How States are Currently Responding to COVID-19

How States are Currently Responding to COVID-19

With COVID-19 cases in every state, the severity of its impact and responses by the states vary. Putting politics aside, let’s take a look at what actions have been taken, why, and what may be working for other states to follow. We have broken down state actions into...

COVID-19, What Does It Mean for State Legislative Sessions?

While millions look towards the federal government to respond to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, state legislatures throughout the country are confronting serious questions about keeping their citizens safe. As states consider emergency supplemental funds, enhanced...

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...
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