Everyone knows public policy in the states is more active than in Congress. So far this year states have passed 19,313 bills to Capitol Hill’s 150.

That’s a lot of legislation.

But what issues are the statehouses so busy with?

We recruited more than 52 local reporters and policy observers and asked them one question: “What are the top 5 policy issues in each state?”
The Los Angeles Times’ John Myers analyzed the top five policy issues in the Golden State.
The reporters’ insights offer a comprehensive breakdown of national policy trends, and we’ve listed them all here. We call the collection the 50 State Project.