The Balancing Act of Determining Discrimination
May 17, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
Multiple “religious freedom” bills are currently capturing the attention of state legislatures across the country. “Religious freedom” bills are proposed legislation that call for religious organizations, businesses, and individuals to be protected from penalties for declining to provide services to individuals whose lifestyle conflicts with their sincerely held religious beliefs.
Virginia Legislators Carry On Tradition of Ignoring Voters
Aug. 25, 2015, 9:40 a.m.
After repeated requests, less than 10% of Virginia's legislative candidates were willing to tell citizens where they stand on 10 key issues. This is fewer responses than from those running for federal offices, which is a trend in lock step with the increasing nastiness of political tactics.
VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in West Virginia
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:20 a.m.
Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving West Virginia voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best political match November 4th. Ten of the congressional and state legislative candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.
VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Virginia
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:12 a.m.
Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Virginia voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best political match November 4th. Seven of the congressional 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.
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.
Comments on Unemployment Rate
June 1, 2012, 3:51 p.m.
The US unemployment rate was published at 8.2% for the month of May, rising a tenth of a point from April's 8.1%. Here's what several congress members had to say about it...
Who is Keith Russell Judd?
May 10, 2012, 5:34 p.m.
As media outlets and bloggers scrambled to find the back story on Democratic Presidential Primary Candidate Keith Judd, who won a surprising 41% of the vote in a West Virginia primary, against his more well-known and better-funded opponent, President Barack Obama, it began to emerge that only one (very) reputable source had bothered to reach out to this possible nominee – us.
Candidates Running in 2011 Lack Courage
Oct. 17, 2011, 11:22 a.m.
“It shouldn’t take courage for a politician to complete a survey regarding positions on issues. Yet seemingly it does.” – South Bend Tribune