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Exploring Bipartisanship

A State Legislatures News Special Report

March 27, 2023

Special Reports from State Legislatures News: SLN reporters take you beyond the headlines for a deeper perspective on today’s most pressing legislative and policy issues.

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Against All Odds: How the Minority Gets Work Done in Supermajority Chambers

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say legislative effectiveness, supermajority or not, hinges on two things: a willingness to maintain personal relationships and a determination to focus on good ideas over partisan ideals.

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‘Across the Aisle’ Podcast: Exploring Bipartisanship

At a time when evidence of a deep political divide shows up every day on social media and in the news, NCSL’s “Across the Aisle” podcast examines the steady effort many state legislators are making to strengthen bipartisanship in their states.

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Groups Help Lawmakers Pursue Civility and Bipartisanship, the Unicorns of Politics

A growing number of national organizations are dedicated to promoting bipartisanship and civility. They offer legislators fresh perspectives and an enticement: They say that the effort to work across the aisle improves passage rates for legislation and can build public trust.

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