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Tight governors' races loosen political purse strings

By Ben Wieder

Tracking TV ads in the 2016 state races

By Chris Zubak-Skees and Ben Wieder

Who's trying to influence 2016 state elections?

By Kytja Weir and Chris Zubak-Skees

Drinks, dinners, junkets and jobs: how the insurance industry courts state commissioners

By Michael J. Mishak

Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemic

By Matthew Perrone and Ben Wieder

Politics of pain: Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisis

By Liz Essley Whyte, Geoff Mulvihill and Ben Wieder

Pharma lobbying held deep influence over opioid policies

Drugmakers fought domino effect of Washington opioid limits

By Geoff Mulvihill and Liz Essley Whyte

High profits fertilize five new marijuana ballot measures

By Liz Essley Whyte

South Carolina ethics commission narrows governor’s allowed use of football tickets

By Maya T. Prabhu

Tight North Carolina governor's race fought by outsiders

By Ashley Balcerzak

South Carolina Legislature passes ethics reform

By Maya T. Prabhu

States caught in tug of war over whether cops can keep your stuff

By Ashley Balcerzak

How Big Tobacco lobbies to safeguard e-cigarettes

By Nicholas Kusnetz

E-cigarette laws written with the help of Reynolds American

By Nicholas Kusnetz and Jared Bennett

Amid federal gridlock, lobbying rises in the states

By Liz Essley Whyte and Ben Wieder