Monthly Archives: August 2020

2020 and Gubernatorial Vetoes

2020-08-28T10:00:00-04:00

DMGS Highlights: Governors of states maintain the power to veto legislation.Each state has its own veto process.There are numerous types of vetoes.Vetoed legislation in 2020 includes: minimum wage bills, online voter registration bills, high school graduation requirement bills, telemedicine bills, budget line-item vetoes, and more. In a state’s system of checks and balances, governors maintain [...]

2020 and Gubernatorial Vetoes2020-08-28T10:00:00-04:00

CARES Act Funding & K-12 Education

2020-08-26T07:15:00-04:00

Key Highlights: The CARES Act allocated $150 billion in aid to state, local, and tribal governments.Lawmakers and Governors in states across the country have allocated these funds towards various education-related expenditures.The federal CARES Act funding has been used to support instructional programming to help students catch up from interrupted instruction caused by COVID-19, improve air [...]

CARES Act Funding & K-12 Education2020-08-26T07:15:00-04:00

Legislation Affecting Gig Economy Workers

2020-08-19T10:04:54-04:00

Key Points The gig economy is based on flexible or temporary jobs that allow for freelancing;Gig economy workers are not guaranteed the same benefits as employees, such as a minimum wage standard and access to unemployment benefits;States, including California, have already enacted laws addressing misclassification by requiring companies to follow an ABC test to determine [...]

Legislation Affecting Gig Economy Workers2020-08-19T10:04:54-04:00

How Will U.S. Students Learn in the 2020-2021 School Year: UPDATED

2020-08-14T09:20:00-04:00

A look at what every state and major counties are doing to bring education to kids in the age of coronavirus and amid a pandemic. Alabama Alabama plans to reopen its schools on time for the Fall season.  K-12 public schools will reopen as early as August, though it is still unclear how many students [...]

How Will U.S. Students Learn in the 2020-2021 School Year: UPDATED2020-08-14T09:20:00-04:00

2020 Special Legislative Sessions

2020-08-12T09:54:41-04:00

Photo by Stephan Müller on Pexels.com What is a “Special Session”?  Unlike a regular legislative session, special sessions occur to deal with specific issues or topics.  Usually, the scope of the special session is limited to these specific issues.  Each state has its own rules and laws for the processes on special sessions, including how [...]

2020 Special Legislative Sessions2020-08-12T09:54:41-04:00

How Will U.S. Students Learn in the 2020-2021 School Year?

2020-08-08T17:22:10-04:00

Last updated 8/8/2020 by Alana Burman A look at what every state and major counties are doing to bring education to kids in the age of coronavirus and amid a pandemic. Image collage by Alana Burman Alabama Alabama plans to reopen for the fall season on time. K-12 public schools will reopen as early as [...]

How Will U.S. Students Learn in the 2020-2021 School Year?2020-08-08T17:22:10-04:00

5G Legislation & Wireless Small Cell Devices: What Does The Future Look Like?

2020-08-05T07:30:00-04:00

Digital Illustration by Alana Burman What exactly is 5G?  5G is the next, and fifth, generation of wireless network technology, built to be faster and improve upon the existing 4G network.  As 5G began to roll out in 2018, legislation regulating and streamlining it was not far behind. Small cell device and 5G legislation has [...]

5G Legislation & Wireless Small Cell Devices: What Does The Future Look Like?2020-08-05T07:30:00-04:00
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