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Georgia Senate race is now the most expensive of the 2022 midterms

Dec 6, 2022
Here's where that money has come from, and where it's going.
Local resident Reniya Weekes holds a sign to encourage people to vote early outside a polling station on November 29, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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What's next for the Democrats' economic agenda?

Nov 11, 2022
Roosevelt Forward CEO Felicia Wong says the party isn't necessarily out of options even if Republicans take Congress.
Roosevelt Forward CEO Felicia Wong says President Biden and congressional Democrats may be able to implement their economic priorities through laws they already passed, such as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the CHIPS and Science Act.
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How the election results could shape economic policy

From a possible recession to big tech regulation, here's how the election may influence our economy.
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4 states just voted to close a loophole that allowed slavery as punishment for a crime

Nov 10, 2022
But that might not change the way prisons use inmates as labor.
There were still a few states that utilized slavery and indentured servitude as punishment for crimes.
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Following Election Day, the economic story so far

Nov 9, 2022
Where the votes go could determine how investors — and their portfolios — could look at the U.S.
Voting booths are seen at Glass Elementary School's polling station in Eagle Pass, Texas, on November 8, 2022.
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The cost of getting citizen-led initiatives on the ballot has nearly doubled since 2020

To get a measure on the ballot, you need a campaign to collect signatures. That's gotten more expensive this election cycle.
The average cost for getting a citizen-led initiative on the ballot in states that allow for this has practically doubled from the 2020 election cycle to this year.
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As the GOP makes inroads with South Texas voters, political ad spending is soaring

Oct 26, 2022
Democrats aren't used to spending in districts that were once a lock for them.
A man wearing a "Latinos for America" t-shirt attends a campaign event for Republican Monica De La Cruz, running for Congress, and US Representative Mayra Flores (R-TX), on October 10, 2022 at the University Drafthouse in Mcallen, Texas.
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How the midterm elections could shape tech policy

Nov 9, 2018
Congress is changing. And so is its attitude toward tech.
Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn, who won a Senate seat in Tuesday's election, has ties to the telecom industry. 
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Jeff Sessions forced out as attorney general by Trump

Nov 7, 2018
Sessions told the president in a one-page letter that he was submitting his resignation “at your request.”
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