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What Did Governors Care About in 2019?

At the start of the 2019 legislative session, we analyzed this year’s gubernatorial priorities based on the issues each governor cited in their State of the State address (scroll down to see the chart). To find out what governors accomplished this year and what policy...

Top 10 State Legislative Trends for 2019

November’s elections saw the biggest shift in political control in the states in nearly a decade. When state legislatures gavel in their new legislative sessions in early 2019, most states will be bluer than they’ve been in a long time, which gives progressive lawmakers...

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 State Ballot Measures Preview: Medicaid Expansion

Voters in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah will decide next week whether to expand Medicaid in their respective state, while Montana voters will decide whether to continue Medicaid expansion.

"Medicaid-For-All" Legislation On the Rise in Several States

As states discuss ways to provide their citizens with affordable health care, one effort gaining traction would offer Medicaid plans on a state’s insurance marketplace, allowing those who previously did not qualify to gain access. These “Medicaid-for-all” plans, more...

Several Red States Inch Closer to Expanding Medicaid

Billy CulletonMay 3, 2018 Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia have expanded their Medicaid programs for residents earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the 2012...

Vermont Governor First to Sign Recreational Marijuana Law
This afternoon, Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) became the first governor in the country to sign recreational marijuana legalization into law. Vermont is now the first state to pass recreational marijuana legalization via the legislative process, and the ninth state...

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