Joe Biden’s struggles along the Texas border raise questions about Democrats’ outreach there

“Joe Biden’s struggles along the Texas border raise questions about Democrats’ outreach there” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. When vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris made an 11th-hour stop in McAllen on […]

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California voters decide Uber and Lyft drivers are ‘contractors’ as gig workers continue search for a livable wage

Uber, TaskRabbit and other ride-hailing and delivery service companies in California can keep classifying their workers as independent contractors rather than employees after California voters approved a measure known as Proposition 22, according to the state’s still-unofficial tally. The fundamental question of whether Uber drivers and similar workers should be considered employees or contractors has […]

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Except for ousting one fierce voucher advocate, Tennessee voters stick with their legislature

While nobody expected a sea change in Tennessee’s GOP-dominated legislature, this year’s election mostly disappointed Democrats’ hopes of increasing their influence on big issues like education. Republicans will comfortably keep control of the House and Senate as lawmakers are expected to revisit teacher pay, literacy, and other education matters that were abruptly paused when the […]

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New York’s Next Big Political Battle: Erasing Partisanship in Drawing District Lines

The winners of Tuesday’s New York races for the state Legislature are likely to find themselves campaigning for reelection in 2022 for a district that’s different than the one they just ran to represent. That’s because 2020 is not just an election year, but a once-a-decade Census year. Across the nation, state lawmakers will use […]

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Poor US pandemic response will reverberate in health care politics for years, health scholars warn

Much has been written about the U.S. coronavirus response. Media accounts frequently turn to experts for their insights – commonly, epidemiologists or physicians. Countless surveys have also queried Americans and individuals from around the world about how the pandemic has affected them and their attitudes and opinions. Yet little is known about the views of […]

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