Categories & Tags: state legislature

INSTITUTE INDEX: The deepening partisan divide in U.S. politics   |   November 30, 2012
In the wake of the latest election, number of state legislatures that have two chambers dominated by two different parties: 3 Number of state legislatures that are either under...

 

VOICES: New constitutional amendment needed to protect the right to vote?   |   October 11, 2012
By Khalil Abdullah, New America Media The struggle over state-sponsored legislation limiting or redefining how and when citizens can vote has generated contentious debate. Judith...

 

Voter ID coming to North Carolina?   |   February 21, 2012
Last year, North Carolina was one of several states where Republican state leaders aggressively pushed -- and passed -- a voter ID law. But the move prompted a backlash from civil...

 

Remembering Rosa Parks, and some who would rather not   |   May 24, 2007
Last week, the Tennessee General Assembly passed the "Rosa Parks Act", which "expunges public records of persons charged with a misdemeanor or felony while...

 

Immigration bills light up state legislatures; conservatives dominate   |   April 23, 2007
With Congress and the White House deadlocked on immigration, state legislatures have filled the void with a flurry of bills, making it one of the hottest state issues in 2007....

 

Change of Heart   |   April 26, 2005
Facing South told you last week about South Carolina State Rep. John Graham Altman's bizarre outburst at a reporter when she asked him why his committee had passed a bill...