What’s your state doing about COVID? Check this database

Check out the COVID-19 US State Policy Database to keep yourself up-to-date on what your state is doing to fight the pandemic and its economic fallout.

Rich Barlow-Boston U. • futurity
Nov. 10, 2020 ~6 min

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Gun culture isn’t just one thing in America

Only a marginal part of American gun culture is political, new research suggests. It documents a mentality called "gun culture 3.0."

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
July 22, 2020 ~6 min

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Model: COVID-19 deaths won’t peak in most states for weeks

It may be several weeks before COVID-19 deaths peak in most of the United States, according to a model that relies on US data.

Christine Sinatra-UT Austin • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Republican governors stalled on social distancing for COVID-19

"Fighting COVID-19 shouldn't be a partisan issue: The virus doesn't care what party you belong to, and everyone is at risk."

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
April 8, 2020 ~5 min

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Database tracks COVID-19 responses state-by-state

A new free database shows the state-by-state COVID-19 responses in the United States to help people make sense of the different orders around the country.

Boston University • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~4 min

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Tax incentives for business leave states worse off

Tax incentives for business are a bad idea, researchers say. They found that the incentives left states in worse shape than doing nothing.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Feb. 27, 2020 ~2 min

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Most Americans are clueless about state government. You?

Does your state have a constitution? Is being a state legislator a full-time job where you live? Most Americans know remarkably little about their state government.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Dec. 12, 2018 ~4 min

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