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Ballot Measures: Yes on Wages and Weed, No on GMOS and Voting

The voters have spoken. They want higher minimum wages, freer access to marijuana, the right to hunt—including bears in Maine—and to show respect to veterans and members of the military.

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Arkansas Voters Only Ones to Decide on Ethics Measure

Depending on the year, NCSL’s Center for Ethics in Government tracks between 600 and 900 state ethics and lobbying bills annually. In 2014, we’re only tracking one measure on Election Day.

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NCSL: Your Source for State Results and Analysis

With 147 ballot questions, including 35 citizen initiatives, 6,049 state legislative seats up for election around the country and 36 states with governor’s races, NCSL is your comprehensive source for sorting out the results on Election Night.

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Historical Legislative Election Trends Encouraging for GOP

Of the 88 chambers holding elections this year, only 17 are legitimately in play for both parties, far fewer than the 24 chambers that were competitive in 2012 or the 27 in the 2010 midterm election.

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New Online Tool Helps You 'Get to the Polls'

Now, there’s a new online tool that can help voters find all the information they need.

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Governors Races Affect Legislatures, Too

Thirty-six governors races will be decided on Election Day, and those races matter to NCSL members for at least three reasons.

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N.J. Legislature Sends Bail Reform to Voters

New Jersey voters will decide on Election Day whether courts should be allowed to deny pretrial release to the state's most dangerous offenders.

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Spoiler Alert: We Know How You're Going to Vote!

How will voters vote on Nov. 4? I can’t tell you if they’ll turn out for Democrats or Republicans or whether they’ll vote their pocketbooks or their values. But I can give you an idea of how voters will cast their ballots—literally—come Election Day.

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Missouri Voters to Decide Governor’s Role in the Budget Process

Missouri voters will determine on Election Day whether their governor will retain the power to withhold money when revenues fail to meet their projected targets.

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Transportation Issues Roll Toward Election Day

Transportation policy debates and headlines have consumed their fair share of public policy oxygen in 2014.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.