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Gift Season is Upon Us, But It's a Year-Round Concern

Not understanding the law about gifts can lead to a fair amount of trouble for a lobbyist, the lobbyist's employer, and government officials. This summer, MultiState Associates conducted a comprehensive review of state gift laws for public officials and whether or not a...

Paid Sick Leave Laws Continue to Spread
Last month, Rhode Island became the eighth state to enact a law mandating that employers provide employees with paid sick leave. Under the new law, effective July 1, 2018, employers are required to provide employees with three paid sick days per year in 2018, four in...
September Tax Policy Retrospective: Back to School, Back to Budget Special Session
While most states are preparing for next year by discussing their spending priorities and mapping out their fiscal reform agenda, some are still struggling to finish up this year's work. This month we're looking at the ongoing troubles of Connecticut, Oklahoma, and...
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.

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