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State Legislative 2021 Leadership

As the dust settles from the 2020 elections, state lawmakers will elect new leadership for 2021 sessions. Familiar faces are continuing in their legislative leadership roles in some states, while new leaders appear in others. Connecticut Connecticut has a new House Speaker in Matt Ritter.  Ritter previously served as Majority Leader; Jason Rojas will replace Ritter in that role.  The House Republican Caucus will now be led by Vin Candelora, […]

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Election 2020 Update: Voters in 5 States Approve Marijuana Legalization

Earlier this fall, we examined the five states where marijuana legalization would appear before voters via ballot measures. This includes New Jersey, Montana, South Dakota, Arizona, and Mississippi. Heading into the election, thirty-three states have legalized medical marijuana, and 11 have legalized recreational adult-use marijuana. In the last presidential election year (2016), marijuana legalization measures passed in eight out of nine states.   With the election wrapping up, voters in all five states approved various […]

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Update on 2020 State Ballot Measures

Earlier this fall, we looked at a few states across the country and what measures would appear on voters’ ballots. With Election Day in the not-so-distant rear-view mirror, where have voters landed on key ballot measures across the country? Arizona In Arizona, Proposition 207 appeared on the ballot. The law would allow limited marijuana possession, use, and cultivation by adults over the age of 21. The law would also ban […]

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Gubernatorial & State Legislative Race Updates

UPDATED: 11:30 a.m. EST, 11/11/2020 As you know, heading into the 2020 elections, there are 36 trifectas: 15 Democratic and 21 Republican. The other 14 states are under divided government, meaning they have neither a Democratic nor a Republican trifecta. How have election results changed the partisan control in each state? We will be updating this list as results continue to come in. Our full 2020 Election Coverage can be […]

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