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Abortion threatens GOP’s chances in Florida statehouse races

Abortion policy threatens to hurt Florida Republicans’ chances in the state’s state legislative elections amid widespread voter backlash. The Florida Supreme Court upheld a 15-week limit on abortions earlier this month, paving the way for a six-week ban passed by the state Legislature last year to take effect soon. Now, the small number of vulnerable […]

Two plans to cut income taxes advance at the Iowa statehouse – KCCI Des Moines

The Iowa Senate Ways and Means Committee advanced Gov. Kim Reynolds’ bill Thursday that would lower the state’s income tax rate. Her proposal would accelerate the tax cuts she signed into law in 2022. Senate Review Bill 3038 would reduce Iowa’s current personal income tax rate of 5.7% to 3.65% in 2024. The reduction will […]

New York panel sends proposed congressional map to Statehouse for approval

New York’s bipartisan committee voted overwhelmingly Thursday to send the proposed congressional map to the Democratic-controlled state Legislature for approval. The Independent Redistricting Commission voted 9-1 to send the proposed route to the New York State Legislature for approval. This map is largely similar to the congressional map implemented last cycle, with two districts supporting […]

Democratic group rolls out first major investments for statehouse battlegrounds

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) on Wednesday launched its first investments of 2024 in six battleground states. The group has invested nearly $300,000 in Michigan, Arizona, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. In Michigan, the group has invested $82,000 in the House of Representatives caucus, and $70,000 will go to Arizona’s joint caucus. […]

Ohio Supreme Court dismisses 3 Dem-backed lawsuits over Statehouse maps

The Ohio Supreme Court on Monday dismissed three lawsuits brought by Democrats and voting rights groups against the state’s congressional maps. The court cited unanimous bipartisan approval of the maps as currently in place. “Because the Commission adopted the plan with bipartisan support, the facts before us now bear no resemblance to the allegations in […]

Virginia Democrats win full control of statehouse, dealing blow to GOP ahead of 2024

According to Decision Desk Headquarters, Virginia Democrats are expected to win majorities in both state legislatures, dealing a major blow to Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s policies for the remainder of his term. Democrats won a majority in the House of Representatives and maintained control of the state Senate. Tuesday’s election results mark a reversal from […]

Virginia Democrats seek full control of statehouse in 2024 bellwether

Virginia Democrats hope to gain full control of the state Capitol in next Tuesday’s election, which could be an indicator of the party’s strength heading into 2024. Democrats inside and outside the state poured money into off-year races, particularly focused on the issue of abortion access. Republicans, on the other hand, have made crime and […]

Louisiana Shocker as Republican Jeff Landry Smokes Democrat to Flip Statehouse

Republican Jeff Landry won in a landslide Saturday, flipping the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion into a red light in one of this year’s three major gubernatorial races and siding with Democrats in the November runoff. The victory, which avoided the difficulty of having to face the opposition, shocked political circles. Landry defeated Democrat Sean Wilson and […]