Capitol Research

States have a variety of procedures for filling high court judgeships. While each state is free to determine its own selection method, most states use one of two systems: direct judicial elections by the people or judicial appointment from a list of candidates developed by a judicial nominating commission.

Electricity expenditures can make up a significant percentage of some households' budget.  There are several options policymakers can take to alleviate this stress.

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The average price of electricity in the U.S. rose from 6.74 cents per kilowatt hour in 1998 to 9.74 cents per kilowatt hour in 2008...

Intelligent transportation system technologies—everything from traffic cameras to real time road and traffic information lines—being implemented in many states hold the promise of making travel safer, more efficient and less impactful on the environment.

State prescription drug monitoring programs are used to control drug misuse that cause the epidemic of accidental deaths. CSG's interstate compact will enable efficient data sharing between states for public health and law enforcement purposes.