Supreme Court upholds NJ sports betting ban The Newark Star-Ledger The U.S. Supreme Court spurned New Jersey's long effort to legalize sports betting, handing another defeat to Gov. Chris Christie and lawmakers who view it as a way to revive Atlantic City and the state's ailing racetracks.
Virginia lawmakers pass budget, avert shutdown The Washington Post The Virginia General Assembly completed work late Monday on a two-year, $96 billion state budget, averting a government shutdown and at least temporarily thwarting Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s key priority of expanding health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Google's states of play Associated Press Google quietly has planted its political roots in places far beyond the Beltway — in state legislatures and city councils that have become hotbeds for tech policy fights.
NCSL launches elections research database NCSL has launched the Elections Administration Research Database, which brings together over 1,900 reports that, altogether, address a wide range of elections topics. It is supported by generous funding from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Protecting public employees' testimony The U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously that the First Amendment protects a public employee who provides truthful sworn testimony, compelled by a subpoena, outside the course of his or her ordinary responsibilities.