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.
Massachusetts is the latest state to settle a legal battle over the failure of its welfare offices to meet federal voter registration requirements.
The lack of urban legislators in Republican states means cities will have their concerns largely ignored or challenged.
While many Republican states have made efforts to repeal the education standards, Wyoming appears happy to move forward. How has Common Core thrived in such a solidly GOP state?