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Local Policy Digest
MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments from municipalities across the U.S.
Hawaii Revises Government Ethics Laws
Following a legislative session that saw lawmakers introduce 15 separate bills aimed at increasing accountability and clarity in government relations, Hawaii Governor David Ige (D) has signed three of the bills into law. The legislative package, with each bill enacted...
Conferences: Not Lobbying Free-for-alls
As conference season looms, government relations professionals everywhere are gearing up for extended travel to meetings across the country, including ALEC, NCSL, CSG, and NGA. Large conferences draw not only representatives of private companies and interest groups, but...
Sales and Use Tax Compliance Legislation was a Big State Tax Trend This Year
With most state legislatures having adjourned their 2017 sessions, now is a good time to review activity on sales and use tax (SUT) compliance legislation this year (see our May update here). Lawmakers in 31 states have introduced 80 sales and use tax compliance bills...
Illinois Passes a Budget, But it's No Time to Celebrate
Last Thursday the Illinois House voted to override Governor Bruce Rauner's (R) veto of its budget bill ( IL SB 9), ending the state's 736 day budget stalemate. While the vote takes the pressure off Illinois' fiscal difficulties for the moment, the state still faces...
Local Policy Digest
MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments this week from municipalities across the U.S. Minneapolis approves $15 minimum wage. During its meeting on June 30, the Minneapolis City Council
Washington Enacts Generous Paid Family Leave Mandate
Governor Jay Inslee (D) signed paid family and medical leave legislation into law ( WA SSB 5975) yesterday, making Washington the fifth state to enact a paid family leave program. California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island have existing programs, and New York enacted paid...
June 2017 Tax Retrospective: The Government Shutdown Blues
To say that it has been a rocky budget year for states would be an understatement: revenues for this year have been lackluster overall and projections for the future aren't any brighter. States across the country struggled to meet their requirements to pass balance...
States Consider Additional Rules for Financial Planners
States are reacting to uncertainty surrounding recent federal regulations on the standard of care financial planners use for their clients' accounts by passing state based rules. A fiduciary duty imparts the highest degree of legal responsibility on financial planners by...
Local Policy Digest

MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments this week from municipalities across the U.S.