50 State Blog Roundup - 1/11/08

Once again the writers at the state community blogs are busy staying on top of local and state news and bringing local flavor to national news. It takes longer each week to pull this together because I find myself caught up in reading the excellent coverage provided by these state blogs.

Find an interesting post and jump in the conversation. If you don't see your state represented here, check out the state blogroll at OpenLeft.com or MyDD.

New Mexico
   A local reporter created the Muckraker's Guide to New Mexico, a great resource for any aspiring muckraker in the Land of Enchantment.

Utah
   Another right wing "think tank" working hard to promote bigotry.

Oregon
   Oregon Senate candidate Steve Novick takes another bold progressive stand and says "Put No Child Left Behind out of OUR misery." The full speech, at Loaded Orygun.

Georgia
   The GOP takes control of Georgia and a top Republican in the legislature is hours from his home and family but minutes from a female lobbyist's house, drunk driving, gets arrested, and what happens? Well, he avoids justice!

Louisiana
   Landrieu fundraising numbers are WAY ahead of her '02 pace. Meet Gilda Reed y'all ... she's running for Jindal's old seat. When will NOLA and the Gulf Region be given the attention it deserves during this Presidential campaign???

Texas
   KT Musselman informs us of one of Texas' more eclectic Republican U.S. Senate candidates.

West Virginia
   Is Republican Rep. Capito (WV-02) trying to bask in popular Democratic Gov. Manchin's reflected glory?

South Dakota
   Sen. Tim Johnson Raises Over $700,000 in 4th Quarter Sen. Tim Johnson Raises Over $700,000 in 4th Quarter Sen. Tim Johnson Raises Over $700,000 in 4th Quarter

Virginia
   House Republicans Reject Open Government House Republicans Reject Open Government House Republicans Reject Open Government

Kentucky
   BlueGrassRoots shows how Andrew Horne will cut into Mitch McConnell's support in rural KY, as he wins over a conservative KY blogger.

Maryland
   Same-sex marriage is on Maryland's legislative agenda -- is it on the agenda of Democrats?

North Carolina
   At BlueNC Robert P. analyzes the choices in North Carolina's race for Lt. Governor. We're also celebrating Larry Kissell's 2 pt lead over Robin Hayes in the latest SEIU poll. Finally, at BlueNC, Linda Cloud provides us with essential information to assist in advocating for children in North Carolina.

New Hampshire
   At Blue Hampshire, state Rep. Jim Splaine asks if 17 year olds who will turn 18 by the general election should be allowed to vote in the New Hampshire primaries.

Iowa
   Demoinesdem puts out a call to fix the problems with the Iowa Caucuses.

Wisconsin
   Will Wisconsin Historical Archives provide proof of Ron Paul's racist remarks? Head on over to Uppity Wisconsin and find out.

Alabama
   In Alabama a right leaning non-profit gets public funds for its "educational" efforts.

Michigan
   State Senate Democratic Leader Mark Schauer (D-Battle Creek) discusses a statewide initiative to make health care in Michigan a top priority. Video

Washington
   At Washblog, Noemie Maxwell questions whether new Hospital Commissioner is taking steps toward privatization.

Arizona
   At AZNetroots they invite you to hop on board John McCain's B.S. Bus.

Vermont
   Julie Waters gives us a hilarious, snarky look at the concern trollish diaries found throughout the liberal blogosphere urging Edwards supporters to abandon all hope.

Nevada
   Sven at My Silver State delivers coverage of the (DNC) Convention Conversation Forums.

California
   Calitics features a conversation with Sal Rosselli of UHW on Healthcare Reform

Colorado
   In Colorado professional reporters are working to keep bloggers and other alternative media sources off the floors of the state house and state senate. In Colorado professional reporters are working to keep bloggers and other alternative media sources off the floors of the state house and state senate.In Colorado professional reporters are working to keep bloggers and other alternative media sources off the floors of the state house and state senate.

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The Green Mountain one made me smile. :)

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