Simon Davis-Cohen is a freelance journalist. He is reporting on issues affecting the citizens' initiative process in partnership with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. Follow him on Twitter: @SimonDavisCohen
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Corporate America Is on Offense—Local Communities Can Be Too
Since a national emergency was called in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the governor of Kentucky signed a bill (HB 44) that seeks to over-criminalize climate protests, the governor of South Dakota signed a bill to punish protesters and climate activists, and Pennsylvania designated pipeline...
Friday, October 30, 2015
Preempting Democracy: What's Not Being Voted on This November Is Sinister
State preemption has reached an infamous status. People are outraged by state legislatures’ claim of unilateral authority to prohibit local governments from raising the minimum wage, curbing fossil fuel extraction or otherwise increasing state protections for workers, the environment and even...