The media attention on Ferguson, Mo., one of the 90 jurisdictions in St. Louis County, has also brought attention to consolidation -- a touted solution to government ills.
Despite holding far fewer seats overall, the Democrats have more governorships to defend than the Republicans.
While Arkansas looks to replace its first-of-a-kind model for expanding Medicaid, Gov. Asa Hutchinson urged lawmakers to renew it through 2016.
The nation’s mayors released a report highlighting ways cities can rebuild the broken trust between police officers and citizens.