Sara Scavongelli

State Laws Fail to Suppress Spam

By: - July 24, 2003

Mortgage refinancing. Computer virus protection. Free passes to XXX sites. More and more often, “you’ve got mail” means you’ve got spam, and state leaders are trying to help Internet users control what ends up in in-boxes. Technology experts agree that the amount of unsolicited commercial e-mail has skyrocketed recently but say state laws don’t thwart […]

Legislation Touches the Lives of Undocumented Students

By: - June 23, 2003

Dario is a 17-year-old high school junior who has lived in Maryland nearly his whole life. He’s an honors student, a contributor to the school newspaper and a soccer player. He’d like to study political science at the University of Maryland. But Dario is also an illegal alien, and a May 21 veto by Maryland […]

States Weigh Tuition Breaks for Illegal Immigrants

By: - June 23, 2003

State legislation plays an important role in determining who goes to college – and at what price. For the tens of thousands of undocumented students living in the United States, the equation is complex. While many of these individuals have lived in this country most of their lives, they often are unable to afford college […]

Alien Species: Another Costly State Headache

By: - December 17, 2002

No state is immune to invasive species the plants, insects, animals or diseases introduced to North America from somewhere else that cause economic or environmental harm. A recent Cornell University report estimates that these unwelcome invaders, also called invasive aliens, exotics or bio-pollution, run up to a billion tab each year in U.S. environmental damage […]