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Washington Enacts Generous Paid Family Leave Mandate
Governor Jay Inslee (D) signed paid family and medical leave legislation into law ( WA SSB 5975) yesterday, making Washington the fifth state to enact a paid family leave program. California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island have existing programs, and New York enacted paid...
June 2017 Tax Retrospective: The Government Shutdown Blues
To say that it has been a rocky budget year for states would be an understatement: revenues for this year have been lackluster overall and projections for the future aren't any brighter. States across the country struggled to meet their requirements to pass balance...
States Consider Additional Rules for Financial Planners
States are reacting to uncertainty surrounding recent federal regulations on the standard of care financial planners use for their clients' accounts by passing state based rules. A fiduciary duty imparts the highest degree of legal responsibility on financial planners by...
Local Policy Digest

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

Local Policy Digest
MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments this week from municipalities across the U.S.
Are Nonprofit Organizations “Lobbyists”?
It can be difficult to determine if someone is engaging in lobbying activity and required to register as a lobbyist under state regulations. Under certain circumstances, a nonprofit employee can influence policy but not be required to register because they did not...
Local Policy Digest
MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments this week from municipalities across the U.S. Orland Park, Illinois, and 40 Chicago suburbs have opted out of new county laws governing wage and sick leave. Last year, the Cook County Board of...
May 2017 Tax Retrospective: Budgets finished, budgets delayed (Part 2)
In our previous post, we discussed the state budget difficulties in Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, and New Mexico. In part two, we'll examine Kansas, Oklahoma, and West Virginia.
Kansas' fight over tax reform
Kansas Governor Brownback's (R) marquee 2013 tax cuts...
May 2017 Tax Retrospective: Budgets finished, budgets delayed (Part 1)
May was a busy month as several state legislatures struggled to finish budgets before the end of their sessions. Crafting a budget is a notoriously difficult process in which lawmakers weigh competing interests that jockey for scarce funds, the possible need for new...
Local Policy Digest
MultiState's Local Policy Digest explores the top legislative developments this week from municipalities across the U.S. The Minneapolis City Council is considering raising the city's minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour. Last Friday, the council introduced a draft...

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