Redistricting in Florida: Ron DeSantis takes Democrats out of the equation

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To receive it in your inbox, subscribe for free here. Washington CNN — It’s a funny time to be a Democrat in Florida. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has proposed an aggressive partisan shuffling of state congressional boundaries that will likely help his party win … Read more

Access to abortion under renewed threat in Oklahoma and Missouri

CNN — As abortion rights advocates could score several victories across US states in the coming days, they are sounding the alarm over a bill from Oklahoma that would ban nearly all abortions that might be enacted into law. . Here are some of the moves this week in state legislatures and by heads of … Read more

Why Democrats Are Desperate to Prove Ohio Isn’t a Lost Cause

Wilberforce, Ohio CNN — Desperate to prove that Ohio is not a lost cause, Democratic candidates for governor and an open Senate seat are trying to avoid culture wars and tap into a vein of economic populism that has eluded them in the increasingly red state in recent decades. It wasn’t long since the Democrats … Read more

Utah enacts ban on anti-trans sports after Republican lawmakers override GOP governor’s veto

CNN — Young transgender athletes in Utah have been banned from competing on women’s and women’s sports teams after GOP state lawmakers on Friday overturned their Republican governor’s veto to enact the controversial measure. HB 11 had been vetoed earlier this week by Governor Spencer Cox, who questioned its necessity and stressed that it targets … Read more

Judge issues temporary injunction barring Texas from investigating gender-claiming pediatric care as ‘child abuse’

CNN — A Texas judge has blocked the state from enforcing Governor Greg Abbott’s order to investigate the gendered treatment of minors as “child abuse.” “The court finds sufficient cause to issue a temporary injunction,” Travis County Judge Amy Clark Meachum said Friday night. The judge said Abbott’s order was “beyond the scope of his … Read more