ICYMI: Top stories of the week

Each week, we bring you a collection of the most viewed stories from The Daily Brew, condensed. 

Here are the top stories from the week of January 15-January 19.

Ballotpedia’s new dashboard is your go-to resource for information about police collective bargaining agreements

This week, we launched our Police Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) Dashboard. This new resource allows you to find timely, reliable, nonpartisan information on police collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) in all 50 states and the 100 most populated cities in the U.S.

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Donald Trump wins Iowa Republican caucus

Former President Donald Trump won the Iowa Republican caucus with 51% of the vote. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis placed second with 21%, followed by former South Carolina Governor and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley with 19% and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy with 8%. No other candidate received more than 1% of the vote. 

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Twenty-one states have adopted laws on ballot measure readability 

Twenty-one states have laws on how legislators, secretaries of state, or other election officials write the question or description of a ballot measure.

The average readability score between 2017 and 2023 was 18.5 years of education—roughly akin to the reading level of a second-year graduate school student. 

For a more detailed overview of 2023 readability, check out our full report.

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