volume xxii no. 1 - january 13 2014

SNCJ Spotlight | 01-13-2014

Hard part just beginning for CA cap-and-trade program: By most measures, California's nascent cap-and-trade program had a solid first year of operation, producing hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for state coffers and, perhaps more important...

Bird’s Eye View

Bird’s Eye View | 01-13-2014

States becoming more 'hostile' to abortion: Twenty-two states enacted provisions restricting access to abortion in 2013, making the year second only to 2011 in the number of such enactments, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive...

Budget & Taxes

Budget & Taxes| 01-13-2014

Politics & Leadership

Politics & Leadership | 01-13-2014

BRIDGE CLOSURE CONTROVERSY COMES TO HEAD IN NJ: The controversy over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge that has been brewing in New Jersey for months reached a crisis point last Wednesday with the release of a cache of email messages linking...


Governors | 01-13-2014

CUOMO OUTLINES NY MEDICAL POT PLAN: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced plans to issue an executive order that will launch a pilot program to allow 20 Empire State hospitals to dispense medical marijuana. Conditions for which the drug can be prescribed...

Hot Issues

Hot Issues| 01-13-2014

In The Hopper| 01-13-2014

Once Around the Statehouse Lightly

Once around the statehouse lightly | 01-13-2014

THE NAME GAME: For years, Hawaii resident Janice "Lokelani" Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele's driver's license has been not quite right. As Fox News reports, for years Aloha State licenses have only accommodated 35 total characters...