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
The officers are expected to see a large increase in their workload over the next two years if the Legislature agrees to a criminal justice overhaul working its way through the statehouse.
But Hinsdale Republican Rep. Patti Bellock questioned whether voters would have time to educate themselves on school board races at the same time statehouse, statewide offices and representatives in Congress are on the ballot.
There were similar assurances in the Washington statehouse when legislators there began to pull apart the Washington Health Services Act in the mid-1990s.
Some say the crisis serves as a cautionary tale about the real-life consequences of the small-government approach favored by Republican majorities in Washington and statehouses nationwide.
With President Donald Trump trying to push more responsibility back to the states in areas like education and health care, many women veterans say statehouses need them more than ever.
The relationship between the Missouri Senate’s leader and an emissary for one of the state’s most prolific political donors is raising eyebrows in the statehouse.
State Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Merrillville, helped write the takeover bill, initiated by powerful statehouse Republicans.
Pedestrian advocates are gearing up for a fight as Segway shifts its lobbying from statehouses to city halls.
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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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