By Zack Cairns and Michaela Miller, Legislative Associates Most state legislatures across the country may have gaveled out for the year– but that doesn’t mean those Legislatures have stopped working. In fact, many states are actively meeting in preparation for next year’s sessions, and more frequently than the word “interim” might suggest. However, unlike the more formal legislative […]
By Bob Maurice, Manager, State Issues The drawdown from the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq has returned a flood of separating service members to the states, looking for civilian employment, many of them very highly skilled or credentialed. However, business and state and local officials recognize that finding employers is not the only challenge for many of […]
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.
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.
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.
Water quality has been recently thrust into the national spotlight.
Nearly a year after the July 1 deadline, Illinois still does not have a budget.