News Releases



VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Pennsylvania
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:17 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_self"></a>, giving Pennsylvania voters an invaluable resource for identifying&nbsp;their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Seventeen of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.


Legislative Wrap-Up: Fracking
Jan. 28, 2013, 11:40 a.m.

With new technology comes new debates and in 2012 many state legislatures attempted to regulate a relatively new industry they did not know much about.&nbsp;

Legislative Wrap-Up: Voter ID
Jan. 16, 2013, 4:34 p.m.

States across America considered legislation in their most recent sessions that would change voting and voter registration requirements.


VoteEasy Tool Launched in Pennsylvania
Oct. 18, 2012, 1:53 p.m.

Standing Your Ground Across The States
June 12, 2012, 8:11 a.m.

The February 26 shooting of&nbsp;Trayvon Martin&nbsp;has ignited a media firestorm surrounding so-called “stand your ground” or “castle doctrine” laws in the United States.&nbsp;


'Supercommittee' misses deadline
Nov. 22, 2011, 1:19 p.m.

The U.S. Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction&nbsp;was established with the goal of improving both the short and long term financial outlook of the US and reducing the deficit “ at least $1,500,000,000 over the period of fiscal years 2012 to 2021” But they missed their deadline...

Congressional Beginnings
Oct. 6, 2011, 4:36 p.m.



Analysis of the 2009 General Election
Nov. 12, 2009, 11:04 p.m.

Results of the 2009 General Election
Nov. 4, 2009, 11:59 p.m.

One Small Victory at a Time
Sept. 16, 2009, 4:38 p.m.



Precious Moments
Sept. 7, 2007, 4:08 p.m.