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Local Policy Digest
MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments from municipalities across the U.S.
Justice's Switch Gives GOP Complete Control of 26 States
News broke this afternoon that West Virginia Governor Jim Justice will announce at a rally tonight his intention to switch party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. The rare party switch for the newly elected governor, in a state where the GOP dominates the...
Oregon Passes First-in-Nation Statewide "Predictive Scheduling" Law
Oregon will likely became the first state in the nation to enact a “ predictive scheduling” law (also referred to as "restrictive scheduling" or "fair scheduling"), following the passage of similar local ordinances in San Francisco (2014), Emeryville, California (2016),...
States Clear Path for Truck Platooning: First Step to Fully Autonomous Vehicles
The debate over autonomous vehicles (AVs) is no longer about if, but when they'll become ubiquitous. But before AVs take over city streets, the first real-world application of a low-level autonomous technology is already developing in the commercial sector of...
Local Policy Digest
MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments from municipalities across the U.S.
Hawaii Revises Government Ethics Laws
Following a legislative session that saw lawmakers introduce 15 separate bills aimed at increasing accountability and clarity in government relations, Hawaii Governor David Ige (D) has signed three of the bills into law. The legislative package, with each bill enacted...
Conferences: Not Lobbying Free-for-alls
As conference season looms, government relations professionals everywhere are gearing up for extended travel to meetings across the country, including ALEC, NCSL, CSG, and NGA. Large conferences draw not only representatives of private companies and interest groups, but...
Sales and Use Tax Compliance Legislation was a Big State Tax Trend This Year
With most state legislatures having adjourned their 2017 sessions, now is a good time to review activity on sales and use tax (SUT) compliance legislation this year (see our May update here). Lawmakers in 31 states have introduced 80 sales and use tax compliance bills...
Illinois Passes a Budget, But it's No Time to Celebrate
Last Thursday the Illinois House voted to override Governor Bruce Rauner's (R) veto of its budget bill ( IL SB 9), ending the state's 736 day budget stalemate. While the vote takes the pressure off Illinois' fiscal difficulties for the moment, the state still faces...
Local Policy Digest
MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments this week from municipalities across the U.S. Minneapolis approves $15 minimum wage. During its meeting on June 30, the Minneapolis City Council

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