Monthly Archives: January 2020

Electric Vehicles in 2020: NJ and CA


As climate change becomes a growing concern for States and communities, electric vehicle infrastructure has become a slow morning trend but one that is building momentum as more state- and municipal-level entities work to improve efficiency, lower emissions, and upgrade infrastructure. New Jersey Under a new law, S2252, signed by Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey [...]

Electric Vehicles in 2020: NJ and CA2020-01-29T10:24:22-05:00

The 2020 Competition for State Capitols


The presidential election will overlap in November with the fight for state capitals, increasing voter participation in elections for state legislative seats. State legislature elections in 2020 also are important because they are the last before the next round of redistricting begins in early 2021.  In most states, the line-drawing responsibility lies with governors and [...]

The 2020 Competition for State Capitols2020-01-27T08:30:00-05:00

Education Trends for 2020


Safety Interoperability is a growing trend in school safety measures.  School safety and security is becoming an increasing concern for parents, students, and school districts.  Even schools that utilize modern radio and camera networks are finding they really are not cutting it.  With schools dealing with system failures, emergency coordination and response times, and communication [...]

Education Trends for 20202020-01-22T09:16:18-05:00

Cannabis 2020


US states and Cannabis[1][2] Fourteen US states and territories have legalized recreational cannabis sales for adults, with varying levels of regulation.  A total of 33 states have legalized cannabis for medical purposes. The governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania convened this past fall for a summit on coordinating cannabis and vaping policies.  New Jersey is putting a [...]

Cannabis 20202020-01-15T16:25:55-05:00

Ranked-Choice Voting Update: Massachusetts


The General Court of Massachusetts, the state legislature, will consider adopting ranked-choice voting (RCV), after election reform advocates in the state collected over 80,000 signatures in support of the measure. If approved it would first be used in the 2022 elections, to choose candidates for both federal and state offices, including the governor. Ranked choice [...]

Ranked-Choice Voting Update: Massachusetts2020-01-10T08:30:00-05:00

Letter from the Director


Welcome to 2020! As the Managing Director of Duane Morris Government Strategies, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year. 2019 was an exciting year for DMGS and for our country. As policies and initiatives shifted federally and in states, our firm was involved and helping shape changes at all levels [...]

Letter from the Director2020-01-08T10:38:42-05:00
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