States Rule!

Your State's Lawmakers

States can’t make laws without lawmakers, right?

Every state has a group of lawmakers called a legislature. In most states, the legislature if made up of two parts just like the U.S. Congress. In most states, the two parts are even called by the same names as the U.S. Congress — the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Follow the link to see a list of state legislature websites. Click on your state to go to your state legislature’s site.

Response Question: 
  • What parts make up your state legislature? (Look for an “About” section.)
  • How many legislators (members) are there in each part?
  • Look for a “News” section (or something similar). What has your legislature passed laws about lately? Try to find at least one example.
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