For the first time in more than a century, Arkansas is completely controlled by Republicans. But the new governor has slowly and deliberately built bipartisanship in the legislature.
Most politicians fail to communicate the importance of policies to the public because they lack skills in the art of the anecdote.
America's Playground is running low on cash and faces key debt payments over the next three months.
Massachusetts is the latest state to settle a legal battle over the failure of its welfare offices to meet federal voter registration requirements.