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.

Pew Research CenterNovember 19, 2007

States Clammed Up After 9/11

The 2001 terrorist attacks led every state but South Dakota to restrict access to all sorts of information deemed critical to homeland security.

Pew Research CenterNovember 8, 2007

Election ’07: Lessons Learned

Tuesday’s elections proved once again that all politics is local as voters in three states soundly rejected governors’ pet projects and others put big-ticket spending items on the state’s credit card while providing possible clues to the voters’ mood for ’08. Also a graphic look at the before and after in three states where the entire legislatures were up for grabs.

Pew Research CenterNovember 7, 2007

Election ’07: Tuesday’s Winners and Losers

A roundup of state legislature and gubernatorial race outcomes and a look at the fate of high profile ballot initiatives across the states.