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  • Campaigning to extend, or end, one-party rule | The New York Times
    The trend toward one-party control of statehouses has made the states a testing ground for party policies in an era of gridlock in Washington. NCSL's Tim Storey quoted.
  • Aging prisoners shackle state governments | Governing
    As baby boomers age nationally, America’s prison population is graying. What’s less understood, though, is the full extent of the demands an older prison population will place on corrections systems and just how much it will end up costing. NCSL data cited
  • Most suspended Kansas voters claim no party affiliation | Lawrence Journal World
    A majority of the 22,394 voters who will be unable to cast a legal ballot this election in Kansas because of the state's proof-of-citizenship law claim no political affiliation.
  • Legal protections an issue with Florida's medical marijuana amendment | Tampa Bay Times
    Florida's Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana, contains new protections for patients, doctors, caregivers and dispensaries: Those who follow the rules will not suffer "civil liability or sanctions.''
  • N.J. business leaders worried by report on state tax climate | NJ.com
    New Jersey business leaders and policy advocates said Wednesday that drastic changes must be made in the wake of a new report that shows the state once again has the worst tax climate in the country for businesses.
  • More jurisdictions defying feds on deporting immigrants | Stateline
    New York City has decided to limit or refuse cooperation with federal “detainers,” or requests from immigration authorities to hold someone for possible deportation. Almost 300 cities and counties plus the states of California, Colorado and Connecticut have done the same, according to the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, which tracks them.

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