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Election Preview: Top Gubernatorial Primaries

Much of the focus this November will be on the congressional midterm elections and whether Republican can keep control of the U.S. House of Representatives or Senate. However, this year will see 36 gubernatorial races across the country, with Republicans hoping to hold...

States Caught Up in the Cryptocurrency Craze

Virtual currencies have made headlines in the last few years as speculative markets in the currencies, also referred to “digital currencies” or “cryptocurrencies,” have skyrocketed and plunged. Bitcoin is the most famous of these cryptocurrencies, but public policymakers...

Montana Leads State Action on Net Neutrality
On Monday, Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D) signed an executive order requiring internet service providers (ISPs) with state contracts to adhere to “ net neutrality.” The state became the first to enact such measures in response to the Federal Communications...
2017 State Policy Review: Privacy

Technology and the rise of social media have pushed privacy concerns into the spotlight for policymakers. States have grappled with how to protect consumers' personal information and prevent it from falling into nefarious hands. Recent high-profile hacks at Uber, Verizon...

Election Recap: Ballot Measures

While Tuesday’s elections brought new policymakers, such as governors in New Jersey and Virginia, as well as party control changes in the Washington and possibly Virginia legislatures, voters also decided on specific issues via ballot measures. Although it was an...

2017 State Ballot Measures Preview: Taxes

Voters have determined state tax policy at the ballot box for years and this year will be no different, with many tax measures before voters this November. Louisiana voters approved two tax-related measures earlier this month, allowing a property tax exemption for...

2017 State Ballot Measures Preview: Health Care

While health care has been a hot topic in Congress this year, much of the heavy lifting has been done at the state level since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010. States have enacted a number of measures in an effort to rein in costs and...

Louisiana Voters Approve Tax & Transportation Amendments

Louisiana voters approved three constitutional amendments over the weekend on property taxes and transportation projects. Overall, the Louisiana Constitution has now been amended 189 times since 1974. As expected, the turnout was very low, despite primary races for...

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