At A Glance: Trends from 2019 State of the States

2019 promises to be a busy legislative year since all 50 states will convene legislative sessions (as opposed to 46 in even-numbered years). As sessions get underway across the country, most usually commence with the governor’s State of the State address. They say you...
Local Voices, National Solutions

Local Voices, National Solutions

This week, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is hosting its 87th Annual Winter Meeting. Mayors from across the political spectrum, representing big cities and small towns alike, will descend upon Washington, D.C. They come here to strengthen federal and municipal...

What Happened in the States: Q1, 2018

As the first quarter closed, sixteen states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming have adjourned sine die.  By the end of April, close to...
What’s Happening in the Four States Not in Session in 2018?

What’s Happening in the Four States Not in Session in 2018?

While 46 states are holding regular legislative sessions in 2018, four states – Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, and Texas – are not. But, just because these legislatures do not formally convene this year does not mean they are inactive. Each state has a...
Legislative Action in the States: Part Three

Legislative Action in the States: Part Three

As we head into the fall, an additional five state legislatures – Alaska, California, North Carolina, Oregon and Washington – have adjourned for the year, bringing the total to 43. Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin...
Legislative Action In The States: Part Two

Legislative Action In The States: Part Two

This is the second of a multi-series blog on nation-wide trends. See part one here. Over the last two months, an additional 28 state legislatures – Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas,...