President Trump established the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, appointing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) as chair of the Commission. Several state leaders are expected to join the commission, and their inclusion sends a strong signal of the type of polices the Commission is likely to consider and endorse.
In a major upset for the Popular Democratic Party, the 2016 General Elections flipped both chambers of the Puerto Rican Legislative Assembly and the Office of the Governor, transferring political control to the New Progressive Party (PNP).
Following the outcome of the 2016 general election, the Connecticut Senate will be split evenly between Democrats and Republicans for the first time since the 1893-4 biennium. Learn more about what happened then and what to expect regarding control of the chamber in the 2017 legislative session here.
Congress passed PROMESA to address Puerto Rico’s financial crisis. Here is how the island arrived at this point and what the law does to help fix the problems.
Last week, a group of legislators urged Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap (D) to use a constitutional provision that would prompt the state Supreme Court to facilitate Governor Paul LePage’s (R) resignation on account of mental instability.
Nearly a year after the July 1 deadline, Illinois still does not have a budget.
Vice President of Legislative Services James Bookwalter highlights Florida’s unique interim, where much of the work can occur before the regular session begins.
A long-brewing storm finally hit land in Florida when the House decided to adjourn three days early.
With legalized medical marijuana in 24 jurisdictions, conflicting state and federal laws and court cases, this is an issue you should care about.