There’s no question that states play an important role in advocacy for many organizations.
They have always been policy laboratories, and an alternative for groups that could not get a bill through Congress. And, with federal lawmakers doing less in recent years, that role may be growing.
That was the thinking when CQ Roll Call asked reporters in all 50 states to name the top issues in their locales as part of the 50 State Project. There were more similarities than you might think — and, when we diced the numbers by region, there were some pretty strong differences, too.
Check out these numbers…