Monthly Archives: September 2021

Human Body Composting Legislation

2021-09-28T20:36:00-04:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image sources by Jing & Rob van der Meijden from Pixabay  Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed SB21-006 into law earlier this year, making Colorado the second state to allow human body composting via human body composting legislation.  The human body composting legislation expressly authorizes human remains to be transformed to the soil using [...]

Human Body Composting Legislation2021-09-28T20:36:00-04:00

2021 Dark Sky Legislation

2021-09-27T08:57:30-04:00

Digital image by Ryan Stevens; image source by FelixMittermeier from Pixabay  While many are familiar with air, water, and land pollution, another form is receiving some lawmakers’ attention.  Light pollution is unwanted or excessive artificial light, which can cause adverse effects and degrade environmental quality.  As of 2016, at least 18 states had laws in place to [...]

2021 Dark Sky Legislation2021-09-27T08:57:30-04:00

September 24th Edition of the DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Colorado Allows Human Body Composting, Nebraska’s 2022 Primary Could Be Delayed, NJ Cannabis Delays, and More

2021-09-23T21:33:16-04:00

Digital image by Ryan Stevens; image source by Abhay Bharadwaj from Pixabay  While a lot of attention is paid to lawmakers and governors dealing with COVID related issues such as vaccine mandates and mask mandates, plenty of other unrelated issues are seeing action. Notably, Colorado is set to become the second state in the country to allow [...]

September 24th Edition of the DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Colorado Allows Human Body Composting, Nebraska’s 2022 Primary Could Be Delayed, NJ Cannabis Delays, and More2021-09-23T21:33:16-04:00

Florida 2022 Pre-Filed Bills

2021-09-20T16:52:39-04:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image sources by Ro Ma & Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay  It may still be 2021, but Florida lawmakers have already begun pre-filing legislation for next year’s 2022 legislative session.  Much attention has been paid to some Florida lawmakers who intend to introduce an abortion-ban bill like the one passed in Texas (TX SB 8). [...]

Florida 2022 Pre-Filed Bills2021-09-20T16:52:39-04:00

September 17th Edition of the DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Cash Bail, Redistricting, Marijuana, and Newsom Survives the California Recall

2021-09-17T16:50:31-04:00

Digital collage image and collage by Ryan Stevens; image sources by Gordon Johnson, Clker-Free-Vector-Images, & Paula Wood from Pixabay    A lot of focus was spent this week on California Governor Gavin Newsom surviving a recall election effort, but lawmakers and other governors across the country were also busy this week on issues ranging from COVID-19 to [...]

September 17th Edition of the DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Cash Bail, Redistricting, Marijuana, and Newsom Survives the California Recall2021-09-17T16:50:31-04:00

Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Update

2021-09-13T17:30:08-04:00

Digital image by Ryan Stevens; image sources by 1778011 & Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay  The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a program Congress created in 2005 intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the renewable fuels sector while reducing the reliance on foreign oil.  A particular aspect of the RFS program, Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), has caused [...]

Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Update2021-09-13T17:30:08-04:00

September 10th Edition of the DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap

2021-09-10T10:00:02-04:00

Digital image by Ryan Stevens Lawmakers and governors this week were busy on a range of issues, including redistricting, COVID-19, election reform, carbon caps, and more. Feel free to let us know what is going on in your state for our upcoming State Capital Weekly Recaps! Alabama Alabama lawmakers may be back soon for a [...]

September 10th Edition of the DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap2021-09-10T10:00:02-04:00

Earned Income Tax Credit Update: EITC Legislation

2021-09-08T08:16:00-04:00

Digital image by Ryan Stevens; image source by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay  The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit for workers with moderate- to low-income levels.  Eligibility for the tax credit is based on several factors, including family size, income, and filing status.  As of July 2021, the federal government, 30 states, the [...]

Earned Income Tax Credit Update: EITC Legislation2021-09-08T08:16:00-04:00

Telehealth Legislation: 2021 Update

2021-09-07T13:25:58-04:00

Digital image by Ryan Stevens; image source by by Tumisu from Pixabay  Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased push for patients to meet virtually with their providers and to allow for certain expansions or relaxing of rules related to telehealth. With the increasing desire to expand telehealth arising, lawmakers across the country [...]

Telehealth Legislation: 2021 Update2021-09-07T13:25:58-04:00

September 3rd Edition of the DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Redistricting, COVID, and Marijuana Dominate

2021-09-03T10:23:03-04:00

Digital image. byRya Stevens; image sources by Gordon Johnson, Tumisu, & OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay  Lawmakers and governors this week were busy on a range of issues, including redistricting, COVID-19, critical race theory, marijuana, and more. Feel free to let us know what is going on in your state for our upcoming State Capital Weekly Recaps! Alabama Alabama lawmakers [...]

September 3rd Edition of the DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Redistricting, COVID, and Marijuana Dominate2021-09-03T10:23:03-04:00
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