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Election Preview: 2018 Florida Gubernatorial Election

Primary Elections: August 28th, 2018 General Elections: November 8th, 2018  Republican Governor Rick Scott will leave office after two terms, creating an opportunity for seven Democrats and 13 Republicans in the 2018 gubernatorial election. A large purple state with a broad demographic, Florida’s contest will help gauge the political winds ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Raising the stakes even further, the new governor will have veto power when the […]

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Election Preview: 2018 Alabama Gubernatorial Race

Primary Election: June 5, 2018 Primary Runoff Election: July 17, 2018 General Election: November 6, 2018 Governor Ivey Republican Governor Kay Ivey will seek her first full term as Alabama chief executive after taking office in April 2017. The former Lieutenant Governor ascended to the seat after Governor Robert Bentley resigned due to a highly publicized extramarital affair with an aide. Before becoming Lieutenant Governor, Ivey served three terms as Alabama Treasurer. Other Alabama […]

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State Legislatures Look to Alleviate New Burden from Federal Tax Law

In December 2017, the Republican-controlled congress passed the most significant overhaul to the U.S. tax code in three decades. The GOP lauded the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 as a boon to the American economy, while critics said the law offers a break for the rich that leaves middle and working class families with little benefit. The law’s full impact on the economy remains unknown, but the $10,000 cap on […]

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Election Preview: Minnesota 2018 Gubernatorial Race

Primary Election: August 14th, 2018 General Election: November 6th, 2018 Incumbent Governor Mark Dayton–a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farm-Labor party–declined to run for a third term, thus creating a competitive election in a state Hillary Clinton carried by 1.5 percent in 2016. Dayton was first elected Governor in 2010 by a .4 percent margin; he successfully ran for reelection in 2014 with nearly 50% of the vote. Without Dayton, six Democratic–Farmer–Labor candidates […]

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