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DMGS Week in Review – March 17, 2019

Legislative Update – Connecticut Recreational Marijuana 

At a news conference on Thursday, leaders from the Connecticut House of Representatives outlined what appears to be the comprehensive proposal that will be making its way through the legislature this year. In this week’s Legislature Update here, we have detailed some of the major policy points of the proposal.

This Week in the States

  • Alabama – Gov. Kay Ivey signs Alabama gas tax hike into law
  • Arkansas – Bill Would Allow Self-Driving Cars to be Tested in Arkansas
  • Connecticut – Lawmakers propose package of bills as discussion begins about legalizing recreational marijuana in Connecticut
  • Florida – Senate panel votes to ban some forms of fracking in Florida
  • Georgia – Bill would protect tenants facing unhealthy living conditions
  • Idaho – Idaho House still short on Medicaid expansion votes
  • Illinois – Lawmakers send Gov. J.B. Pritzker bill to raise smoking and vaping age to 21
  • Kansas – Kansas tax on groceries among highest in nation. Why that’s not changing anytime soon
  • Louisiana – New Orleans lawmakers see tough fight ahead for infrastructure money
  • Maine – Maine Becomes The Most Recent Blue State To Reject A Carbon Tax
  • Maine – Senate Democrats roll out plan to give Mainers relief from high prescription prices
  • Minnesota – Legislature hears proposal on clean energy plan
  • Missouri – Is the Missouri legislature too large? Voters could get a chance to fix that
  • New Jersey – Final legal weed deal reached. Murphy, top Dems resolve last sticking point and could hold big vote soon.
  • New Mexico – New Mexico debates launching a recreational cannabis business
  • North Carolina – Craft brewers, wholesalers lift glass to distribution deal
  • North Dakota – GOP leaders wary of rosier-than-expected revenue forecast
  • Ohio – Ohio weighs the odds as sports gambling spreads
  • Oregon – Oregon looks at expanding speed cameras statewide
  • Pennsylvania – Gov. Wolf touts support from academics, economists for $15 minimum wage
  • South Dakota – Budget on agenda as session’s end nears
  • Texas – Texas lawmakers call for a swap: Higher sales taxes, lower property taxes
  • Utah – Deal struck in the Utah State Legislature to dump 3.2 beer for slightly heavier brews
  • Washington – As high-capacity magazine ban dies in Olympia, other gun bills advance

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