Oregon task force to take on GMOs Salem Statesman Journal Six months after Oregon banned cities and counties from regulating genetically modified crops and seeds, a governor-appointed task force will take a statewide look at the issue.
Minnesota considers ending lawmakers' immunity Associated Press A college project that alleged some state lawmakers might have used immunity to avoid drunken-driving arrests has sparked debate in Minnesota over whether to scrap a more than 150-year-old protection similar to those still on the books for Congress and most state legislatures. NCSL research cited
States are reducing their reliance on prisons with policies that go beyond traditional probation and parole supervision. Learn how new funding mechanisms are helping states reduce crime and control costs in a session at the NCSL Legislative Summit.
Study ranks states on election performance For candidates, a good election is one where they win. For researchers, a good election means, in part, that all eligible voters were able to cast a ballot, turnout was strong and polling places saw short lines.