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 [...]