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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...

October Tax Retrospective: Two Down, One to Go
After months of work, two states have finalized their outstanding budgets. In the last few days, lawmakers in Connecticut and Pennsylvania have set out long-term revenue plans for their states. It was a lot of sturm und drang to get here, but the battle is over for these...
2017 State Ballot Measures Preview: Taxes

Voters have determined state tax policy at the ballot box for years and this year will be no different, with many tax measures before voters this November. Louisiana voters approved two tax-related measures earlier this month, allowing a property tax exemption for...

2017 State Ballot Measures Preview: Health Care

While health care has been a hot topic in Congress this year, much of the heavy lifting has been done at the state level since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010. States have enacted a number of measures in an effort to rein in costs and...

A Primer: Three Key State Government Relations Groups

For state government relations professionals, travel is one of the top job requirements. Travel requirements are not only due to the nature of our work and the 50 state capitals spread across the country, but also because there are a large number of organizations to...

Local Policy Digest

Michigan Legislature preempts local authority on sugary beverage tax. Last week, the Michigan State Senate passed a bill (MI HB 4999) that prohibits local governments from “imposing a tax or fee on the manufacture, distribution, wholesale sale, or retail sale of food for...

Louisiana Voters Approve Tax & Transportation Amendments

Louisiana voters approved three constitutional amendments over the weekend on property taxes and transportation projects. Overall, the Louisiana Constitution has now been amended 189 times since 1974. As expected, the turnout was very low, despite primary races for...

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