Volume XXIII No. 2 - January 19 2015

States leave partisan fold on health care and the minimum wage | 01-16-2015

As the nation's capital resumes its customary political gridlock, both political parties are turning to the states to advance national agendas. In the process of doing so, however, they are finding that they are far from united within their own ranks...

Bird’s Eye View

GOP Holds Distinct Edge in State Government Control | 01-16-2015

Prim arily as a result of the November elections, Republicans now control both the governor's office and legislature in 23 states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The GOP also holds the governor's office in Nebraska...

Once Around the Statehouse Lightly

From Rats to Roaches| 01-16-2015

And Then There's This| 01-16-2015