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More endorsements! Read more about our great candidates.

Progressive Majority is working to elect progressive champions to state-level offices around the country. So today we're excited to announce another great group of future leaders -- our June and July batches of candidate endorsements for 2012. Here's more about three of them:

What's the matter with Pennsylvania?

Since the 2010 election, Republicans have approved laws to restrict the right to vote in more than a dozen states. Much of this has been orchestrated by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which receives substantial funding from the Koch brothers.

State Politics Cheat Sheet - 8/5/11

It may be August recess, but politics never rest! Here's what's happening in Progressive Majority's 9 target states this week:

Pennsylvania's Fracking Experience

Hydro-fracturing sounds like an ideal form of finding alternative energy. Pennsylvania's experience with it would show otherwise.

Your weekly dose of state legislation

Don't get too engrossed in federal politics... the states are making moves, too! So pay attention!

Round-up of this week's noteworthy legislation

A lot has been happening this week in state legislatures as many congressional sessions are coming to a close. Some states are still hashing it out, hoping to not cut too much time out of their summer recesses. Here's a quick round-up of what's been passed, what hasn't been passed, and what's still being fought over in the states.

Pennsylvania State Senate passes more restrictions on abortion clinics

From philly.com:

A controversial bill imposing stricter standards on abortion clinics in Pennsylvania cleared the state Senate Tuesday and now heads to the House, where its fate is uncertain.

By a vote of 38-12, the Senate passed legislation - prompted by a grand jury's report exposing horrific conditions at a Philadelphia abortion clinic - that would increase inspection, space, staffing, and other requirements for the 20 clinics operating throughout the state.

PA & VA: Rising profits, sea levels and a lot of conservative hot air

Corporate Profits at 18 Year High, Workers Must Suck it Up: President and CEO of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and self-proclaimed "Real Mayor" of Bucks and Montgomery tells city council not to pass a bill that would require paid sick leave. via Young Philly Politics

Elected Official Roundup 3/16/11

Your legislators, hard at work:

Pam DeLissio (State Rep., PA) chronicles her first months in office for Patch.com.

Joe Fitzgibbon (State Rep., WA) introduces bill to bring justice for families of accident victims. via Kitsap Sun.

Coming to a legislature near you: 7 anti-choice bills

If you thought the anti-choice drum beat would stop and end in Congress, you were wrong.

In seven of our 10 target state legislatures, anti-choice bills are popping up, left and right. It has groups like Planned Parenthood and NARAL playing whack-a-mole with these bills to stop them from ever becoming law.

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