Category: Newsletters

  • More than 40% of recall efforts this year have focused on city council members

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    Welcome to the Tuesday, April 16, Brew.  By: Andrew Kronaizl Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: More than 40% of recall efforts this year have focused on city council members Ballotpedia has tracked recall efforts against 78 city council members so far this year, the most for all types of…

  • Robe and Gavel: SCOTUS to hear arguments in four cases this week

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    Welcome to the April 15 edition of Robe & Gavel, Ballotpedia’s newsletter about the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) and other judicial happenings around the U.S. This is it, dear readers. The last sitting of SCOTUS arguments for this term. Are you ready for these updates? Let’s gavel in! Follow Ballotpedia on X…

  • Indiana’s Republican gubernatorial primary election is the most expensive in the state’s history

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    Welcome to the Monday, April 15, Brew.  By: Briana Ryan Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Indiana’s Republican gubernatorial primary election is the most expensive in the state’s history Throughout the year, we’ll bring you coverage of the most compelling elections—the battlegrounds we expect to have a meaningful effect on…

  • ICYMI: Top stories of the week

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    U.S. Supreme Court issues guidance for when government officials can block users on social media On March 15, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued an opinion in two cases related to the question of whether officeholders are acting as private citizens or government officials when they use social media to post about their official government…

  • The Ballot Bulletin: Ballotpedia’s Weekly Digest on Election Administration, April 12, 2024

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    States approved 26 election-related bills since our last edition, compared to 17 in 2023 and 16 in 2022 during week 15. Welcome to The Ballot Bulletin: Ballotpedia’s Weekly Digest on Election Administration. Every Friday, we deliver the latest updates on election policy around the country, including nationwide trends and recent legislative activity. We want to…

  • A closer look at Maryland’s Democratic Senate primary

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    Welcome to the Friday, April 12, Brew.  By: Mercedes Yanora Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: A closer look at Maryland’s Democratic Senate primary   Throughout the year, we’ll bring you coverage of the most compelling elections — the battlegrounds we expect to have a meaningful effect on the balance of…

  • U.S. Supreme Court issues guidance for when government officials can block users on social media

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    Welcome to the Thursday, April 11, Brew.  By: Mercedes Yanora Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: U.S. Supreme Court issues guidance for when government officials can block users on social media In today’s Brew, we’ll explore the following question: When officeholders use their social media accounts to post about their…

  • Hall Pass: Your Ticket to Understanding School Board Politics, Edition #105

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    Welcome to Hall Pass, a newsletter written to keep you plugged into the conversations driving school board politics and governance. In today’s edition, you’ll find: Reply to this email to share reactions or story ideas! On the issues: The debate over attendance- or enrollment-based funding for schools In this section, we curate reporting, analysis, and…

  • Decade-low number of contested U.S. House primaries in Pennsylvania

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    Welcome to the Wednesday, April 10, Brew.  By: Ethan Sorell Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Decade-low number of contested U.S. House primaries in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania is holding primaries for congressional and state offices on Tuesday, April 23. Today, let’s look at what voters in the Keystone state can expect…

  • Update on abortion on the ballot—11 states with potential measures

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    Welcome to the Tuesday, April 9, Brew.  By: Andrew Kronaizl Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Update on abortion on the ballot—11 states with potential measures In November, voters in three states—Florida, Maryland, and New York—will decide on abortion-related ballot measures. At least 14 other potential measures could appear on…