Lowering payments to Social Security recipients would help slash budget deficits and even reduce wealth inequality. But there's little support among Democrats or Republicans, the young or the old for cutting the safety net.
Voters in Mississippi have rejected an amendment that would have made it the first state to declare as part of its constitution that life begins at fertilization. As recently as a few weeks ago, the so-called personhood amendment was considered almost certain to pass.
Voters in Ohio have defeated a new law that limits the collective bargaining rights of unionized public workers. Since the law hadn't taken effect yet, current union rules will remain in place. Ohio voters hope their outcome will send a message to other states considering similar laws.
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