BlueNC wasn't started as part of a 50 state blog plan, but during the course of the past few years the major state blogs have made contact with each other and now submit summaries each week for a roundup. The following is this week's roundup:
Compiled this week by Zappatero at Squarestate.net. Permission is granted to cross-post in entirety at your blog, too.
Read on for this week's 50 state blog roundup!
|Congressman Mike Castle is Mr. MIA on Iraq and Alberto Gonzales|
|Hawaii is sending some of its prison population to Arizona. That seems cruel and unusual.|
| New Jersey
||Fred Phelps is spreading his ignorance and hate to the funerals of New Jersey soldiers killed in Iraq.|
|Arts education is back. Kudos to Senator Sharon Broome, (D-Baton Rouge), for convincing her colleagues in the Legislature that Arts in Education works.|
||With Michigan's university funding is up in the air legislators take a break.|
| New Hampshire
||Jeanne Shaheen looking strong against Sununu the Lesser in new ARG poll.|
| West Virginia
||A Hino truck plant is going into an idle Walker Systems site. Few of those ineffective and costly incentives were needed.|
| New York
||Democrats put the smackdown on anti-immigrant rhetoric from one of their own.|
||David Lublin takes a look a Maryland's budget troubles and the tax proposals that may fix them.
||Does the Indiana National Guard have a readiness issue?|
||A legislative team led by Democrat Andrew Romanoff is trying to curtail excessive changes to the state's constitution.
|Alberto Gonzales gets a not-so-warm welcome from those who really care about the rule of law. (Great pic!)|
| New Mexico
||Wal-Mart takes a hit in New Mexico.|
||Saxby Chambliss is approaching the 50% danger line as he gets ready to run for the U.S. Senate again.|
Turn Maine Blue
|The Christian Right is on the attack in Maine.
||ActBlue is 3, and KT took the time to post this everywhere - let's give our favorite candidates some of that mother's milk.|
|Turn Arizona blue....green.|
||The Tahoe fire blame game is fully aflame. And Democrats cave on hospital dumping.|
| Ohio (AOG)
||Going after Mean Jean Schmidt in Ohio.|
||Texas A&M scientists are having trouble controlling the biological agents in their labs. Cornyn at 42% approval - get him, Texans!|
||Keeping an eye on push polls in Iowa.|
Green Mountain Daily
|A look at Vermont's dueling bills on how to address climate change is here.|
| Rhode Island
||A Rhode Island roundup in the 50 state roundup.|
||Alabama led the way by banning catfish imported from China.|
|Some environmental progress by Jim Moran is applauded.|
New Nebraska Network
|Scott Kleeb is trying to keep the blue shift going in Nebraska.|
| North Dakota
|Our North Dakota outpost needs an infusion of energy and writers. chime in, people. Democracy ain't free, but blogging is!|
| This is a repeat, but I really don't like Mitt: Romney's money man in Utah accused of abusing minors. And don't forget, Mitt treats pets worse than his team treats humans.
||Gore polls ahead of Hillary in MA.|
| More US Attorney and VA shenanigans in Wisconsin.
|| Joe Bodell looks at Norm Coleman's past as a toker and the Strib's lazy reporting on the issue.
| North Carolina
||The D-trip is going to highlight Robin Hayes' failure to support vets in a July 4 ad blitz.
||Missouri Higher Ed takes a 19% tuition hit in a bill signed by Governor Blunt, son of Congressman Blunt.|
|A look at zero energy home plans.|
||HP is laying off in Boise. I know where HP is hiring, and it's not in the U.S.|
||The Missoulian doesn't want their city to speak up on Iraq.|
||Lieberdem alert: New Haven Democratic Leader Donates More to Republican Party|
||GOP immigration hysteria is causing a historic hispanic voter migration.|