California's progressive political imperatives are having such glaring real-world repercussions that it's hard to keep ignoring them.
A judge has ruled that the town's Confederate monuments must stay.
Milton Friedman famously observed that "nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program." The rare demise of a government program, it seems, is temporary too.
A weekend where a few items are free of sales taxes is a poor substitute for permanent reforms.
And it's actually kind of great.
Consolidation in hospital markets is one cause of rising healthcare costs.
A Texas City Attorney Was Arrested and Detained for Helping Three Young Migrants on the Side of the Road
One of the migrants was gravely ill.
Straw banners have sucked victory from the jaws of defeat.
The bill represents a win for defenders of plastic straws
SB 50 is starting to look less like a bold reform, and more like a marginal improvement on a dreadful status quo.
Plus: a Robert Kraft/spa-sting update, Florida sex-buyer registry nixed, D.C. activist alleges entrapment, and more sex-work and sex-policy news.
A candid picture of how investors see the slowly unfolding pension crisis
Licensing laws tend to lock workers in place, but Gov. Doug Ducey says it's time to stop that foolishness.
California's fiscal foundation is built on rock, says Gov. Gavin Newsom, but it's really more like sand.
Fortunately, fireworks regulations have been getting more liberal with each passing year.
"We have a legal and moral obligation to provide and deliver on the promises that have been made," says Gov. Matt Bevin, who called the session Monday.
Thanks to an anti-Trump wave that crashed across California in the midterm elections, Democrats will now have legislative supermajorities.
Now that a Democrat will be governor, Wisconsin GOP is suddenly uncomfortable with letting governors direct economic development schemes.
Interestingly enough, State Rep. Nick Sauer cosponsored an an ethics and sexual harassment bill during his short two years in office.
Widespread demand, scofflawry, and loosening laws are making firecrackers, fountains, and bottle rockets easier to get.
A blow against federalism, tax competition, and small businesses trying to expand.
Faced with the possibility of fines or legal battles, many will choose not to speak at all.
It's the only state to require the nonsensical license, and its state senators just voted to keep it that way.
Taxpayer contributions to pension plans have doubled in the past decade, but pension debt continues to increase.
A rural inland group wants to split from the coastal communities and from Sacramento.
On the cusp of ending a two-month budget impasse, Wisconsin lawmakers might stick it to Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms.
Instead of splitting the state into six parts, lawsuit proposes increasing number of state lawmakers to give voice to rural residents of the state.
Rep. Justin Amash breaks from party and rejects both bills, citing constitutional violations.
Budget chaos at the state level isn't helping.
Like in Colorado, New York, and Vermont, California is learning that a single-payer plan would be prohibitively expensive.
House-Passed Health Care Bill Gives States Escape Hatches From Obamacare Mandates; They Might Never Get to Use Them
For reasons practical and political, the waivers included in the AHCA to earn Freedom Caucus support might be mostly useless.
No cities in the state have been targeted by the Justice Department for noncompliance, but never mind.
Organizer decides he wants to continue to live in Russia.
Another Compromise to Dump N.C.'s Transgender Bathroom Panic Law Draws Criticism (UPDATE: Governor Signs into Law)
State still wants to keep cities from adding to antidiscrimination protections.
After years of using cries of "federalism!" to challenge the Obama administration, the tone, predictably, has shifted to one of cooperation and opportunity.
Certificate of Public Need laws mean Virginia residents have fewer options and pay more for health care. Hospitals successfully lobbied against reform again.
Texas and California represent polar opposites on federal cooperation.