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Texas: Congressional Seats Up for Grabs

Texas boasts one of the most powerful delegations in Congress with 36 members in the House of Representatives, including seven committee chairs, and the...
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A Merit-Based Immigration System

The United States has been a nation of immigrants since its founding and the legal systems for immigration have changed over time. The Senate’s...
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Part 1: Colorado’s Population Growth and Transportation

Colorado has experienced explosive population growth in recent years, which requires some new thinking when it comes to the state’s transportation, housing strategy and...
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Illinois Update: Industrial Hemp Legislation

In 2014, President Obama signed into law the Farm Bill Agriculture Act of 2014, which allowed state departments and universities to grow industrial hemp....
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Wet and Seasonable: Early Forecasts for Wisconsin Farmers

The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) are predicting a wetter than normal 2018 growing season in Wisconsin, accompanied by seasonable temperatures. For the April...
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States of the States: 2018 Issues and Elections

Colorado: Following a surprisingly productive year in which the split chamber General Assembly passed a number of significant bills, this election-year legislative session is likely...