November 29, 2011 -
During debate before the North Carolina Senate voted to repeal a law addressing racial bias in death-penalty administration, Republicans refused to respond seriously to studies that show race plays a role in who's sentenced to death.
November 21, 2011 -
Several North Carolina legislators are in Pennsylvania today for a fact-finding mission about the controversial natural-gas drilling method known as fracking -- and their tour guide is Chesapeake Energy, one of the nation's largest fracking companies.
January 27, 2006 -
In what passes for "the health care debate" in this country -- the only wealthy nation that doesn't attempt some form of universal care -- many states are forming commissions and holding hearings into how to face the two key issues of health policy: rising costs and declining coverage.
August 8, 2005 -
Each year, cash-strapped state and local governments shovel over $50 billion worth of tax breaks, free or low-cost land, and other "recruitment incentives" to corporations who promise to locate or expand in their area.