All told, there are 7,383 state lawmakers in the country.
The last time a state shrank a legislative body was 2004.
The California legislature's approval rating has quadrupled from its 10 percent level in September 2010.
Jeramey Anderson celebrates his 22nd birthday on Friday by being sworn into office.
After years of cuts, California lawmakers will accept a 5.3 percent pay increase.
All told, there were 90,106 state and local governments nationwide last year.
The odds are almost even that one of your federal representatives was once a local representative.
Cruz got us thinking: how are filibusters handled in the states?
The vast majority of the 7,383 legislators around the country are paid well below a living wage.