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    State of the States for 5 January 2018: The challenge facing New Jersey’s GOP, Virginia’s “bonkers” election draw, and a Democratic feud in Illinois

State of the States for 5 January 2018: The challenge facing New Jersey’s GOP, Virginia’s “bonkers” election draw, and a Democratic feud in Illinois

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging.  
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On Tuesday, VTDigger writes that the 2018 legislative session in Vermont is likely to be contentious. Why? It’s largely down to memories of legislative skirmishes last year involving teachers’ benefits as well as the relative sluggishness in state revenue growth.

Moving on to New York, Capitol Confidential writes that […]

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    State of the States for 1 December: Georgia’s voter silencing, the worst Republican governor in America and the California Supreme Court’s ‘preordained’ decision  

State of the States for 1 December: Georgia’s voter silencing, the worst Republican governor in America and the California Supreme Court’s ‘preordained’ decision  

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging.  
Northeast
On Tuesday in the Granite State NH Labor News reports that state Republicans want to change New Hampshire’s labor laws to reduce what they say are regulatory burdens, such as restrictions on when children can work, and requirements to display wage and discrimination laws.

Meanwhile in Vermont, VTDigger says […]

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    State of the States for 24 November: New Jersey’s segregated schools, North Carolina cities take climate change action, and New Mexico’s preemption problem

State of the States for 24 November: New Jersey’s segregated schools, North Carolina cities take climate change action, and New Mexico’s preemption problem

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging.  
Northeast 
This week, New Hampshire’s Granite Grok argues that the state’s Democrats are ignoring the ‘rape culture’ that they say pervades their own party, after holding their annual Kennedy-Clinton dinner. They write that the fact that they are honoring two men who had problematic relationships with women shows that […]

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    State of the States for 17 November: Arizona’s McSally appeals to Trump, #SealMageddon in South Carolina, and would the “Shelby stratagem” work in Alabama?

State of the States for 17 November: Arizona’s McSally appeals to Trump, #SealMageddon in South Carolina, and would the “Shelby stratagem” work in Alabama?

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging.  
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On Tuesday, Granite Grok says that while New Hampshire’s local media have been reporting that a majority of the state’s residents support a gas tax increase, a closer analysis of the survey in question shows that a majority would prefer some other means of funding road and bridge […]

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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.  
Northeast 
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.  
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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.  
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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.  
Northeast 
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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