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.
Which chambers could flip in the November 8 elections?
Democrats could ideally win control of four lower and six upper chambers – do you know which ones?
Republicans could ideally win control of four lower and two upper chambers – do you know which ones?
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.
Highlights for the state-level races in Delaware, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island.
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.
Highlights for the state-level races in Arizona and Florida.
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) held its 2016 Legislative Summit in Chicago, Illinois this past week.