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Local Policy Digest

MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments from municipalities across the U.S.

2018 Election Review: Medicaid Expansion Ballot Measures

Last week, voters in three deep red states approved ballot measures to expand their state’s Medicaid program. Ballot measures in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah all received comfortable margins of approval while voters rejected Montana’s I-185, which would have funded a...

2018 Election Results: Transportation & Infrastructure Ballot Measures

Supporters of increased funding for transportation infrastructure in the states had mixed results after last Tuesday’s statewide elections. The most high profile measure, an effort in California to roll back last year’s gas tax increase and impose a high hurdle to make...

2018 Election Review: Attorneys General Results

The position of state attorney general has a lot of influence on policies related to crime, justice, opioids, consumer protection, privacy, gun control, and immigration. It has become even more important in recent years, with many state attorneys general using the...

2018 Election Review: Democrats Chip Away at Republican Domination in the States

Republicans have held historic control of state governments since the 2010 midterm elections. Now, eight years later, Democrats have begun to chip away at Republican domination in the states. Republicans gains in 2010 were particularly well-timed because state lawmakers...

2018 Election Review: Tax Ballot Measures

Ballot measures are one of the easiest ways for the electorate to have a direct say in policy, and there was no shortage of opportunities for voters to weigh in on tax policy in the states this year. With more than 30 tax-related ballot measures in 18 states, several...

2018 Election Review: Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measures

Marijuana legalization proponents had a big night as voters approved legalization efforts for recreational use in Michigan and medical use in Missouri and Utah. After Tuesday, ten states and Washington, D.C. have legalized the use of recreational marijuana and 32 states...

2018 Election Review: Employment & Labor Ballot Measures

Voters in three states weighed in on employment-related ballot measures on Tuesday. Measures in Arkansas and Missouri to raise the minimum wage both passed overwhelmingly. Voters approved Issue 5 in Arkansas, which will raise the minimum wage to $11 per hour in 2021 and...

2018 Election Review: Gubernatorial Results

Much of the national attention on election night was focused on the U.S. House, where Democrats reclaimed control after eight years of Republican rule. However, Democrats also made significant gains at the state level, taking control of seven governor seats previously...

2018 State Elections Dashboard

Last Updated: Nov. 12 at 10:25 AM ET

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While the nation focused on the 470 congressional races Tuesday night, voters also decided...

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