state·​house | \ ˈstāt-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce statehouse (audio) \

Definition of statehouse

: the building in which a state legislature sits

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a field trip to the statehouse to see the legislature in session

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Investment officers in each state are asked to play miracle worker, taking the leftovers from what statehouses spend and using the market to provide retirement benefits for the masses. Mene Ukueberuwa, WSJ, "Politicians Put Populism Over Pensions," 29 Jan. 2019 Chopp, 65, is the second-longest-serving current statehouse speaker in the nation, behind only Michael Madigan of Illinois, who has held the post continuously since 1996, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Joseph O’sullivan, The Seattle Times, "Long-serving Frank Chopp to step down as Washington’s state House speaker after 2019 session," 27 Nov. 2018 Do the statehouses because that’s where redistricting comes in after the census in 2020. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Eyeing a 2020 run, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti explains how he (or someone else) could beat Trump," 17 Oct. 2018 And Democrats have flipped more than 40 statehouse seats across the nation, including some deep in Trump country. Amber Phillips, Washington Post, "House Republicans’ unhelpful stumble with Seth Grossman in New Jersey," 10 July 2018 In all, Democrats have flipped more than three dozen statehouse seats since Mr. Trump's election. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "Democrats easily flip Missouri state senate seat in district won by Trump," 6 June 2018 But the arrangement is not common to other statehouses, according to travel policies provided by the offices of legislative leaders in seven states. Alexei Koseff, sacbee, "Paris, Japan, Mexico City, Brazil – legislative staff travel at taxpayer expense," 1 June 2018 Win McNamee/Getty Images Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed bills on Friday that take power away from Wisconsin’s new governor, a Democrat, and give it to Republican lawmakers in the statehouse. Libby Nelson, Vox, "Vox Sentences: Scott Walker’s revenge," 15 Dec. 2018 Roem is a former journalist who won a seat in the Virginia statehouse in last fall's elections. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "PrideFest Milwaukee is more than just rainbows and fireworks," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of statehouse

1778, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of statehouse was in 1778

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English Language Learners Definition of statehouse

: the building in which the legislature of a U.S. state meets and works


state·​house | \ ˈstāt-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce statehouse (audio) \

Kids Definition of statehouse

: the building where the legislature of a state meets

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