Unlike most politicians, California's outgoing governor has made planning ahead a staple of his leadership -- even if it means going against his own party.
The state's new approach to the workplace goes far beyond traditional telecommuting. It's not only making employees and managers happier, it's saving the state millions of dollars.
With Democrats taking over the U.S. House, Congress may grind to a halt. Red and blue states, meanwhile, will go their separate ways on abortion, taxes, education, health and voting rights.
Moderate-to liberal candidates won in five states, while conservatives were successful in two.• Amid Supreme Court Impeachments, West Virginia Voters Weaken Judges' Power
Efforts to raise state taxes largely failed. That wasn't the case at the local level.
Despite all the teacher strikes and walkouts, voters stuck to partisan lines at the ballot box.• In States With Teacher Strikes, Voters Refuse to Raise Education Funding
An unprecedented number of female candidates ran for state or local office this year.
The winners of last week's elections don't have long to build their new administrations. They need to move quickly and effectively.
Technology can help people who don't have lawyers and make courts more efficient.
States need to do more to help residents keep the lights on and stay connected to vital telecommunications networks.
A handful of Democratic wins in governors' races resulted in a Midwest that's more politically balanced than in recent years.• Democrats Flip 7 Gubernatorial Seats
They flipped two seats.
If they ultimately flip the four seats where they have the lead, the party would take the majority of attorney general seats nationwide.
Oregon voters were the first to directly weigh in on immigration during the Trump era.
Legalization measures passed in Michigan but failed in North Dakota.
Most red states will stay red, and the blue states will remain the minority. But voters did reject several more ideological candidates in favor of politicians who presented themselves as more pragmatic.