December 18, 2015 -
The past year saw big steps taken toward building a better, stronger and more just South, from wage gains for workers to aid for refugees to grassroots organizing for a more environmentally sustainable future.
November 25, 2015 -
Outgoing Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) signed an executive order this week to automatically restore voting rights to certain felons. The state is among several in the South with harsh felony disenfranchisement laws that disproportionately deprive African-American citizens of access to the ballot.
April 22, 2014 -
A national campaign finance watchdog group analyzed Duke Energy's political contributions to the nation's governors -- and found that North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) received three times more than five other sitting governors combined.
November 9, 2011 -
Both Democrats and Republicans can point to victories in key 2011 Southern contests; also, the mixed results in Mississippi ballot initiatives.
November 8, 2011 -
With 2012 looming, Southerners will take to the polls across the region to decide key legislative races, as well as a nationally-watched ballot initiative in Mississippi.