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Stateline staff

Stateline’s team of veteran journalists combines original reporting with a roundup of the latest news from sources around the country.

Top State Stories 1/31

By: - January 31, 2023

US: California is the lone holdout as 6 other states agree to Colorado River cuts Six Western states that rely on water from the Colorado River have agreed on a model to dramatically cut their use, months after the federal government called for action and an initial deadline passed. California — with the largest […]

Top State Stories 1/30

By: - January 30, 2023

TN: Tennessee Democrats want new police-related legislation after killing of Tyre Nichols The Tennessee House Democratic Caucus plans to introduce new legislation following the death of Tyre Nichols. State Reps. Joe Towns, G.A. Hardaway and John Ray Clemmons said in a news conference they are focused on mental health care and evaluations for officers. Hardaway […]

Top State Stories 1/27

By: - January 27, 2023

CA: California to provide more water to residents following recent heavy rains The recent deluge of rain in California will mean increased water deliveries to cities and agricultural regions after years of cutbacks caused by the long-running drought. The California Department of Water Resources said it expects to deliver at least 30% of the water supplies […]

Top State Stories 1/26

By: - January 26, 2023

NJ: New Jersey just set a record for Obamacare sign-ups, even before enrollment period ends More New Jerseyans have signed up for health coverage through the state’s exchange than ever before, with another week to go before the enrollment period ends, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced. FL: Florida Republicans push education vouchers for all, […]

Top State Stories 1/25

By: - January 25, 2023

OR: Oregon finalizes M plan to ease public defender crisis Oregon’s public defender crisis has left hundreds of people languishing in jails or in the community awaiting legal representation. The approved $10 million plan includes increasing the hourly fees paid to public defenders, paying $15,000 to retain public defenders that currently contract with the state […]

Top State Stories 1/24

By: - January 24, 2023

OH: Ohio creates program to cut racial disparities in maternal and infant mortality The Ohio Department of Medicaid launched Comprehensive Maternal Care, a community-based, statewide program aimed at improving the health and well-being of moms, infants and families, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine announced. Although only 13.2% of Ohio women are Black, 34% of the maternal […]

Top State Stories 1/23

By: - January 23, 2023

PA: Pennsylvania legislature comes to complete halt The Pennsylvania General Assembly has stopped working. The state Senate recessed last week until Feb. 27. The House has no plans to return, hasn’t set rules or even set committee chairs as both parties struggle for power in a razor-thin majority. Instead, the new House speaker will […]

Top State Stories 1/20

By: - January 20, 2023

FL: Florida Supreme Court upholds gun law banning local restrictions Florida lawmakers can fine local government officials who attempt to restrict gun and ammunition sales under a state law upheld by the state Supreme Court. MO: Religious leaders sue to overturn Missouri’s abortion ban More than a dozen faith leaders filed suit to […]

Stateline 2023 Calendar

By: - January 19, 2023

The Stateline 2023 calendar includes each state’s legislative schedule as well as maps of the political landscape. Keep it handy to help you track legislative action in all 50 states. View below or download the PDF.

Top State Stories 1/19

By: - January 19, 2023

NY: US Supreme Court declines to block New York gun restrictions The U.S. Supreme Court turned away a challenge by a group of New York firearms dealers to numerous Democratic-backed measures adopted by the state last year regulating gun purchases. The justices denied a request by the dealers to block the laws, some of […]

Top State Stories 1/18

By: - January 18, 2023

NM: Lawmakers worry New Mexico gun attacks will cool desire to run for office The shocking arrest this week of Solomon Pena, an unsuccessful Republican state House candidate accused of orchestrating drive-by shootings at politicians’ New Mexico homes, clouded the first day of the legislative session and prompted some lawmakers to question whether the violence […]

Top State Stories 1/17

By: - January 17, 2023

MT: Montana Republicans table red flag bill Republicans on the Montana House Judiciary Committee voted to table a measure that would allow a person’s partner or family member, or a law enforcement officer or agency, to seek an extreme risk protection order from a district court. Several proponents testified in favor of the bill. No opponents […]