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.
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The Environmental Council of the States held its Spring Meeting this past week in Washington, D.C.
Stateside Associates and the National League of Cities (NLC) co-hosted a webinar March 7 examining state preemption and local government issues.
Most governors have already delivered a State of the State address. Learn more about what they spoke about and hear about all the lighthearted moments as well.
Stateside’s Senior Vice President Robert Holden was quoted in an article for The Hill regarding the relationship between states and the federal government under the new administration.
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?