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We created Morning MultiState with state government affairs professionals in mind — sign up to receive the latest from our experts in your inbox every Tuesday morning. In each edition, we include in-depth analysis on a key issue are we're following ("Insight"), a list of interesting articles that came across our desks, ("What We're Reading"), notable news from state legislatures and other state policymakers ("State News"), and key upcoming industry happenings ("On Your Radar").

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Tax Change: Not in an Election Year 

Volume 31, Sent May 17, 2022. We crunch the numbers and find that states really do avoid changes to the tax code during election years; Washington is the first state to require all-electric heating in new buildings; and a busy week with primaries on Tuesday in Idaho, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. Read this edition.

The Post-Roe State Landscape. 

Volume 30, Sent May 10, 2022. A look at the potential state landscape if Roe v. Wade is overturned; be ready for November with our 2022 state elections toolkit; primaries in Nebraska and West Virginia as lawmakers in Hawaii and South Carolina adjourn. Read this edition.

When is the state fiscal slowdown coming?

Volume 29. Sent May 3, 2022. How will lawmakers act when revenues drop?; Fort Worth will mine bitcoin; and primaries in Indiana and Ohio as Connecticut and Hawaii adjourn. Read this edition.

Why do we have lieutenant governors?

Volume 28. Sent April 26, 2022. Are lieutenant governors more than a holding area for governors in waiting?; states debate affordable housing policy options; and Florida lawmakers target Disney. Read this edition.

How easy is it to put an initiative on the ballot?

Volume 27. Sent April 19, 2022. Digging into the number to find how easy it is to place an initiative on a state's ballot; New York Lt. Gov. resigns; and lawmakers in Kentucky, Maine, and Nebraska adjourn sine die. Read this edition. 

Should States Incentivise E-Bikes?

Volume 26. Sent April 11, 2022. States offer incentives for electric vehicle purchases, should they do the same for e-bikes?; South Dakota lawmakers draft the first article of impeachment against a state official; and the crypto industry gets organized in state capitols. Read this edition. 

What’s “Independent State legislature” Theory and Why Should You Care?

Volume 25. Sent April 5, 2022. Why you should care about “independent state legislature” theory; new laws are making states more different from each other; and New York lawmakers struggle to meet state budget deadline. Read this edition. 

What Are the Pandemic’s Most Lasting Policy Changes?

Volume 24. Sent March 29, 2022. As major pandemic-related policies are winding down, what policies will be with us for the long haul?; redistricting has stalled in a handful of key states; and state lawmakers take up veto sessions. Read this edition. 

Crypto’s Favorite State? Wyoming, of course.

Volume 23. Sent March 22, 2022. How did Wyoming become a crypto haven?; Don’t expect the same transparency from ARPA funds as we saw with the Recovery Act in 2009; and Governor DeWine gives his first State of the State address in three years. Read this edition. 

States Jump on the Broadband Bandwagon

Volume 22. Sent March 15, 2022. States are playing their part in the surge of broadband investment; what's "independent legislature" theory?; and court knocks down Arizona’s voter-approved income tax increase on the wealthy. Read this edition. 

Lawmakers Target Election Oversight

Volume 21. Sent March 8, 2022. Election oversight is one of the year’s most fiercely debated issues in state legislatures; states push into uncharted territory as they seek their own sanctions on Russia; and Hawaii reopens the capitol building to the public. Read this edition. 

It’s Never Too Early to Talk Elections

Volume 20. Sent March 1, 2022. Which of the 2022 state elections should you be watching?; the corporate tax rate bills you should pay attention to this year; and Utah set to adjourn sin die on Friday. Read this edition. 

How Nebraska Became Unicameral

Volume 19. Sent February 22, 2022. Why does Nebraska have the only unicameral legislature?; New Mexico adjourns sine die; and cutting taxes is a bipartisan affair this year.  Read this edition. 

Lawmakers Play It Safe When Drawing Their Own Districts

Volume 18. Sent February 15, 2022. A new study shows how state lawmakers are less aggressive when drawing their own districts; blue states drop mask mandates; and lawmakers face procedural deadlines to move legislation. Read this edition. 

Sales Tax Exemptions as Election Year Appeal

Volume 17. Sent February 8, 2022. State lawmakers are promising to reduce grocery bills using sales tax exemptions; what will state legislators focus on in 2022?; and lawmakers must decide how to spend record surpluses. Read this edition. 

