elections

With Feds Distracted, States Will Have Much to Ponder in 2020 | 11-22-2019

It’s the holiday season, and if most voters are thinking about politics at all they are probably pondering more about how to get through family festivities without a major blowup over differing political philosophies than they are about next year’s...

Expanding Voter Access Priority for New Democratic Majority in VA | 11-22-2019

Democrats won control of Virginia’s House and Senate in the state’s off-year legislative elections on Nov. 5. And last week the new Democratic majority showed that making it easier to vote would be one of its top priorities next year. ...

Politics in Brief - November 25 2019 | 11-22-2019

NC Dems Contest New Congressional Map NORTH CAROLINA’s Republican-led General Assembly approved a new court-ordered congressional district map this month that could cost the party at least two seats in the U.S. House. But Democrats still immediately...

Geaux Tigers | 11-22-2019

If you wonder how important football is in certain parts of the country, I submit the recent razor thin re-election of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards. Some folks credit that win to a general sense of good feeling in the Pelican State over the ascension...

Politics in Brief - November 18 2019 | 11-15-2019

Women Chosen to Lead VA House For First Time The VIRGINIA House of Delegates’ newly elected Democratic majority have chosen Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn (D) as speaker and Delegate Charniele Herring (D) as majority leader. They will be the first...

PA Passes Major Election Reforms | 11-01-2019

Pennsylvania’s General Assembly approved legislation last week that will bring the biggest changes to the state’s election laws in decades. The election reform bill, negotiated by Gov. Tom Wolf (D) and leaders of the Republican-controlled...

Challenge to Third Parties Proposed in NY | 11-01-2019

New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs is backing a proposal to quintuple the number of votes required for a political party to get its gubernatorial candidate on the ballot from 50,000 to 250,000, a threshold that would shut out virtually...

Business - November 4 2019 | 11-01-2019

South Dakota Agrees To Not Enforce Provisions SOUTH DAKOTA agrees to not enforce provisions of a Coyote State law that would allow felony prosecutions and fines against those who encourage but don’t participate in protests against oil and gas...

CO Asks SCOTUS to Rule on ‘Faithless Electors’ | 10-18-2019

Colorado has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case concerning whether those selected to cast Electoral College votes must vote in accordance with the state’s electorate. The case stems from 2016, when three Democratic Party electors...

Budgets in Brief - October 7 2019 | 10-04-2019

TROUBLED NJ ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY AWARDS TAX BREAKS The NEW JERSEY Economic Development Authority has released $533 million in tax breaks for 31 companies that had been on hold since the state’s incentive programs came under scrutiny this...

Parts of IA Voting Law Upheld | 10-04-2019

An Iowa judge upheld provisions of a recent state voting law - HF 516 (2017) - requiring voters to show identification at the polls and provide an ID number when requesting an absentee ballot. “The evidence presented simply did not demonstrate...

Hackers Targeted WV Mobile Voting System in 2018 | 10-04-2019

A person or persons attempted to breach West Virginia’s mobile voting system for military and overseas voters during last year’s midterm election, state and federal officials announced last week. The attack is believed to have come from inside...

Opportunities and Challenges for States in 2019 | 12-14-2018

In the third and final of our annual three-part series looking ahead to the coming legislative year, SNCJ Senior Advisor Lou Cannon takes a look at some of the challenges and opportunities that await lawmakers in 2019. This is also our final issue...

Numerous State Legislative Chambers ‘In Play’ This Year | 09-16-2016

Eighteen legislative chambers in 13 states are vulnerable to a shift of party control in the November elections, according to Tim Storey of the National Conference of State Legislatures. Twelve of those chambers are currently held by Republicans, while...

Upcoming Elections - April 20 2015 | 04-17-2015

(04/17/2015 - 05/08/2015) 04/21/2015 Florida Special Election House District 64 Texas Special Election House 124 04/28/2015 District of Columbia Special Election Council Wards 4 and 8 New Hampshire Special Election...

Upcoming Elections - April 13 2015 | 04-10-2015

(04/10/2015 - 05/01/2015) 04/14/2015 South Carolina Special Election House District 63 04/21/2015 Florida Special Election House District 64 04/28/2015 District of Columbia Special Election Council Wards 4 and 8 ...

