USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging.
This week in Maine, Pinetree Politics argues that the city of Portland is actively hostile to growth, with the city imposing large regulatory burdens on to its business community and looking to institute more in the form of policies such as mandatory paid sick leave and higher property taxes.
Moving on to the Green Mountain State, VT Digger writes that Governor Phil Scott has created a 13 member panel to examine the legalization of marijuana in Vermont. Up to now, marijuana legalization has failed several times in the state with various bills stalling in the state House or being vetoed by the Governor in recent years.
In New York this week, State of Politics comments that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has seized on a new poll which has found President Trump’s approval ratings to be slumping upstate. They say that the DCCC is looking to mount challenges to several incumbent Republican representatives next year, something may have just become easier given the poll results. Staying