Republicans Warming to Marijuana Legalization

Volume 16. Sent February 12022. GOP lawmakers take up marijuana legalization; states look to boost electric vehicle infrastructure; and legislative sessions in OR and MN kick off this week. Read this edition. 

Florida Lawmakers Take Disputes with Cities to New Level

Volume 15. Sent January 252022. Florida lawmakers open up a new front on conflict with local governments; 2022 tax policy trends; and bill deadlines in California. Read this edition. 

Ready for a Quarter of a Million Bills?

Volume 14. Sent January 182022. A data-driven breakdown of state bill introductions; cities and states embrace crypto; and omicron variant disrupts a smooth return to the capitol for some lawmakers and governors. Read this edition. 

What’s in Store for 2022?

Volume 13. Sent January 112022. Much of 2022's expected policy trends are rooted in 2020; politically, will redistricting be a wash?; and state lawmakers return to the capitols (some remotely). Read this edition. 

Don’t Underestimate Redistricting

Volume 12. Sent December 21, 2021. We end the year with a look at redistricting; states debate how to respond to the latest COVID-19 outbreaks; and wishing the state GR community a happy holiday! Read this edition. 

What’s Going On With Vaccine Mandates?

Volume 11. Sent December 14, 2021.  Walking through the myriad vaccine mandates and bans in the states; how Oregon is trying to fix child care; and redistricting often ends up in the hands of judges. Read this edition. 

Reflections on 10 Years of State Tax Data

Volume 10. Sent December 17, 2021.  Reflecting on a decade’s worth of state tax data; donating to candidates via Bitcoin in Ohio; and recounts confirm a GOP takeover of the Virginia House. Read this edition. 

Gubernatorial Approval Ratings & 2022 Reelections

Volume 9. Sent November 30, 2021.  Examining gubernatorial approval ratings with an eye toward 2022 reelections; SCOTUS settles a dispute between states; and jockeying for open gubernatorial seats begins. Read this edition. 

Ballot Measures as Political Strategy

Volume 8. Sent November 16, 2021. Are ballot measures a viable vehicle to pass a party’s political agenda?; Americans are participating in redistricting like never before; and Louisiana elections over the weekend. Read this edition. 

The History Behind the Republican Wave

Volume 7. Sent November 9, 2021. We take a step back to examine the long history behind the Republican state elections wave; plenty of post-election commentary; and SD and DE lawmakers debate impeaching statewide office holders. Read this edition. 

Virginia Elections as Harbinger for 2022?

Volume 6. Sent October 26, 2021. Party operatives are watching next week’s elections in VA very closely, shedding of staff and authority leaves local health departments less prepared for the next pandemic, and special legislative sessions in AL, IA, TN, and WY. Read this edition. 

Virginia Elections as Harbinger for 2022?

Volume 5. Sent October 13, 2021. California gives all-mail voting a huge boost, states pick up policing reform efforts after Congress failed to strike a deal, and redistricting is still a focus for state lawmakers. Read this edition. 

Why Didn’t the 2009 Recovery Act Improve U.S. Highways and Bridges?

Volume 4. Sent September 28, 2021. Will Congress’ infrastructure package simply offset state spending? It's a special session-palooza as states address redistricting, and CA could scale back recall rules. Read this edition. 

California Is the Poster Child for Recall Elections, but They’re Not Alone

Volume 3. Sent September 21, 2021. Politicos are closely watching CA’s recall election today, governors are not pleased with Biden’s new vaccine mandates, and AK lawmakers struggle to solve their Permanent Fund dilemma. Read this edition. 

NC Restores Voting Rights After Felony Convictions

Volume 2. Sent September 1, 2021.  Judicial decision makes NC the latest state to restore voting rights after felony convictions, the surreal story of how a deadly crash upended SD politics, and with a quorum restored,  TX lawmakers move high-profile bills on elections, border security, and bail reform. Read this edition. 

Frustrated Cities to Use “Vaccine Passports”

Volume 1. Sent September 9, 2021.  Frustrated cities turn to “vaccine passports” to fight COVID-19, Alaska lawmakers debate the future of the sacred Permanent Fund, and how AOC and the left reinvented NY politics. Read this edition.