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2022 State Legislative Trends Report

Most of the time, the federal government dominates the news. While your state’s Senators or Representatives may be household names, you can’t say the same about your state legislators.

But in 2022, more than in most years, the story of the federal legislature and the states are intimately intertwined. It started with the states redrawing district lines for Congress in the once-a-decade redistricting process, but this time rife with legal battles. A lack of bipartisanship in Congress and a Supreme Court with a 6-3 conservative majority led a plethora of issues to be formally or informally delegated to states to decide how to proceed.

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