There is a big difference between federal and national policy. What happens in Washington matters but it matters less than conventional wisdom would suggest. While the media covers who’s up and who’s down inside the Beltway, the national story is being shaped by governors, mayors, and citizens in each of the 50 states.

Battleground States Blog covers these stories of innovation and the marketplace of ideas thriving across the nation. Specifically, our blog will highlight examples of bold and reform-minded governors, executives, and citizen entrepreneurs who develop and implement the ideas that transform our nation.

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