Monthly Archives: February 2019

Legislative Update: Plastic Bag Regulations

2019-02-25T16:51:12-05:00

When the California state legislature passed a measure in August of 2014 to institute a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, it became the first state to take this dramatic step. Before the ban could take effect, the proposal was put for as a proposition which appeared on the 2016 ballot in the Golden State. [...]

Legislative Update: Plastic Bag Regulations2019-02-25T16:51:12-05:00

DMGS Week in Review – February 24, 2019

2019-02-24T11:31:37-05:00

Legislative Update: Craft Beer & Distilleries According to figures released by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, in 2016, the brewing industry alone contributed more than $350 billion to the U.S. economy, directly and indirectly employing about 2.23 million Americans. The wine industry contributed $220 billion and 1.7 million jobs, and spirits contributed more than $173 [...]

DMGS Week in Review – February 24, 20192019-02-24T11:31:37-05:00

Legislative Update: Gas Taxes

2019-02-22T17:05:19-05:00

Infrastructure spending, at the federal, state, and local levels, is a key topic of conversation in 2019. It has been more than 60 years since President Eisenhower authorized the construction of the Interstate Highway System, and many of our nation's roads and bridges are in disrepair or in need of modernization. In order to tackle [...]

Legislative Update: Gas Taxes2019-02-22T17:05:19-05:00

Legislative Update: Craft Beer & Distilleries

2019-02-20T19:41:37-05:00

Photo Credit: Quinn Dombrowski According to figures released by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, in 2016, the brewing industry alone contributed more than $350 billion to the U.S. economy, directly and indirectly employing about 2.23 million Americans. The wine industry contributed $220 billion and 1.7 million jobs, and spirits contributed more than $173 billion and [...]

Legislative Update: Craft Beer & Distilleries2019-02-20T19:41:37-05:00

DMGS Week In Review – February 17, 2019

2019-02-17T09:16:27-05:00

Legislative Update: Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrency One of the top tech trends over the last several years has been the increasingly growing use of blockchain technology and related cryptocurrencies. Since we last reviewed the topic in an August 2018 blog post, there have been some new developments in the state-level regulatory framework, and there appear [...]

DMGS Week In Review – February 17, 20192019-02-17T09:16:27-05:00

Summary of the Fiscal 2019 Spending Agreement

2019-02-15T09:25:23-05:00

The Department of Homeland Security would receive $1.38 billion for fencing along the southern border and agencies affected by the 35-day government shutdown would be funded through Sept. 30 under the conference agreement on H. J. Res. 31, the vehicle for a seven-bill spending package. The measure represents an agreement between House and Senate negotiators [...]

Summary of the Fiscal 2019 Spending Agreement2019-02-15T09:25:23-05:00

Legislative Update: 5G Wireless Deployment

2019-02-13T13:15:57-05:00

In relatively short order, mobile wireless technology in the United States has made incredible strides. The first generation of wireless networks allowed us to make phone calls from anywhere. With second generation, or 2G, we could instantly send text message. Later, we moved on to 3G and 4G which allowed us to stream music, movies [...]

Legislative Update: 5G Wireless Deployment2019-02-13T13:15:57-05:00

Legislative Update: Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrency

2019-02-11T13:13:08-05:00

One of the top tech trends over the last several years has been the increasingly growing use of blockchain technology and related cryptocurrencies. Since we last reviewed the topic in an August 2018 blog post, there have been some new developments in the state-level regulatory framework, and there appear to be new items not far [...]

Legislative Update: Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrency2019-02-11T13:13:08-05:00

DMGS Week In Review – February 10, 2019

2019-02-10T10:59:20-05:00

Legislative Update: Sports Gambling Last week's Big Game was unique not just for being the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever, but it also marked the first time in a number of states outside of Nevada that a legal bet could be placed. In this week's blog post, we review the current state of sports gambling in [...]

DMGS Week In Review – February 10, 20192019-02-10T10:59:20-05:00

Legislative Update: E-Cigarettes

2019-02-08T16:02:26-05:00

Photo Credit: Vaping 360, https://vaping360.com/ According to Research & Markets, the global e-cigarette market is projected to reach more than $43 billion in sales by 2023. This is a rapidly growing industry, with both its supporters and detractors. In July 2016, the Harvard Medical School published a blog post outlining both the potentially positive and [...]

Legislative Update: E-Cigarettes2019-02-08T16:02:26-05:00
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