Author: Kristen Smith

  • Burchett wins runoff in Georgia House of Representatives

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    James Burchett (R) defeated Franklin Patten (R) in a runoff election on Tuesday, March 12, to become the next representative for Georgia House of Representatives District 176. The district became vacant after former Rep. Jason Shaw (R) was appointed to serve on the Georgia Public Service Commission starting on January 1, 2019. Burchett and Patten…

  • Nevada becomes a Democratic trifecta in 2019

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    When Steve Sisolak (D) was sworn in as Nevada’s governor on Monday, January 7, the state became a new Democratic trifecta.   A trifecta is a state where one political party holds the governorship, a majority in the state senate, and a majority in the state house.   In 2018, Sisolak won the governor’s office…

  • Utah’s legislative session starts January 28

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    Utah’s state legislature will be in session from January 28 through March 14, 2019—a total of 45 days.   Utah joins 39 other states that are currently in regular session. It is one of 46 states that hold annual legislative sessions, with the other four states—Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, and Texas—meeting only in odd-numbered years.…