Monthly Archives: January 2021

Sports Betting Legalization: 2021 Outlook

2021-01-29T07:33:00-05:00

Digital Collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by Tumisu from Pixabay  In 2018, the United States Supreme Court struck down a 1992 federal law that prohibited states, except for Nevada, from authorizing sports gambling.  Since then, lawmakers in numerous states have introduced sports betting legalization legislation in their states.  Over a dozen states have since legalized sports [...]

Sports Betting Legalization: 2021 Outlook2021-01-29T07:33:00-05:00

Biden’s First 100 Days: Plans to Address Four Crises

2021-01-27T11:57:03-05:00

Digital Collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by David Mark from Pixabay DMGS Article Highlights President Biden's first 100 days began with an early blitz of executive action.Biden's four overlapping and compounding crises he is focusing on are the Covid-19 pandemic, the resulting economic downturn, climate change, and racial equity. President Joe Biden has executed an early blitz of executive [...]

Biden’s First 100 Days: Plans to Address Four Crises2021-01-27T11:57:03-05:00

The 87th Texas Legislature: What’s on the Agenda?

2021-01-22T15:32:17-05:00

Digital Collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by 888xyz from Pixabay  Texas legislators convened for the state’s 87th Legislature on January 12.  Unlike most states, Texas lawmakers meet biennially. Once they adjourn at the end of May, they will not come back for a regular session until 2023.  Only four states hold their legislative sessions every other year, [...]

The 87th Texas Legislature: What’s on the Agenda?2021-01-22T15:32:17-05:00

To-Go Cocktails: Permanent or Temporary?

2021-01-20T11:52:52-05:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image sources by StockSnap and Daniel Roberts from Pixabay  Last year, we looked at states navigating liquor law changes during the pandemic and whether or not to-go cocktails would be allowed.  During the recent holiday season, many governors clamped down on COVID-related restrictions to prevent coronavirus spread.  In doing so, restaurants and [...]

To-Go Cocktails: Permanent or Temporary?2021-01-20T11:52:52-05:00

Maryland Update: the RELIEF Act of 2021 Announced by Governor Hogan

2021-01-15T07:30:00-05:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; images by Bruce Emmerling and Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay  On Monday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced an emergency stimulus and tax relief legislative package - the RELIEF Act.  If approved by lawmakers, the RELIEF Act package would provide more than $1 billion for working families in Maryland, small businesses, and those whose employment [...]

Maryland Update: the RELIEF Act of 2021 Announced by Governor Hogan2021-01-15T07:30:00-05:00

State of the States: Governors Lay Out Visions For 2021

2021-01-13T07:30:00-05:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source LoveBuiltLife from Pixabay  With 2021 legislative sessions underway, governors across the country are delivering their “state of the state” addresses—budget addresses in some states—outlining their visions for their state in 2021.  Lawmakers must agree with the governor for policies to advance and become law, which largely depends on each state’s [...]

State of the States: Governors Lay Out Visions For 20212021-01-13T07:30:00-05:00

2021 Legislative Session Preparation Tips

2021-01-08T07:30:00-05:00

Digital Image by Ryan Stevens; image source by Kate226 from Pixabay With 2021 legislative sessions now underway in numerous states, it is essential to prepare for your advocacy efforts. While you may have advocated or lobbied lawmakers for an issue or cause in the past, you are likely to face different obstacles in 2021.  The [...]

2021 Legislative Session Preparation Tips2021-01-08T07:30:00-05:00

What Will 2021 Legislative Sessions Look Like?

2021-01-05T07:30:00-05:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens COVID-19 upended many facets of life in 2020, including the way lawmakers operate.  Some states suspended their legislative sessions, while others adopted safety measures.  Some legislatures remained in-person, while others moved to full remote participation or a hybrid plan.  State legislatures will begin 2021 legislative sessions across the country over [...]

What Will 2021 Legislative Sessions Look Like?2021-01-05T07:30:00-05:00
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