As lawmakers met to debate House rules, one proposed requiring women to wear jackets. They ultimately passed a modified amendment (permitting cardigans), but not without vocal pushback from Democrats.
The justices have agreed to hear a case next term about how much power state legislatures have over how congressional and presidential elections are run. It could upend election laws across the U.S.
There are lots of questions about what happens now after the Supreme Court's ruling on Roe v. Wade. Here are six that have political implications.
If Democrat Danica Roem succeeds in unseating Republican Delegate Bob Marshall, she'd become the nation's first openly transgender state lawmaker.
At least 24 states have reported that revenues this year have come in weaker than expected, leading to cuts to higher education spending across the country.
Kentucky has already enacted a bill that would prohibit labor unions from forcing non-union members to pay fees to the union. Lawmakers in Missouri and New Hampshire are debating similar bills.
State legislators in 30 states make $30,000 a year or less. New Mexico doesn't pay lawmakers at all, while those in New Hampshire make just $200 per two-year term.
Republicans control a record 67 out of 98 partisan state legislative chambers, and Democrats hope to take over between six and 12 chambers on Tuesday.
Women may make up half the population in the U.S., but just 24.5 percent of state lawmakers are women.