Local Policy Digest: Regulating Short-Term Lodging Rentals, Drone Ordinances and Cutting Emissions in Buildings and Transportation

Short-term lodging rentals have been restricted in New Orleans and regulated in major cities across seven states. In April, MultiState’s Local Alert Service identified numerous municipal actions that would regulate or restrict short-term lodging rentals in seven states.

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...

Anticipating Changes in State Implementation of Air Quality and Emissions Requirements
States complying with the Clean Air Act and other federal environmental statutes should be aware of current deregulation initiatives and proposed efficiency measures from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Industries affected by state implementation of...
Final Ballot Measure Roundup: Remaining High Profile Ballot Initiatives

Over the past few weeks, we have covered ballot measures on campaign finance, drug pricing, employment & labor, firearms, marijuana legalization, tax, tobacco, and transporation. In this post, we will take a look at any remaining ballot measures making news across the...

Trends in Gubernatorial Priorities in 2016

Note: we’ll be updating this post as more governors deliver State of the State addresses. Check back for updates!

2016 Predictions: What Will State Legislatures Focus On this Year?

Note: we'll be updating this post as more information is announced in state legislatures. Check back for updates!

Energy Trends in 2016 — Net Metering, the Clean Power Plan, and Renewable Portfolio Standards

In 2015, state legislators introduced many bills on energy related topics, particularly relating to reforming net metering policies, the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan, and renewable portfolio standards. Many of these issues were left unresolved at the end of 2015 and are...

States Challenge EPA Water Rule

On May 27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers issued the final “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule, which broadens the definition of “navigable waters” covered under the Clean Water Act (CWA). While the EPA contends...

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