September 4, 2017 -
As wages stagnate nationally, more Southern states than ever before are embracing anti-union laws and laws to prevent local governments from raising pay and requiring family sick leave.
June 2, 2017 -
As debate around immigration and "sanctuary cities" has flared, Southern states have led the country in enacting policies that ban such local efforts to limit involvement with federal immigration enforcement.
April 14, 2017 -
When states preempt progressive local policies, it's not just a political power struggle that ensues but real suffering for those who would benefit most from anti-discrimination, minimum wage and other measures.
March 31, 2017 -
Immigrant-welcoming local governments in the South are navigating a challenging political terrain as states in the region adopt bans on so-called "sanctuary" policies and as the federal government also moves to crack down on sanctuary communities.
April 1, 2016 -
North Carolina's controversy over a state law pre-empting local LGBT protections brings into sharp relief a political battle underway between growing, progressive Southern cities and conservative state leadership.