initiatives to curb gun violence.
January 16, 2013 -
Over five months since the Texas Brine sinkhole first appeared over the Napoleonville Salt Dome, residents of Louisiana's Bayou Corne struggle to be heard by Gov. Bobby Jindal -- and look to Washington for help.
January 2, 2013 -
Speaking today at the N.C. Bankers Association's 2013 Economic Forecast Forum, incoming Republican Gov. Pat McCrory said he would waste no time in joining with Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia to begin negotiating with the federal government to drill offshore for gas and oil.
December 14, 2012 -
The economic downturn is pushing more U.S. children into poverty, and it's no longer a problem limited mostly to Southern states.
December 12, 2012 -
A professor involved in a scientific conflict of interest scandal at the University of Texas has moved to a Louisiana coastal research nonprofit -- where he continues to be less than upfront about his oil and gas industry connections.
December 11, 2012 -
In addition to hearing challenges to laws banning same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, landmark civil rights legislation that's been increasingly under attack.