News Posts—July 13, 2012

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary:

Many Voters May Be Deterred by Tough ID Laws:

Millions Disenfranchised as a Result of Felony Convictions:

The Harm of Solitary Confinement in Prisons:

See Something, Say Something—Supreme Court Bans Mandatory Life Sentences without Parole for Juveniles:

Financial Crisis Shrinks Black Middle Class:

Poll: Americans Prefer Obama’s Tax Cut Plan:

Kids Gain Some Notable Wins in New State Spending Plan:

Newly-Released Welfare Code Amendments Threaten Cash Assistance for Impoverished Moms Without Funds to Look for Work:

Elimination of PA General Assistance Delayed Until August 1:

Final Budget Takes a Step Toward Reinvesting in People and Communities, But Leaves Our Most Vulnerable Citizens Behind:

Homeless Students Top 1 Million, U.S. Says, Leaving Advocates ‘Horrified’:

State Budget Shows Wins, Losses for Clean Energy:

The ‘Monsanto Rider’: Are Biotech Companies About to Gain Immunity from Federal Law?:

Green Light for Health Care:

What the Affordable Health Act Means for You:

Prevent Cuts to the Military to Save Jobs?:

Jubilee Statement on Student Loan Interest Rate Passage in Congress:

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