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,...
Returning from Recess II: It’s all about the Economy

Returning from Recess II: It’s all about the Economy

As members of Congress return to Washington, let’s reflect on the top issues for constituents in every district and state. Following the first congressional recess, we highlighted three issue areas that rose to the foreground: healthcare, the economy, and...

Legislative Action In The States: What We’ve Learned So Far

Believe it or not, state legislatures in ten states – Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming – have already adjourned for the year. Despite these short sessions, state legislatures have been highly...