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What to do about the states’ budget crises?

States and cities across the country are in financial straits right now. The recent recession caused steep declines in state revenues, while simultaneously driving up the demand for government social services. This one-two punch has left many localities reeling.

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As election season begins, spending on campaigns breaks records

Corporations and labor unions are spending record amounts on political campaigns, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling. Monica Youn of the Brennan Center explains the new rules and how they might affect the November elections.

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Interest groups spend millions to control state courts, study finds

Interest groups and corporations have spent millions to in an effort to influence state Supreme Courts across the country, a new study finds. Some experts — including Sandra Day O’Connor — fear justice can be bought by the highest bidder.

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