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

New Mexico Legislative Session Review

New Mexico adjourned its 2018 legislative session sine die February 15, and Governor Susana Martinez (R) finished acting on the bills sent to her desk on March 7. A rebound in oil and gas tax revenue eased financial pressure in Santa Fe this year, allowing lawmakers to...

Local Policy Digest

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

Workers in 18 States Saw Higher Minimum Wages in January. Which States Will Raise Minimum Wages Even Higher?

The last federal minimum wage increase — to $7.25 per hour, from $6.55 per hour — occurred on July 24, 2009. In the years since Congress last increased the minimum wage, state and local leaders across the country have introduced countless minimum wage proposals,...

Local Policy Digest
MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments from municipalities across the U.S. Austin passes first paid sick leave ordinance in Texas state history. Late Thursday night,
Carbon Tax Bills Proliferate in 2018 as States Seek Best Practices

Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) made headlines earlier this year when he announced that passing a carbon tax would be one of his key policy goals for the year. Left-leaning think tanks and policymakers have been talking for years about levying some kind of tax on...

State Legislatures Address Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment allegations have dominated headlines over the past several months, and politicians have not been exempt from scrutiny as women have come forward and voiced their stories of harassment at state capitols. As states convened their legislative sessions in...

Local Policy Digest

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

January Tax Retrospective: Congress Acts, States React
In a typical year, establishing conformity with the federal tax code is a fairly mundane task for state lawmakers. Since state income tax systems are generally based on the federal code, updating the connection to the Internal Revenue Code is usually uncontroversial. But...
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...

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