April 8, 2022 -
The U.S. is home to over 730 billionaires, with over 140 living in Southern states. The new budget proposal from President Biden calls on Congress to pass what's being called a "Billionaire Minimum Income Tax" that would levy annual gains in stocks and other assets held by the richest .01% — assets that are not taxed at all now unless they're sold.
December 19, 2018 -
As the lame duck governor heads to the U.S. Senate, Florida is losing its only black Supreme Court justice. That's no accident: A drastic loss in racial diversity on Florida state courts is part of Gov. Scott's legacy and has led to demands for reforming how judges are chosen.
October 18, 2018 -
As Republicans in Florida and West Virginia were about to replace most of the members of their supreme courts, the courts asserted their independence and blocked the partisan moves. But North Carolina's high court still faces the threat of a GOP takeover plan.
October 17, 2018 -
Oil, gas and coal companies are bankrolling the Florida governor's campaign to join the U.S. Senate as increasingly intense storms batter his state.
October 12, 2018 -
A look at the South's major state and federal elections this year, and how a Democratic surge could shift regional politics for years to come.
July 20, 2018 -
With President Trump nominating a judge with a record of hostility to voting rights to the U.S. Supreme Court, state courts and constitutions are likely to play an increasingly critical role in protecting those rights — but those institutions are under political assault by conservatives.
April 27, 2018 -
A federal appeals court recently ruled that Florida can keep its harsh re-enfranchisement system in place. But a November ballot referendum there could lead to reforms, which have also recently come to states including Alabama and Virginia.