The Biggest State Issues in 2018. And how to find them!

by Ann Dermody // Jan 17, 2018 State & Local Uncategorized

What policy issues will the states be taking up, and how can you stay on top of it all? That’s the question everyone involved in state government relations is asking themselves this time of year.

If staying on top of the thousands of bills coursing through the states is causing you sleepless nights, this webinar is for you.

Join CQ experts for a preview of the hottest policy issues for state legislatures in 2018, and get tips for tracking and responding to the state bills that affect your issues with the CQ State tracking tool.

With the new year comes the start of state legislative sessions around the country, and in 2018 a total of 46 legislatures will meet. Texas, South Dakota, Montana and Nevada do not meet in even years.

Of those that do meet:

38 sessions begin in January
6 sessions begin in February
Louisiana’s session begins in March
North Carolina’s session begins in April

If you think watching what’s happening in the states is still an option rather than a requirement, consider these statistics.

In the first year of the 115th Congress, just 82 bills out of the 6,697 introduced were passed.

Compare that to the 21,451 bills passed, from 125,400 introduced across all the state legislatures in 2017.

The volume speaks for itself.

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