Who Controls the States?
- State & Local Government
- American Democracy
- Civic Engagement
We like to think that state governments make decisions based on their particular situations. But it turns out, often that’s not the case. In fact, three large conservative groups have gained massive influence in state houses across the country, working to pass legislation in line with their views and corporate sponsors. Professor Alexander Hertel-Fernandez explains their rise and strategies, why state governments are so susceptible to their influence, and what this all means for American democracy.
Check out Hertel-Fernandez’s book, State Capture
Find his opinion piece in The New York Times with Leah Stokes and Matto Mildenberger