Definition of statehouse
: the building in which a state legislature sits
Examples of statehouse in a Sentence
a field trip to the statehouse to see the legislature in session
Recent Examples of statehouse from the Web
Last night in Oklahoma, a state currently suffering the consequences of conservative economic orthodoxy, two Democrats were elected to deep-red statehouse seats after pledging to reverse cuts to public-school funding.
The statehouse building was shuttered after a woman threw white powder in the governor’s office, lieutenant governor’s office and House gallery around 1:26 p.m. local time, Springfield Fire Chief Barry Helmerichs said in a phone interview.
Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto unveiled the deal at a joint news conference on Monday at the statehouse.
In an attempt to break the impasse, Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) is scheduled to meet with Robert Marino, the CEO of Horizon, at 1 p.m. Monday in the statehouse.
The Democrat was unable to overcome industry opposition to convince a statehouse controlled by her party to raise $1 million to fund the program.
Her farmer grandfather was a representative in the Illinois statehouse and stayed with the family in Springfield during legislative sessions.
In 2010, Wisconsin voters elected a Republican governor and Republican majorities to both statehouses, giving the GOP total control over the state’s redistricting process for the first time in 40 years.
There is a shift in how LGBT issues are perceived in the statehouse however.
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Definition of statehouse for English Language Learners
: the building in which the legislature of a U.S. state meets and works
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Definition of statehouse for Students
: the building where the legislature of a state meets
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