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2017 State Policy Review: Taxation 

State lawmakers across the country spent 2017 debating whether major tax policy changes were necessary to keep up with their state's growing demands. Whether it was reconceptualizing business taxes, broadening the sales tax base, or levying taxes on more internet sales,...

Twenty-Five States Face Revenue Shortfalls in 2018

Twenty-five states are currently facing a revenue shortfall, which is a marked improvement over our report from last year, when 31 states were in deficit. New additions to this year's list include Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, and New Jersey. Colorado,...

2017 State Policy Review: Employment & Labor

Legislators across the country focused on a variety of employment issues in 2017, from more traditional issues like paid leave and right-to-work laws to emerging issues like predictive scheduling and salary history bans. In places where legislation was introduced, it was...

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...

2017 State Policy Review: Transportation & Infrastructure
This was a productive year for states making investments in their transportation infrastructure. While the Trump Administration has so far failed to deliver on promised infrastructure funding, 24 states have raised fuel taxes to invest in roads and bridges since 2012....
Local Policy Digest
MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments from municipalities across the U.S. Nearly 60 U.S. mayors voice support for net neutrality. A week before the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality regulations, close to 60 U.S. mayors signed an ...
2017 State Policy Review: Budgets

This is the first in a series of posts wrapping up the top state issues of 2017 and previewing what's ahead in 2018. 

Pro Bono Lobbying Is a Unique Way to Give Back

Giving Tuesday has quickly come and gone. Nonprofits use this trending pseudo-holiday to promote their missions, bring awareness to their causes, and garner charitable donations. From putting roofs over the heads of less fortunate to financing international development...

Proposed Changes to Oakland Lobbyists Law to Streamline Reporting Requirements

In California, Oakland City Council's Rules and Legislation Committee is set to vote on amendments to the Oakland Lobbyist Registration Act (LRA). The proposed amendments are designed to streamline the reporting process by centralizing lobbyist registration and...

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