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Lou Cannon: Lack of Progress on Immigration Reform Stymies States

Published on 03.24.2014 5:20 p.m.

 

Lou Cannon: Public Unions Push Back on Pension Reforms, But What Will Courts Say?

Published on 02.17.2014 4:35 p.m.

 

Lou Cannon: Obamacare Due for More Trouble as Health-Care Issues Dominate State Politics

Published on 01.20.2014 2:33 p.m.

 

Lou Cannon: Looking Back on 2013, States Generate Triumphs and Tribulations

Published on 12.25.2013 9:44 p.m.

 

Lou Cannon: States Offer Tightly Stretched Lifeline for Embattled Obamacare

Obama may not deliver on his vow to have website fixed by Saturday, but there are a few functioning options among state exchanges

Published on 11.24.2013 9:10 p.m.

 

Lou Cannon: States Try to Fill Federal Vacuum on Immigration Reform

Published on 10.20.2013 3:40 p.m.

 

Lou Cannon: Obamacare Faces Obstacles, Opportunities in States

Published on 09.24.2013 5:49 p.m.

 

Lou Cannon: The Shadow of Detroit — Pension Gaps Threaten Cities and States

Published on 08.22.2013 7:26 p.m.

 

Lou Cannon: Landmark Supreme Court Decisions Likely to Have Unintended Consequences for States

Published on 07.24.2013 2:10 p.m.

 

Lou Cannon: Cash-Strapped States, Localities Wary of Immigration Reform Costs

Published on 06.16.2013 9:10 p.m.

 

Lou Cannon: State, Federal Governments Struggle to Implement Health Reform

Published on 05.13.2013 11:53 p.m.

 

Lou Cannon: States Boldly Experimenting on Infrastructure, Taxes, Abortion ... and Drones

Published on 04.23.2013 3:23 p.m.

 

Lou Cannon: Governors Stray from Party Lines on Health Care, Pension Reform

State-level politics lead to uneven results as governors look to tailor solutions to their challenges

Published on 03.20.2013 8:23 p.m.

 

Lou Cannon: Obamacare Money Talks as States Struggle to Expand Medicaid

Published on 02.14.2013 10:43 p.m.

 

Lou Cannon: States Still Perched on Edge of Fiscal Cliff

Published on 01.15.2013 12:32 a.m.

 

Lou Cannon: Unlike Washington, States Soft-Pedal Partisanship

Published on 12.17.2012 9:26 p.m.

 

Lou Cannon: States Have Key Role in Making Obamacare Work

Published on 11.18.2012 11:05 p.m.

 

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Lou Cannon: Redistricting Gives GOP Key Edge in Many State Elections

Both parties have legislative pickup opportunities but Republicans look to add to already consequential majorities

Published on 10.23.2012 10:18 p.m.

 

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Lou Cannon: Can California Rescue the Affordable Care Act?

Intentionally or not, most states won't make the Obama administration's deadline for compliance with health insurance exchanges

Published on 09.17.2012 9:18 p.m.

 

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Lou Cannon: Republicans Hold Edge in Most Statehouse Elections

GOP poised to preserve and expand 2010 gains, regardless of outcome of presidential race

Published on 08.22.2012 9:04 p.m.

 

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Lou Cannon: Pension Reforms Gain Necessary Traction in States, Cities

Recent voter-approved public-employee retirement revisions in San Diego, San Jose may be harbinger of things to come

Published on 07.25.2012 8:23 p.m.

 

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Lou Cannon: Supreme Court Gives States Wiggle Room on Medicaid, Immigration

Rulings on Obamacare, Arizona's SB 1070 provide crucial latitude but are unlikely to create a climate of cooperation

Published on 07.01.2012 9:14 p.m.

 

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Lou Cannon: What the 2012 Elections Mean for the Continuity of Change

Democrats seek comeback in legislative races but Republicans hold significant advantages

Published on 05.22.2012 1:01 a.m.

 

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Lou Cannon: Can Jerry Brown Rekindle California Dream?

Now the oldest governor has a chance to restore the Golden State to its golden era

Published on 04.18.2012 6:16 p.m.

 

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Lou Cannon: With Obamacare, Republicans Face Dilemma Between Repeal and Helping It Succeed

Stakes — and risks — escalate as U.S. Supreme Court prepares to take up constitutionality of new law

Published on 03.20.2012 2:08 a.m.

 

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Lou Cannon: Democrats Gain But Republicans Still Hold Edge in State, Congressional Races

Obama's prospects brighten in February while GOP appears poised to add to majorities nationwide

Published on 02.20.2012 9:19 p.m.

 

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Lou Cannon: U.S. Supreme Court May Tilt Federal-State Balance of Power on Several Issues

Redistricting, immigration and the health-care law all loom large on the political landscape — especially in an election year

Published on 01.23.2012 10:07 p.m.

 

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Lou Cannon: The Art of Governing Finds a Few Bright Spots Emerging in the States

A dysfunctional Washington could learn from examples that governors and legislatures are figuring out on their own

Published on 12.18.2011 9:23 p.m.

 

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Lou Cannon: In a Quiet Crisis, States Trim Programs for Neediest Americans

Continuing economic turmoil takes a deepening toll on the poor — with ominous consequences

Published on 11.22.2011 2:12 a.m.

 

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Lou Cannon: Republicans Aim for a Statehouse Sweep in the New South

Strength of 2010 midterm victories sets possible stage for GOP legislative control for years to come

Published on 10.26.2011 6:09 p.m.

 

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Lou Cannon: States Take a Right Turn, Advance Conservative Agendas Under Republican Control

Despite majorities, it's unclear whether dominant position will foreshadow GOP victories in 2012 elections for president, Congress

Published on 09.19.2011 9:10 p.m.

 

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Lou Cannon: States All Over the Map on Immigration Reform

As the federal government continues to bungle a national immigration policy, states move to fill the void with a range of measures — and varying effectiveness

Published on 08.22.2011 12:25 a.m.

 

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Lou Cannon: GOP Holds Uncertain Edge in Legislative Redistricting

Voter wave favors Republicans now but tides can turn quickly in tumultuous sea of politics

Published on 07.18.2011 9:30 p.m.

 

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Lou Cannon: Spiraling Prison Costs Drive Sentencing Reform in the States

Decline in crime rates comes at opportune time for cash-strapped states looking to regain control of their budgets

Published on 06.20.2011 12:45 a.m.

 

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Lou Cannon: In Tale of Two Governors, Cuomo Soars While Brown Struggles

Two Democrats find themselves on starkly different paths in battle of budgets, popularity

Published on 05.22.2011 11:33 p.m.

 

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