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Local Policy Digest

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

Local Policy Digest
MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments this week from municipalities across the U.S.
Are Nonprofit Organizations “Lobbyists”?
It can be difficult to determine if someone is engaging in lobbying activity and required to register as a lobbyist under state regulations. Under certain circumstances, a nonprofit employee can influence policy but not be required to register because they did not...
Local Policy Digest
MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments this week from municipalities across the U.S. Orland Park, Illinois, and 40 Chicago suburbs have opted out of new county laws governing wage and sick leave. Last year, the Cook County Board of...
May 2017 Tax Retrospective: Budgets finished, budgets delayed (Part 2)
In our previous post, we discussed the state budget difficulties in Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, and New Mexico. In part two, we'll examine Kansas, Oklahoma, and West Virginia.
Kansas' fight over tax reform
Kansas Governor Brownback's (R) marquee 2013 tax cuts...
May 2017 Tax Retrospective: Budgets finished, budgets delayed (Part 1)
May was a busy month as several state legislatures struggled to finish budgets before the end of their sessions. Crafting a budget is a notoriously difficult process in which lawmakers weigh competing interests that jockey for scarce funds, the possible need for new...
Local Policy Digest
MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments this week from municipalities across the U.S. The Minneapolis City Council is considering raising the city's minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour. Last Friday, the council introduced a draft...
Some States & Cities Seek to Undermine Border Wall
Despite issuing an executive order in January calling for the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Trump Administration was unable to get the necessary funds included in April’s $1.1 trillion Congressional spending bill. President Trump remains...
Local Policy Digest
MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments this week from municipalities across the U.S. Denver has reformed its sentencing structure in a bid to help undocumented immigrants avoid deportation. On Monday, the Denver City Council
Local Policy Digest
MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments this week from municipalities across the U.S. On Friday, the Missouri legislature passed a bill that preempts localities from raising the minimum wage, calling into question the legality of a...