Lawmakers in 34 States Have Considered Legalizing Marijuana, But Only One State Has Enacted It This Year

State lawmakers remain interested in legalizing both recreational and medical marijuana during the 2019 state legislative sessions. To date, nearly 170 bills have been introduced in 34 states and Washington, D.C. (see map below).

Advocates Push Workers’ Rights Proposals for Independent Contractors

Lawmakers have begun to focus on independent contractors recently because of the increase in temporary “gig economy” jobs such as driving for Uber or Lyft, or performing work via TaskRabbit. Last week, the National Employment Law Project (NELP), a progressive labor...

Top 10 State Legislative Trends for 2019

November’s elections saw the biggest shift in political control in the states in nearly a decade. When state legislatures gavel in their new legislative sessions in early 2019, most states will be bluer than they’ve been in a long time, which gives progressive lawmakers...

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