Recount efforts after the presidential vote have highlighted major issues in system.
David Friedman became Trump's bankruptcy lawyer and a vocal advocate for far-right policies on Israel.
Legislators also tackled higher speed limits, driverless cars, medical-marijuana regulations, and other issues.
Republicans in state maintain veto-proof majorities in 2017.
State party chair faces challenger.
Legislators say Trump’s plans for tax code could have special interests hiring help.
Backed expansion with Affordable Care Act.
Judge tossed earlier case charging operators with advertising escort services.
Imprisoned former Illinois governor serving 14 years for corruption.
Co-founder of a Boston-based company made headlines as focus of misogynistic threats.