Upcoming Elections - April 6 2015 | 04-03-2015

(04/03/2015 - 04/24/2015) 04/07/2015 Florida Special Election House Districts 17 and 24 Senate District 6 Wisconsin Special Election Senate District 20 04/21/2015 Florida Special Election House District 64

Upcoming Elections - March 23 2015 | 03-20-2015

(03/20/2015 - 04/10/2015) 03/24/2015 Pennsylvania Special Election House District 170 03/28/2015 Louisiana Special Runoff House District 66 03/31/2015 Massachusetts Special Election House Districts 1st Suffolk and 11th...

Upcoming Elections - March 16 2015 | 03-13-2015

(03/13/2015 - 04/03/2015) 03/24/2015 Pennsylvania Special Election House District 170 03/28/2015 Louisiana Special Runoff House District 66 03/31/2015 Massachusetts Special Election House Districts 1st Suffolk and 11th...

Upcoming Elections - March 9 2015 | 03-06-2015

(03/06/2015 - 03/27/2015) 03/10/2015 Maine Special Election House District 93 03/24/2015 Pennsylvania Special Election House District 170

Upcoming Elections - Volume XXIII No. 6 - March 2 2015 | 02-27-2015

(02/27/2015 - 03/20/2015) 03/03/2015 Kentucky Special Election Senate District 27 Massachusetts Special Primary House Districts 1st Suffolk and 11th Worcester 03/10/2015 Maine Special Election House District 93

Upcoming Elections - Volume XXIII No. 5 - February 16 2015 | 02-13-2015

(02/06/2015 - 02/27/2015) 02/10/2015 Arkansas Runoff Senate District 16 Florida Special Primary House District 64 Iowa Special Election House District 23 02/17/2015 Florida Special Election House District 13 ...

Upcoming Elections - Volume XXIII No. 4 - February 9 2015 | 02-06-2015

(02/06/2015 - 02/27/2015) 02/10/2015 Arkansas Runoff Senate District 16 Florida Special Primary House District 64 Iowa Special Election House District 23 02/17/2015 Florida Special Election House District 13 ...

Elections - Volume XXIII No. 3 - February 2 2015 | 01-30-2015

(01/30/2015 - 02/20/2015) 02/03/2015 Georgia Runoff House Districts 50 and 120 02/10/2015 Arkansas Runoff Senate District 16 Florida Special Primary House District 64 Iowa Special Election House District 23 ...

Upcoming Elections January 19 No. 2 Volume XXIII | 01-16-2015

Upcoming Elections (01/16/2015 - 02/06/2015) 01/27/2015 Florida Special Primary House Districts 17 and 24 Senate District 6 02/03/2015 Georgia Runoff House Districts 50 and 120

Upcoming Elections (01/09/2015 - 01/30/2015) | 01-09-2015

Upcoming Elections (01/09/2015 - 01/30/2015) 01/13/2015 Texas Special Election House District 13 Virginia Special Election House District 74 01/27/2015 Florida Special Primary House Districts 17 and 24 Senate District 6

Upcoming Elections (12/19/2014 - 01/09/2015) | 12-22-2014

12/30/2014 Iowa Special Election Senate District 12 01/06/2015 Georgia Special Election House Districts 50 and 120 Iowa Special Election House District 4 Virginia Special Election House Districts 34 and 63

Upcoming Elections (05/16/2014 - 06/06/2014) | 05-16-2014

05/20/2014 Arkansas Primary Election House (All) Senate Districts 3-6, 8-10, 14-15, 17-20, 24, 30-31, 33 and 35 Constitutional Officers: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Attorney General, Auditor, Commissioner of State Lands...

Upcoming Elections (01/10/2014 - 01/31/2014) | 01-13-2014

01/14/2014 Arkansas Special Election Senate District 21 Florida Special Primary US House (Congressional District 13) 01/21/2014 Rhode Island Special Primary House District 49 Virginia Special Election Senate District 33 01/28/2014 Alabama Special Election...