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South Dakota v Wayfair: Three Maps

We've written regularly (here, here, here, and here) regarding the explosion of state activity directed at enhancing the collection of state and local sales and use taxes. This week, South Dakota asked the United State Supreme Court (see a copy of the cert petition here)...

Recent Hacks Spur States to Pass More Data Security Breach Notification Laws
The recent hack of Equifax, one of the country's three major credit-reporting companies, is the latest example of Americans' personal information under attack from foreign governments, organized criminals, and mischievous hackers. Equifax's data breach has placed roughly...
2017 State Ballot Measures Preview: Governance
Because 2017 is an off-year for most legislative elections (other than New Jersey and Virginia), much of the focus on this election season will turn to state ballot measures. There will be 27 ballot measures before voters this fall, the lowest number of ballot measures...
Local Policy Digest

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

Cook County, Illinois, has banned the use of drones amid security concerns. Last week, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to ban the use...

States Continue to Pursue Legislation on Presidential Tax Return Disclosure

Nearly nine months into his term, President Donald Trump has still not released his tax returns, having cited an IRS audit in April as the reason for non-disclosure. Although there are no legal requirements for presidential candidates to disclose tax returns, he is the...

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...

States Charge Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Owners for Share of Road Costs

States are still struggling to scrounge up the money to fully fund transportation infrastructure investment, which is why 22 states have raised state fuel taxes since 2012. But most transportation policy experts and state lawmakers say that relying on gas tax revenues to...

Municipal Lobbying Adds Compliance Challenges
As we've previously written, lobbyists who work on the local level face a number of challenges. One of these challenges is the often quirky reporting requirements associated with municipal lobbying. A new ordinance in San Jose, California, changes the city's reporting...
Demographic Data A Rarity in Lobbyist Registrations
When I joined MultiState in 2015, I was shocked by how little information state and local governments typically require for lobbyist registration. As a professional new to the field, I thought the sign-up forms would be akin to the federal government’s top-secret...

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