Visibility Alone Will Not Keep Transgender Youth Safe

By Chase Strangio and Raquel Willis, The Nation. -

On March 3, Missouri father Brandon Boulware begged lawmakers not to pass a bill that would ban his transgender daughter from participation in her dance squad, volleyball, and tennis teams. To [...]

Insulting Police Would Be A Crime Under Kentucky Bill

By Chris Walker, Truthout. -

A committee within the Kentucky State Senate has advanced a bill that would make insulting a police officer a misdemeanor crime. The proposal, which is part of a larger bill that includes a [...]

College Athletes Demand NCAA Pull Championships From States With Anti-Trans Sports Legislation

Nearly 550 collegiate athletes from across the nation signed onto a letter sent to the NCAA on Wednesday demanding that the association stop holding championships and events in states that have [...]

The Major Struggle For The Rights Of Transgender People Is In The States

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

While the Equality Act that passed recently in the House is getting attention, the critical struggle for the rights of transgender people is taking place in state legislatures. This year, 26 [...]

Attacks On The Rights Of Transgender People Are Rising; Fight Back

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

A growing and coordinated attack on the rights of transgender people is taking place through state legislation and sadly it is receiving support from people across the political spectrum. The [...]

Will 2021 Be Public Banking’s Watershed Moment?

By Ellen Brown, The Web of Debt Blog. -

Just over two months into the new year, 2021 has already seen a flurry of public banking activity. Sixteen new bills to form publicly-owned banks or facilitate their formation were introduced in [...]

More States Propose Harsh New Penalties For Protesting Fossil Fuels

By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huff Post. -

Dawn Goodwin spent her 50th birthday among towering pines and yellow birches whose tree rings make her lifespan seem like a child’s in comparison. But on that cool, overcast Saturday in December, [...]

Missourians Did An End-Around Their Legislature To Expand Medicaid

By JP Keenan, Cristina Corujo, Jason Potere, and Meredith Deliso, ABC News. -

For almost a decade, advocates in Missouri have been lobbying their legislators to expand Medicaid coverage in the red state. Since the Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that the Medicaid expansion [...]

Tribes Defend Themselves Against A Pandemic

By Kalen Goodluck, High Country News. -

As COVID-19 numbers soared across the country this spring, tribal nations began closing their reservation boundaries to non-residents. The Cheyenne River Sioux and Oglala Sioux erected [...]

Preempting Progress In The South

By Hunter Blair, David Cooper, Julia Wolfe, and Jaimie Worker, EPI. -

A new report from the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) at EPI and the Local Solutions Support Center (LSSC) describes the ways in which state interference—in the form of [...]

How Police Reform Was Derailed In California

By Anita Chabria, LA Times. -

Sacramento, CA - By the time the sun set at the Capitol on Monday evening, hours from a legal deadline to pass bills for the year, state Sen. Steven Bradford knew his proposal to strip badges [...]

States Sue Over Rule Limiting Them From Blocking Pipeline Projects

By Rebecca Beitsch, The Hill. -

A coalition of 20 states is suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over a rule that weakens states’ ability to block pipelines and other controversial projects that cross their [...]

ALEC Leading Right-Wing Campaign To Reopen The Economy

By David Armiak and Alex Kotch, Exposed by CMD. -

Documents obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) show that a powerful corporate lobby front group, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), is playing a leading role in the [...]

How State Officials Can Save Main Street With Three Urgent Actions

By the Public Banking Institute. -

As states and cities face a tsunami of emergency expenses, collapsing tax revenues, and a shrinking bond market, we wanted to bring to your attention some new funding possibilities that have [...]