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To the Future! Young Lawmakers Goals in Pennsylvania

Erie News Now | By Kara Jeffers The median age of a U.S. Congress member is the highest its ever been— 58 for representatives and 65 for senators. With governments trending older, getting perspectives from all generations is key. “For the first time ever, millennials are the largest voting bloc by population,” said Rep. Thomas Kutz (R-87).…

Gen Z candidates look to make their mark in this year’s election

Fulcrum | By Meaghan Downey In North Carolina’s March Republican primary, a candidate barely old enough to order a beer knocked off a ten-term state legislator. The victory by Wyatt Gable, 21, over state Rep. George Cleveland, 84, comes as Americans have voiced concerns over the age of elected officials, especially the two frontrunners in November’s…

Young lawmakers chart bipartisan future for state Legislature

Times Union | By Dan Clark ALBANY — It’s not every day you see a member of the state Legislature in an orange jumpsuit on their way to jail, but that’s what lawmakers in the body’s Future Caucus saw during a meeting of their nascent group last week. The subject of the photo appeared to be…

Youthful state lawmakers in Future Caucus gather in Georgia to peer into crystal ball

Georgia Recorder | By Ross Williams Gen Z and Millennial state leaders from around the South came to Atlanta this weekend for an exclusive summit for young legislators featuring panels on topics like artificial intelligence and mass incarceration. The event, which included lawmakers from Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and North Carolina, ran Thursday through Saturday…