Personal dividend taxes are highest in blue states

California has the top marginal tax rate on personal dividends income.

States change approach to heroin amid epidemic

States are passing Good Samaritan laws in an effort to save lives.

In California, Governor Moonbeam goes mainstream

The Jerry Brown seeking re-election this year is a far cry from the liberal who governed in the 1970s and 1980s.

Romney backs effort to end nominating conventions in Utah

The former presidential contender wants his party to nominate candidates through primaries.

Gay marriage group launches $1 million PR campaign across South

Freedom to Marry is financing a $1 million campaign to boost support for same-sex marriage.

In 30 states, abortion rates haven’t been this low since at least 1976

The abortion rate has been declining nationally for years.

Washington Democrats veto governor’s state party chair pick

Gov. Jay Inslee's last-minute endorsement of a candidate for state party chair didn't help.

How state and religiousness intersect

Vermont was least religious; Mississippi was the most.

Most states aren’t very good at planning for the future

Just 16 earned high scores from a policy think tank for long-term budget planning.

Seahawks mania sweeps Facebook

Everyone likes a winner.

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