Christina M. Wright

Economy Trims Some Govs’ Inauguration Plans

By: - December 24, 2008

In a bleak economy that has led even some of the most financially stable states to grow uneasy, some governors who were elected or re-elected in November are skipping the typical inaugural balls and toning down the glitz at their swearing-in ceremonies to cut costs. One new governor canceled his ball – a first for […]

State Laws Pose Hurdles for Student Voters

By: - October 31, 2008

College students who registered to vote in the state where they attend school have faced sometimes daunting regulations that vary from state to state. And they may confront one more hurdle – showing acceptable identification at the polls. While the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1979 that students can register to vote at their college […]