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Preview: MultiState Election Day Coverage on Nov. 7

Tomorrow is Election Day and MultiState will be tracking election outcomes and updating the results in real-time via our Twitter and Facebook profiles. Although 2017 is an off-year for presidential and congressional midterm elections, the elections tomorrow are still...

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

MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments from municipalities across the U.S.The Texas special session ends without extending state preemption over local cell phone laws. The Texas Legislature finished its special session last week having...

Local Policy Digest
MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments from municipalities across the U.S.
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...
Majority of Firearm Measures Pass at the Ballot Box

On Election Day, four states considered some form of firearms-related ballot questions, including measures on background checks, transfers, and efforts to keep guns away from the mentally ill. Polling showed that a majority of voters in each state supported these measures...

Employee Classification Laws Still an Issue for Ride-Sharing Companies

Last July, the MultiState Insider published an article about the increasing attention devoted to employee misclassification. In particular, the article touched on how lawsuits involving ride-sharing companies had pushed the issue of employee misclassification to the...

Lawmakers Weighing in on 'Pokémon Go' Craze

Children, teens, and adults alike have all been raving about Pokémon Go, Nintendo’s newest addition to its hit multimedia franchise. The game uses a smartphone’s GPS and camera to locate the elusive cartoon monsters hidden in real-world locations, such as city parks,...

Paid Sick Leave Legislation Taking States, Municipalities by Storm

Estimates compiled by the National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF) indicate that approximately 40 percent of private sector workers — and 80 percent of "low-wage" workers — are not provided paid sick days. The NPWF-sponsored “Support Paid Sick Days” campaign...

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