Read about the outlook for state fiscal conditions, the effect of the drop in gas prices on states, the ethics of gifts, the debate over motorcycle helmets and state efforts to support home caregivers.Read a rundown on the top public policy issues facing state lawmakers in 2015, state-private sector partnerships for infrastructure, e-cigarettes and taxes and dealing with cuts to mental health programs.
Partisan composition in state legislatures is not a static number. Immediately following an election, numbers change as recounts and contested elections are settled. Even months after the election, the numbers continue to change in small ways--a member resigns to take an appointed position, members switch political party, a member is unable to serve for some other reason. All of these changes first result in vacancies and later as appointments or in special elections. NCSL tracks actual partisan composition changes throughout the year. Check back here on a regular basis to see the current numbers.
If you are interested in 2010 election results, visit NCSL's StateVote 2010 website for partisan composition numbers and analysis of the election.
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