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Legislation in Review 2016
The dynamics of split party control shaped the 2016 legislative session, just as they did last year. But this time around, the presidential election added even more pressure. Lawmakers debated important issues, yet failed to make substantial progress on most of them.
This 2016 edition of Legislation in Review explains the year’s trends and the bills that exemplified them and examines the political landscape, state budget pressures, and issues at stake in November’s elections.