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    State of the States for 10 November: The end of the Christie-Guadagno era in New Jersey, Republicans lose in Virginia, and South Dakota’s GOP Governor joins the ‘war on coal’

State of the States for 10 November: The end of the Christie-Guadagno era in New Jersey, Republicans lose in Virginia, and South Dakota’s GOP Governor joins the ‘war on coal’

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging.  
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On Wednesday, VTDigger has a write-up covering Vermont’s rural economy; despite programs to books rural industries, economic difficulties have persisted outside of the Green Mountain State’s towns and cities.

This week saw state and local elections across the country; NH Labor News reports that Democrats did well in New […]

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    State of the States for 3 November: Maryland’s “grovelling” Democrats, Iowa’s “Ag-gag” law challenged, and lobbying in Montana

State of the States for 3 November: Maryland’s “grovelling” Democrats, Iowa’s “Ag-gag” law challenged, and lobbying in Montana

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging.  
Northeast 
On Wednesday, Pine Tree Politics wonders what and who Maine’s Democrats really want ahead of next year’s gubernatorial election. They say that many of the state party’s potential primary candidates have a moderate profile, in contrast to the more leftward drift of the national party.

Continuing on to New […]

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    State of the States for 27 October: Pennsylvania’s judicial roulette, Oklahoma legislators facing pay cut, and ‘Republican-lite’ in California

State of the States for 27 October: Pennsylvania’s judicial roulette, Oklahoma legislators facing pay cut, and ‘Republican-lite’ in California

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging.  
Northeast 
On Thursday, VTDigger reports that Governor Phil Scott is behind a decision by an official in his administration to have armed personnel to attend a public environmental meeting, ostensibly to help maintain order.

Moving on to the Keystone State, PoliticsPA talks on the state’s ‘great game of judicial roulette’, […]

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    State of the States for 20 October: New Jersey’s vulnerable voting machines, Nelson woos Puerto Ricans in Florida, and Friess doesn’t understand Wyoming

State of the States for 20 October: New Jersey’s vulnerable voting machines, Nelson woos Puerto Ricans in Florida, and Friess doesn’t understand Wyoming

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging.  
Northeast 
On Wednesday, Pine Tree Politics reflects on the decision of Maine’s US Senator, Susan Collins to remain in the Senate – rather than to run for Governor – commenting that the state’s ‘Game of Thrones’ has now started. They say that the race to replace incumbent Governor, Paul […]

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    State of the States for 13 October: Vermont syringe exchanges’ success, Florida’s slavery memorial plans and Missouri’s ‘cartoon Trump’

State of the States for 13 October: Vermont syringe exchanges’ success, Florida’s slavery memorial plans and Missouri’s ‘cartoon Trump’

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging.  
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The big news out of the Pine Tree State this week is that Susan Collins will stay in the US Senate rather than running for Governor, writes Dirigo Blue. 

Heading down to Vermont, VTDigger looks at how the state’s introduction of a syringe exchange program this year has helped […]

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    State of the States for 6 October: Virginia Governor’s race gets dirty, Idaho Freedom Caucus plans fall flat, and California’s Sanctuary State symbolism

State of the States for 6 October: Virginia Governor’s race gets dirty, Idaho Freedom Caucus plans fall flat, and California’s Sanctuary State symbolism

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging.  
Northeast 
On Tuesday this week, Granite Grok takes the New Hampshire Republican Party to task, berating state lawmakers who green-lit through a subcommittee a bill introducing up to 12 weeks of paid family leave for workers.

RIPR writes that Rhode Island’s Governor, Gina Raimondo, has apologized after making remarks that […]

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    State of the States for 29 September: Murphy’s New Jersey spending plans, how Moore won in Alabama, and does California polarize America?

State of the States for 29 September: Murphy’s New Jersey spending plans, how Moore won in Alabama, and does California polarize America?

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging. 
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On Tuesday this week, PoliticsPA reports that State Senator Scott Wagner – who plans to run for Pennsylvania Governor – has had a nod of approval from former Trump advisor, Steve Bannon. 

Heading south to New York, State of Politics writes that a new study from state Comptroller Tom […]

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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.  
Northeast 
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.  
Northeast
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.  
Northeast 
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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