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    • Stateline Story
    September 1, 2010
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    The most exciting statewide race in Kansas this November may be the campaign for secretary of state. The interest in the normally obscure contest comes largely because of the candidacy of Kris Kobach, a TV-friendly law professor who helped craft Arizona's controversial immigration law this spring. more

    • Stateline Story
    August 24, 2010
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    TODAY'S TAKE: Not long ago, Arizona's Jan Brewer and Florida's Bill McCollum were seen as underdogs in their campaigns to capture their states' Republican gubernatorial nominations. Ahead of primary elections today (Aug. 24), both candidates are front-runners. more

    • Stateline Story
    August 16, 2010
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    As state legislatures look ahead to next year's redistricting process, several states, including California and Florida, are discussing how to limit partisan tinkering with the maps. Iowa provides a good example of how to do that. But the experience of other states shows that removing politics from redistricting is harder to do than it sounds.
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    • Stateline Story
    August 13, 2010
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    The federal economic stimulus law gave states $3.2 billion to spend on energy efficiency. States are finding creative ways to leverage those dollars to retrofit universities, hospitals, schools and prisons for energy savings. more

    • Stateline Story
    July 29, 2010
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    TODAY'S TAKE: Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is promising a fast-track legal appeal of a court ruling Wednesday (July 28) that invalidated key parts of the state's new immigration law. The ruling will have broad ramifications not only legally, but politically. more

    • Stateline Story
    July 28, 2010
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    In the South and West, providing drivers a sanctuary on the Interstate costs states dollars they don't have. But many Northeastern states make lots of money by commercializing rest areas. The difference is due to an obscure federal law that critics want to change.
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    • Stateline Story
    July 28, 2010
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    TODAY'S TAKE: The explosive Arizona immigration measure that Governor Jan Brewer signed into law in April is scheduled to go into effect on Thursday (July 29), even as the federal government sues to block it. Meanwhile, at least five states are weighing similar laws, according to a new report. more

    • Stateline Story
    July 16, 2010
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    TODAY'S TAKE: Gubernatorial hopefuls in Arizona and Rhode Island have ended their campaigns, delivering fresh momentum to the front-runners in their respective party primaries. In Colorado, the presumptive Republican nominee for governor is facing calls to drop out amid damaging allegations of plagiarism. more

    • Stateline Story
    July 12, 2010
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    TODAY'S TAKE: Arizona Governor Jan Brewer was a lightning rod at the summer meeting of the National Governors Association this weekend, as critics of her state's new immigration law descended on downtown Boston to protest her attendance. Immigration proved to be on the minds of many other governors, too.
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    • Stateline Story
    July 7, 2010
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    TODAY'S TAKE: The federal lawsuit challenging Arizona's new immigration law effectively ends any hopes that the issue would fade before the November elections. Editorialists are split over what to make of it.
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