Yearly Archives: 2021

December 31st DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: New Years Eve Edition

2021-12-31T12:25:55-05:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by nidan from Pixabay Despite this week being sandwiched between Christmas and New Years, plenty of action was taken in state capitals across the country, especially as it relates to COVID-19 and preparing for 2022 legislative sessions which are right around the corner. Lastly, all of us at [...]

December 31st DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: New Years Eve Edition2021-12-31T12:25:55-05:00

Virtual Snow Day Legislation: Could the Future of Snow Days be in Jeopardy?

2021-12-29T11:35:58-05:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image sources by JillWellington and mmi9 from Pixabay Technological advancements in recent years have made virtual learning a possibility for K–12 schools. With virtual learning a possibility, some states and schools are looking to eliminate snow days and allow classes and instruction to be conducted virtually. With many schools across [...]

Virtual Snow Day Legislation: Could the Future of Snow Days be in Jeopardy?2021-12-29T11:35:58-05:00

In the Loop: What’s in the Build Back Better Act

2021-12-27T11:02:19-05:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by KaraSuva from Pixabay On November 19, 2021, the House passed a $2 trillion reconciliation bill—the Build Back Better Act—to implement key elements of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda. The bill has faced an uphill battle in the Senate, where it needs 50 votes to pass. Intense negotiations [...]

In the Loop: What’s in the Build Back Better Act2021-12-27T11:02:19-05:00

Happy Holidays: State Lawmakers Introduce Various Bills Related to the Holidays

2021-12-22T12:35:07-05:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by monicore from Pixabay December brings the holiday season, with various Christmas and other holiday decorations, including trees, lights, and more.  However, some lawmakers are hoping to play a role in addressing various issues surrounding these myriad decorations. Others hope to extend certain sales tax exemptions related to [...]

Happy Holidays: State Lawmakers Introduce Various Bills Related to the Holidays2021-12-22T12:35:07-05:00

COVID-19 Vaccine, Mask, & Testing Requirements: Coming Back or Gone for Good?

2021-12-20T11:53:59-05:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by ronstik from Pixabay From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, DMGS has provided updates from various states looking to implement new restrictions or lift them.  If you missed these updates, you can find them below.  Now over two years since the COVID-19 pandemic’s beginning, health requirements across [...]

COVID-19 Vaccine, Mask, & Testing Requirements: Coming Back or Gone for Good?2021-12-20T11:53:59-05:00

December 17th DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Preparing for 2022 Sessions and COVID Restrictions

2021-12-17T09:57:23-05:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by Abhardphoto from Pixabay Heading into the holiday season, lawmakers were quite busy this week on a range of topics including agendas for the upcoming legislative sessions, how to continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, marijuana, housing, and more. Notably, some states, like California and New York, [...]

December 17th DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Preparing for 2022 Sessions and COVID Restrictions2021-12-17T09:57:23-05:00

December 10th DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Automated Speed Enforcement, Redistricting, Ghost Guns, Abortion, & More

2021-12-09T17:45:46-05:00

Digital image by Ryan Stevens; image source by 12019 from Pixabay It may be the holiday season, but lawmakers around the country were certainly busy this week. Notably, a few states saw the introduction of automated speed enforcement legislation, which you may remember from our overview earlier this year. In other news, another state has [...]

December 10th DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Automated Speed Enforcement, Redistricting, Ghost Guns, Abortion, & More2021-12-09T17:45:46-05:00

State-Level Opportunity Zone Legislation

2021-12-08T14:21:28-05:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by 12019 from Pixabay Did you know there are 8,764 Opportunity Zones in the United States?  Opportunity Zones are economically distressed communities. New investments in Opportunity Zones may be eligible for preferential tax treatment in certain circumstances.  Since the inception of Opportunity Zones, states across the country have [...]

State-Level Opportunity Zone Legislation2021-12-08T14:21:28-05:00

2022 Election Preview: Gubernatorial Elections

2021-12-06T09:10:22-05:00

Image courtesy 12019 from Pixabay With the 2021 elections now in the rearview mirror, many are already fixated on various races in 2022, especially gubernatorial races.  While two states, Virginia and New Jersey, held their gubernatorial elections in 2021, 36 states will hold them in 2022. Current Landscape With Glenn Youngkin (R) flipping the Virginia [...]

2022 Election Preview: Gubernatorial Elections2021-12-06T09:10:22-05:00

December 3rd DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Standoff in NJ Statehouse Over Vaccine Policy and PA Governor Vetoes Permitless Firearm Carry Bill

2021-12-02T20:02:02-05:00

Image courtesy USA-Reiseblogger from Pixabay With the Thanksgiving holiday in the rearview mirror, lawmakers around the country are gearing up for the 2022 legislative sessions. Lawmakers are already working on legislation related to abortion, mental health, marijuana, sports betting, and more. New Jersey made headlines this week after the legislature instituted a new policy requiring [...]

December 3rd DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Standoff in NJ Statehouse Over Vaccine Policy and PA Governor Vetoes Permitless Firearm Carry Bill2021-12-02T20:02:02-05:00

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