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A Three-Sided Minimum Wage Debate Moves into Nevada

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

“The reality is that some people, often for unfortunate reasons, don’t have skills that are worth $9, $10 or $15 an hour."

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State Legislators Go Back to Tried and True Execution Methods

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

Debates over drug cocktails? Go back to the chair and firing squad, say some.

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Don’t Take Our Dues: Unions File Suit Against Right-to-Work

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

Walker says new law "will lead to more freedom and prosperity for all of Wisconsin.”

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Bad Food, Illicit Sex, Smuggled Drugs and Guns Inside Michigan Prisons Prompt Questions About Privatization

Friday, March 20th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

When chicken tacos become “cruel and unusual punishment."

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Should State Senator Apologize for Calling Hinduism a ‘False Faith’?

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

Idaho lawmaker says she's "really opposed to having prayer that wasn't Christian" in legislative body.

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Black Caucus Pushes Hard for Ferguson-Inspired Reform in Missouri Legislature

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

Bills range from traffic-ticket revenue to police body cameras and racial-profiling reporting.

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Veto Override in W.Va. a Victory for State-Level Late-Term Abortion Bans

Monday, March 16th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

Gov. Tomblin said he's pro-life but thought 20-week limit wouldn't pass constitutional muster.

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Should Teachers Face Jail Time for Explicit Sex-Ed Content?

Friday, March 13th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

Another bill from Kansas legislator would make sex-ed classes an "opt in" curriculum, not the other way around.

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Could Medical Marijuana Help Reduce Opiate Abuse in Utah?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

Critics fault process toward "monumental shift in policy.”

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Are Common Core Standards Contributing to Youth Suicides?

Friday, March 6th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

One state legislator makes the suggestion.

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Porn Industry Doesn’t Want Law to Force Them to Choose Between Business and Pleasure

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

Proponents say condom regulations are basic workplace safety, while producers say consumers aren't buying it.

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State Lawmakers Order Attorney General to Uphold Virginia’s Gay Marriage Ban

Sunday, March 1st, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

“It is time to discard these discriminatory bans and to recognize the humanity of gay and lesbian Americans," Herring has argued.

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Mississippi Republican Apologizes for ‘Great Mistake’ on Comments About Blacks, Welfare, Gun Violence

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

Take race out of the equation, though, and the stats for his state don't look good.

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Hastings’ Texas Slam Expands to Takedown of the ‘Crazy’ State’s Sex Toys

Saturday, February 21st, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

But the dildo dis' was off... for now.

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Amanda’s Law Would Arm Women on College Campuses

Friday, February 20th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

But gun-control advocates contend weapons wouldn't prevent sexual assaults.

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Michigan GOP Looks to Boost Relevance with Ides of March Primary

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

A soothsayer bids, “Sixty delegates is a pretty big prize for folks to come away with."

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Texas Talks Arming Teachers, Spanking Students

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

One proposal would give teachers right to shoot if they feel they, their students, or the school’s property are in danger.

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States Say ‘Hooray for Hollywood’ with Huge Tax Breaks

Sunday, February 15th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

Now playing the role of Idaho, California...

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Outlaws No More: State Legislatures Stampede to Legalize Hail-By-App Entrepreneurs Uber and Lyft

Friday, February 13th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

But not everyone's on board yet with Uber and Lyft .

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Will Sam Brownback’s Sin Taxes Send Smokers Scrambling Across the Border?

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

Wants the Kansas Legislature to triple the tax on cigarettes and hike the tax on liquor.

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‘Naked Racial Politics’ at Heart of Texas Lawsuit

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

Organization alleges white voters in the county were discriminated against when county officials redistricted.

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Women Champion Higher Pay, Better Benefits for NFL Cheerleaders

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

“If the guy selling you the beer deserves a minimum wage, so does the woman entertaining you on the field."

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Alabama’s Only Lesbian Lawmaker Celebrates Gay Marriage Victory

Monday, February 9th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

She had threatened to out straight lawmakers having alleged extramarital affairs if they didn't vote her way.

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Jeb Bush in Detroit: ‘Immigration Reform Should Be the Lowest Hanging Fruit’

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

Swing-state poll leader starts to unveil "new vision for America," gets trolled by Rand Paul.

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Alaska Legislature Unites to Fight Obama Arctic Drilling Plan

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 - by Rod Kackley

Their message for the White House? You don't know ANWR.

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