Pew Research CenterMarch 12, 2008

Presidential Calendar Boosts ’08 Govs’ Races

Voters in the Tar Heel and Hoosier states will be the first to consider gubernatorial contenders at the same time they make their presidential preferences.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 25, 2008

Govs Press For More Money on Real ID, Medicaid

Meeting in Washington, the states’ chief executives made clear their unhappiness with federal standards for driver’s licenses and costly new Medicaid rules.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 24, 2008

Govs’ Talks Target Clean Coal, Carbon Tax

Governors have few doubts that global warming is a looming threat, but have some major differences about how to address the problem.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 20, 2008

Star-Struck States Sweeten Film Incentives

In their efforts to attract big money from the film industry states are offering tax rebates, no-interest loans and training credits. Come Sunday (Feb. 24), New Mexico may even be able to brag about an Oscar or two. Four films nominated for Academy Awards were shot in the Land of Enchantment.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 31, 2008

States Take Sides in Stem Cell Debate

A backgrounder covers various aspects of the stem cell debate, including an interactive feature illustrating the main techniques used in creating pluripotent cells, a summary of ethical questions raised by scientific advances and a description of the evolution of related state policies.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 30, 2008

Are States Prepared for Problems When Voters Go to the Polls in 2008?

Do the glitches reported during the Florida primary show that many states aren’t ready for election day? Two experts debate the question.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 25, 2008

’Present’ votes defended by Illinois lawmakers

Obama’s former colleagues in the state legislature say that attacks on his ‘present votes’ show that either his opponents don’t understand how things work in Springfield or they are deliberately distorting his record.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 15, 2008

States Vie For Stem-Cell Scientists

As the pace of stem-cell research quickens, seven big states are financing the science in hopes of attracting the world’s best scientists.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 10, 2008

With Focus on the Presidential Race,Stakes are High at the State Level Too

While attention is focused on this year’s presidential election, races with equal or even greater power to impact folks’ everyday lives will be decided at the state level, including 11 governors’ contests, key legislative races and numerous ballot initiatives.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 9, 2008

Report: Teachers Earn Less than Peers

In 40 states, public school teachers fail to make as much as workers in comparable professions, such as reporters and insurance underwriters, according to a new report by the Education Research Center.