ScienceJanuary 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.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 8, 2008

22 Governors Weigh in on Presidential Race

Candidates covet endorsements by state chief executives, and so far 22 governors have announced their choices.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 2, 2008

Legislative Roundup: 2007 Marked by Activism

Disgusted with federal gridlock, states are carving out their own global-warming and immigration laws and expanding health coverage for uninsured children.

Pew Research CenterDecember 28, 2007

New Year, New Laws

As partygoers count down the seconds toward New Year’s Day, not everyone will be celebrating. At least 31 states will start to enforce new laws, and some of them can seem pretty tough, ranging from where you can smoke in Illinois to how much it costs to enter a strip club in Texas.

Pew Research CenterDecember 21, 2007

Greetings from Your Governor!

Stateline has collected this year’s set of gubernatorial holiday greetings including a cowboy poem, original artwork, lots of family photos, several pets and even a few mentions of a Merry Christmas.

Pew Research CenterDecember 13, 2007

With Feds Stuck, States Tackle Immigration

State lawmakers have taken widely divergent approaches to dealing with an influx of immigrants; some are rolling out welcome mats while others are slamming shut their doors.

Pew Research CenterDecember 7, 2007

States Take Lead in Housing Crisis

From establishing foreclosure hotlines to temporarily freezing sub-prime interest rates, states are at the forefront of policymaking to minimize damage from the mortgage meltdown.

Pew Research CenterNovember 28, 2007

Tobacco Case Could Limit State Powers

Forty state laws regulating internet tobacco sales — and many other laws governing dangerous products — are at stake in a case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this week.