State Elections Preview for November 8, 2011

By: Monday November 7, 2011 1:11 pm

Tomorrow is election day in several states and municipalities around the country. In three states control of the state legislature hangs in the balance. Here is a preview of what is worth watching. Iowa – Democrats’ narrow control of the Iowa State Senate hangs on the result of the special election in Iowa Senate District [...]

Ohio’s Anti-Labor SB 5 Would Likely Lose in a Referendum

By: Tuesday March 15, 2011 12:37 pm

Ohio Senate Bill 5, the anti-collective bargaining legislation being pushed by Buckeye State Republicans, is extremely unpopular with the voters in the state, according to a new PPP poll. Ohio Senate Bill 5 may not be in effect for very long…54% of voters in the state say they’d repeal it in an election later this [...]

Strong Progress Made in Wisconsin Recall Campaign

By: Tuesday March 8, 2011 12:05 pm

Getting legitimate signatures equal to 25 percent of the total vote in the last election in only 60 days is an extremely tough task for Democrats hoping to recall some of Wisconsin’s Republican state senators, but so far, they are off to a very good start. From Greg Sargent: Graeme Zielinski, a spokesman for the [...]

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