The 50-state blog round-up has existed over the years in various forms. The idea is to take a look at state and local blogs in order to see what important things are going on in state politics and campaigns, to get a preview of what's coming to
April 14, 2012

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The 50-state blog round-up has existed over the years in various forms. The idea is to take a look at state and local blogs in order to see what important things are going on in state politics and campaigns, to get a preview of what's coming to the national stage and to recognize the work of great state and local bloggers.

  • Illinois: Progress Illinois -- The Mental Health Movement coalition is fighting attempts to close Chicago clinics.
  • Indiana: No recent posts.
  • Iowa: Bleeding Heartland -- Occupy protesters were convicted of tresspassing at the state capitol.
  • Kansas: No recent posts.
  • Kentucky: Page One -- It appears Republican congressional candidate Thomas Massie doesnt' care much about campaign finance laws.
  • Louisiana: In Local New Orleans -- The New Orleans Times-Picayune loves Bobby Jindal.
  • Maine: No recent posts.
  • Maryland: Maryland Juice -- State Sen. Brian Frosh unilaterally killed a bill to empower young people in politics.
  • Massachusetts: Blue Mass Group -- It appears the state legislature doesn't want the public knowing what it's doing.
  • Michigan: Blogging for Michigan -- The push to recall Gov. Rick Snyder is moving forward.
  • Minnesota: Bluestem Prairie -- In the state senate, apparently the best members are the ones who lack all conviction.
  • Mississippi: No recent posts.
  • Missouri: Fired Up Missouri -- Voter suppression is the topic of the day in the Missouri House.
  • Montana: Montana Cowgirl Blog -- Taking a look at the state Republican Party's agenda.
  • Nebraska: New Nebraska Network -- The Republican primary for U.S. Senate gets down and dirty.
  • Nevada: No recent posts.
  • New Hampshire: Blue Hampshire -- Republicans are pushing school vouchers in order to take money out of public education and give it to religious schools.
  • New Jersey: Blue Jersey -- Franklin Township fights back against Citizens United.
  • New Mexico: Democracy for New Mexico -- Eric Griego is a Democrat to watch as a potential member of Congress.
  • New York: The Albany Project -- Republican Wendy Long thinks she's the party's nominee to take on Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and is launching into ill-advised attacks as her strategy for victory.
  • North Carolina: Scrutiny Hooligans -- Taking a closer look at Amendment One, which assaults the rights of LGBT citizens of the state.
  • North Dakota: North Decoder -- The state's corrupt Republican establishment supports Mitt Romney.
  • Ohio: Plunderbund -- Diebold is taking millions in state incentives and firing workers in the state.
  • Oklahoma: Blue Oklahoma -- Republicans are trying to push creationism in science classrooms.
  • Oregon: Blue Oregon -- A victory on the environmental protection front -- Waldo Lake will be protected.
  • Pennsylvania: 2 Political Junkies -- Turns out that Republicans are lying about voter fraud in Pennsylvania, too.
  • Rhode Island: RI Future -- Gov. Chafee wants to cut disability pensions, suspend automatic teacher raises and do away with things like school bus monitors.
  • South Carolina: SC Prog Blog -- Shining a spotlight on taxpayer money used to pay corporate subsidies.
  • South Dakota: Madville Times -- South Dakota collects less in state taxes than any other state.
  • Tennessee: Tennessee Guerilla Women -- Republicans in the legislature argue that holding hands is a gateway to sex.
  • Texas: Burnt Orange Report -- It seems the voter ID law in Texas is discriminatory. Not a surprise.
  • Utah: No recent posts.
  • Vermont: Green Mountain Daily -- Fighting against corporate control of Vermont's future.
  • Virginia: Blue Virginia -- The Virginia Women's Strike Force takes on Speaker Bill Howell for his demeaning comments towards Anna Scholl.
  • Washington: Horses' A** -- Disputing the claims of high costs for the special election to replace Rep. Jay Inslee.
  • West Virginia: West Virginia Blue -- Out-of-state money is buying West Virginia elections.
  • Wisconsin: Badger Democracy -- The Scott Walker recall might be the most critical election in the state in a century.
  • Wyoming: No known progressive blogs.
  • Alabama: Left in Alabama -- Mooncat argues that it's important for liberals and progressives to be in favor of something, not just opposed to other things.
  • Alaska: The Mudflats -- Election shenanigans are all the rage in Anchorage.
  • Arizona: Arizona Eagletarian -- Some success is being had targeting ALEC in Arizona.
  • Arkansas: Blue Arkansas -- Rep. Steve Womack voted to cut Head Start and is now using them for a photo op for his re-election.
  • California: Calitics -- A guide to the California state senate races.
  • Colorado: Square State -- Thanking the state's Republican caucus voters for voting for Santorum and pushing Mitt Romney further to the right.
  • Connecticut: My Left Nutmeg -- Calling for the repeal of the state's destructive "voter challenger" law.
  • Delaware: Delaware Liberal -- Delaware is the third worst state in the nation for fraud.
  • Florida: The Political Hurricane -- Taking a look at the future of the Florida senate, which could move further to the right.
  • Georgia: Blog for Democracy -- The Democratic Party of Georgia is having financial troubles.
  • Hawaii: No recent posts.
  • Idaho: 43rd State Blues -- The war on women is alive and well in Idaho.

    The list used to create the post can be found here. If you know of a progressive state or local blog that isn't on the list, e-mail me at and I'll add it.

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