California became the first state to require public schools to teach students that when it comes to sexual consent, “yes means yes.” This year, legislation has been proposed in several states to teach it.
As an opioid epidemic rages, states are running out of residential slots to treat people with drug and alcohol addiction. Four states can now use Medicaid dollars to expand residential treatment and other states want to do the same.
Many people struggle to pay the fines and fees that courts impose on them. Some states and localities are seeking alternatives to paying off the debt, including working it off through community service.
Increasing college graduation rates without increasing funding is a goal in many states. At least one is demonstrating it’s possible to use the merger of two- and four-year schools to help boost graduation rates.