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Local Policy Digest

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

Anticipating Changes in State Implementation of Air Quality and Emissions Requirements
States complying with the Clean Air Act and other federal environmental statutes should be aware of current deregulation initiatives and proposed efficiency measures from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Industries affected by state implementation of...
In Western States, Montana Sets Standard for Barring Corporate Contributions in State Elections

Last month, in a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld Montana’s statutory bar against corporate contributions to state candidate election campaigns in Lair v. Motl. Lair’s holding is important for corporations that were hoping to...

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...

Election Recap: Democrats Make Gains in Big Night, But Still Far Behind in State Control
New Governors in New Jersey & Virginia
Democrats met early expectations securing the governor's mansion in New Jersey and keeping their party in control of the Virginia governor's office. In New Jersey, Phil Murphy (D), former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, easily defeated...
Foreign Agents Registration Act
MultiState is pleased to partner with Kelley Drye &Warren LLP on lobbying compliance issues. This blog, while not about state compliance, covers the Foreign Agents Registration Act, a topic that our clients and friends should find interesting due to recent charges...
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...

Direct Democracy in Action: A Guide to State Ballot Measures
Voters will head to the ballot box tomorrow, and, depending on the state, might encounter questions beyond who to vote for in statewide or local elections. This form of direct democracy  often referred to universally as ballot measures  comes in different flavors,...
Local Policy Digest

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

Vermont Lawmakers Enact Sweeping Ethics Regime

On June 14, 2017, Vermont lawmakers enacted (VT SB 8) a sweeping new ethics regime. Among other items, the state established “revolving door” provisions for elected and senior executive branch officials, financial disclosure requirements for legislative candidates and...

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