Stateline's annual Legislative Review looks at policy and politics in the states since legislatures began their work in January. The five-part series will include analytical articles, infographics and interactives.
Part One: Politics
Washington is gridlocked, but state legislators producers a torrent of new laws — especially in the 37 states dominated by a single party. Read the article and view our "50 Ways States Changed America" interactive.
Part Two: Health Care
States prepared for the Affordable Care Act, with debates on Medicaid expansion, health insurance exchanges, and how to increase the ranks of doctors and nurses. Read the article and view our "A Downsized Medicaid Expansion" infographic.
Part Three: Taxes and Budget
As state revenues finally rebounded, red and blue states pursued starkly divergent paths on taxes and spending. Read the article and view our "No New Taxes? It Depends on Where You Live" infographic.
Part Four: Social Issues
States moved aggressively on hot-button social issues such as gun control, abortion, gay marriage, and immigration. Coming Thursday.
Part Five: Economic Development
States awarded tax breaks to business, touted worker-training programs and even poached jobs from each other. Coming Friday.
States Try to Rev Up Job Machines
Social Issues Divide States
Tax and Spend: Legislatures Did Both
Majorities Drive Sweeping, Divergent Changes Across States
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View the 50 Ways the States Changed America in 2013.