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    State of the States for 22 September: Christie’s $240m opioid plan, #NukeGate in South Carolina, and Michigan passes “Citizens United on Steroids”

State of the States for 22 September: Christie’s $240m opioid plan, #NukeGate in South Carolina, and Michigan passes “Citizens United on Steroids”

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging.  
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On Tuesday, New Hampshire’s Granite Grok revisits the “flap” over the apparent attempt by a high school in the state to ban the American flag at one of its pep rallies.

In 2014 the Green Mountain state tried and failed to implement a single-payer healthcare plan. The state’s Independent […]

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    State of the States for 15 September: New York’s poor primary turnout, Heitkamp courts Trump, and an Idaho city forgets $5 million levy

State of the States for 15 September: New York’s poor primary turnout, Heitkamp courts Trump, and an Idaho city forgets $5 million levy

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging.  
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On Tuesday, NH Labor News reports that the New Hampshire Superior Court has blocked the penalties contained in a recent state senate bill which targets voter fraud. The Court ruled that the bill’s punishment aspect would have severe restriction on voting rights. Staying in New Hampshire, Granite Grok […]

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    State of the States for 8 September: Vermont’s new marijuana panel, South Dakota purges voter rolls, and making sense of Montana’s budget.

State of the States for 8 September: Vermont’s new marijuana panel, South Dakota purges voter rolls, and making sense of Montana’s budget.

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging.  
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This week in Maine, Pinetree Politics argues that the city of Portland is actively hostile to growth, with the city imposing large regulatory burdens on to its business community and looking to institute more in the form of policies such as mandatory paid sick leave and higher property […]

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    State of the States for 1 September: Christie’s approval hits new lows, Indiana’s online tax grab, and California’s new political rivalry

State of the States for 1 September: Christie’s approval hits new lows, Indiana’s online tax grab, and California’s new political rivalry

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging.  
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In recent weeks, in the wake of controversy over the removal of Confederate monuments in the South some American towns and cities elsewhere have begun to reconsider the legacy of Christopher Columbus. Maine’s Pine Tree Politics reports that the City Council of Bangor has determined that Columbus Day […]

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    State of the States: Virginia’s bellwether Circuit Court vote, Iowa Democrats in the wilderness, and is L.A.’s Garcetti in a dead-end job?: 4 – 10 March

State of the States: Virginia’s bellwether Circuit Court vote, Iowa Democrats in the wilderness, and is L.A.’s Garcetti in a dead-end job?: 4 – 10 March

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging. Click here for our weekly roundup of national blogs. 
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In Vermont this week, VTDigger says that following “Town Meeting Day” voters in the Green Mountain State have rejected 18 out of 209 school budgets. As enrolments continue to decline, Governor Phil Scott has been asking voters to reject such […]

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    State of the States: Florida legislature’s war, Oklahoma’s continuing earthquake crisis, and how Oregon can balance its budget: 25 February – 3 March

State of the States: Florida legislature’s war, Oklahoma’s continuing earthquake crisis, and how Oregon can balance its budget: 25 February – 3 March

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging. Click here for our weekly roundup of national blogs. 
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On Thursday in the Green Mountain State, VTDigger reports that following a substantial debate, the state House has approved a bill which would shorten from three to ten years the time a crime remained on someone’s record after they had […]

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    State of the States: Gillibrand nixes White House plans in favour of Cuomo, staking out Rob Portman, and how blue is Oregon?: 18 – 24 February

State of the States: Gillibrand nixes White House plans in favour of Cuomo, staking out Rob Portman, and how blue is Oregon?: 18 – 24 February

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging. Click here for our weekly roundup of national blogs. 
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On Thursday, NH Labor News writes that State Senator, Kevin Avard has submitted a new bill – written by out of state lobbyists – which would cut the number of people who were eligible for food stamps. The bill would […]

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    State of the States: Congressional Reps try to dodge town halls, no “bathroom bill” for Arkansas, and Idaho moves to limit early voting: 11 – 17 February

State of the States: Congressional Reps try to dodge town halls, no “bathroom bill” for Arkansas, and Idaho moves to limit early voting: 11 – 17 February

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging. Click here for our weekly roundup of national blogs. 
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On Wednesday, NH Journal says that state Democrats have been criticising GOP Governor Chris Sununu’s new budget for not choosing to fully fund the state’s Alcohol Fund, which supports efforts to combat the state’s opioid crisis. They comment that the […]

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    State of the States: New York and California push sanctuary policies, Flint’s water bill subsidy ends, and North Dakota’s medical marijuana ballot that wasn’t: 4 – 10 February

State of the States: New York and California push sanctuary policies, Flint’s water bill subsidy ends, and North Dakota’s medical marijuana ballot that wasn’t: 4 – 10 February

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging. Click here for our weekly roundup of national blogs. 
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In the Granite State this week, NH Journal looks at whether or not the Republican-dominated State House may send abortion bills to the Governor’s desk. They say that while the issue is not on the GOP House Speaker’s agenda, some […]

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    State of the States: RI to protect abortion rights, Arkansas’ new voter ID law, and Illinois’ unpaid bills: 28 January – 3 February

State of the States: RI to protect abortion rights, Arkansas’ new voter ID law, and Illinois’ unpaid bills: 28 January – 3 February

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging. Click here for our weekly roundup of national blogs. 
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On Wednesday, Granite Grok writes that state Democrats had previously said that business tax cuts in New Hampshire would “throw the budget off” by $100 million and lead to a shortfall. It turns out that state business tax revenues are […]

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