June 10, 2015 -
If the Supreme Court rules against Affordable Care Act subsidies this month in King v. Burwell, 6.4 million people could lose their health insurance tax credits — and the majority of them live in the South.
May 27, 2015 -
A Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies analysis finds that disclosure of more than $7 million spent in North Carolina's 2014 state-level elections was slowed due to inconsistencies in state reporting rules — including details about more than $1.6 million that were hidden from the public until after the elections had passed.
May 21, 2015 -
Nine states, four of them in the South, hold judicial elections but don't ban judges from seeking campaign cash from people that could appear before them. Following a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a Florida case upholding such bans, judicial watchdogs are working to change the law in these outlier states.
May 20, 2015 -
Last week Florida became the latest among 28 states that now or will soon offer statewide online voter registration. Evidence shows such systems are less prone to fraud, more cost-effective and popular among voters and elections officials alike.
May 18, 2015 -
The Republicans running Mississippi have the prison system in shambles, workers' compensation gutted, education on a precipice — and journalist Joe Atkins looking back to populist Louisiana Gov. "Uncle" Earl Long for solace.
May 7, 2015 -
As Louisiana struggles with a looming $1.6 billion budget deficit, the Jindal administration is helping the state's oil and gas industry avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes and royalties. A new video primer details the scheme using data from state audits.
March 26, 2015 -
This week marked the fifth anniversary of President Obama signing into law the Affordable Care Act, and a "People's Grand Jury" in North Carolina handed down a symbolic indictment of the state's Republican leaders for refusing to expand Medicaid to cover more uninsured low-income people as the law allows.