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The states’ war on women

In recent months we’ve become well aware of how U.S. House Republicans are trying to decimate services of vital importance to women. Don’t take your eyes off your local statehouse, though: There, legislators have pushed the war on women equally far, cracking down on reproductive rights and cutting funding for education and health programs that largely benefit women and children.

Best Of: Brennan Center says ‘piecemeal implementation’ of new voting law is illegal

In a May article, The Florida Independent's Travis Pillow documented how Secretary of State Kurt Browning's office was rushing to immediately implement Florida's controversial new election law in 62 of Florida's 67 counties, while holding off in the remaining five counties till the U.S. Department of Justice approves the changes — a necessary step under the Voting Rights Act because of the history of discriminatory voting rules in those five counties.