Departing From ‘Sanctuary Cities,’ Some Sheriffs Embrace Immigration Enforcement Role

A variety of local officials, from conservative sheriffs in Texas to a liberal county executive in New Jersey, are embracing a vigorous form of local immigration enforcement.

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Secret Settlements

  • May 25, 2017 Stateline Story
  • By Scott Rodd

Every year, states spend millions to settle lawsuits under the condition that details of the case remain confidential.

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Welfare Eligibility

Welfare fraud costs states billions each year. But as states attempt to fish out fraud by conducting stricter and more frequent eligibility checks, they risk kicking eligible families off the rolls.

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In mid-2016, total state tax revenue declined for only the second time since the end of the Great Recession. 

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