Kristy Hartman and Glen Andersen are Program Directors for the National Conference of State Legislators.
Tom Sloan is a recently retired twelve-term veteran of the Kansas Legislature and member of several federal agency and professional legislator organizations’ energy committees.
Steve Mitnick is president of Lines Up, Inc., editor-in-chief of Public Utilities Fortnightly, and author of Lewis Latimer, The First Hidden Figure.
The National Conference of State Legislators will tell you, and we all know, they are the nation's most respected bipartisan organization providing states with support, ideas, connections, and a strong voice on Capitol Hill. It is for that respected bipartisan voice that PUF reached out to their experts on energy issues to find out the latest on the recent election.
At PUF, we like NCSL because it isn't red or blue, NCSL is about information. If you like charts and graphs on state election outcomes, the NCSL website is full of information for you.
Here, PUF's Editor-in-Chief Steve Mitnick along with Tom Sloan, recently retired from the Kansas State legislature, talk with NCSL's Kristy Hartman and Glen Andersen. They are NCSL's state energy experts who filled us in on state level election outcomes and policy.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: What are some of the top line things your experts at NCSL have been finding from the election?
Kristy Hartman: This was a big election year for us at NCSL. Forty-four state legislatures held elections this year, with almost six thousand state legislators on the ballot. What was maybe most surprising this year compared to other elections years is that there were few changes across state legislative chambers. It appears voters approve of the current status quo across the country when it comes to state legislative races.