In rural states’ “citizen” legislatures, ordinary citizens can’t afford to serve

Jan 31, 2023
For many who consider seeking office, the low pay is outweighed by the costs. As a result, legislatures may not be truly representative.
Rep. Micaela Lara Cadena with one of her children at the New Mexico Capitol. "I put my family in a compromising situation by deciding to serve in an unpaid body,” she said.
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How the Biden administration can undo some Trump policies

Jan 21, 2021
Sometimes all it takes is a signature. Other cases require allies in Congress or the courts.
President Joe Biden signs executive orders on Thursday, January 21, 2021.
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Lawmakers to grill drug wholesalers over opioid epidemic

May 8, 2018
Prescription drug wholesalers, who sit between pharmaceutical manufacturers and health care providers, are expected to get an earful about their role in the opioid epidemic Tuesday. Executives from five companies will testify in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Click the above audio player to hear the full story.

Utah introduces white-collar crime registry

Mar 28, 2016
Why was the online database created, and how effective will it be?
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes in Salt Lake City, Utah (2014). Reyes says that the state's new "White Collar Crime Offender Registry" will aim to help consumers avoid financial predators. 
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