Opportunities in the Inflation Reduction Act
August 10, 2022
Regulating Kratom: 2022 Update
August 8, 2022
Congress Considers Impacts of Biofuel Mandates on Fuel and Food Prices
August 4, 2022
What’s Included in the Senate Deal on Biden’s Domestic Agenda?
August 3, 2022
Fentanyl Test Strips: Legislation Decriminalizing Their Use
August 2, 2022
Which States are Proposing Bans on Flavored Tobacco?
July 20, 2022
Delta-8 Bans & Carve-Outs: Legislative Update
July 14, 2022
States' Reactions to Supreme Court's Dobbs Ruling: Abortion Access, Trigger Laws, & More
July 7, 2022
What's Included in the 2022 Federal Gun Safety Package?
July 1, 2022
States Take Action on Regulating E-Bikes
June 15, 2022
States Consider Action on Crypto Mining
June 13, 2022
EV Charging Stations & Infrastructure: Coming to a State Near You?
June 8, 2022
On August 7, 2022, the U.S. Senate passed a landmark tax, climate, and healthcare bill, setting up the legislation for House approval and President Joe Biden’s signature. After over a year of negotiations, Senate Democrats agreed...
On April 19, Governor JB Pritzker signed the FY 2023 Illinois state budget into law, including $1.8 billion in tax relief. Highlights include rebate checks for working families, grocery tax suspension, property tax rebates, gas...
On March 15, 2022, President Joe Biden signed H.R. 2471, the Omnibus Appropriations Package for Fiscal 2022, into law, funding the federal government through September 30, 2022. The $1.5 trillion government funding measure passed boosts...
As discussed in our previous State of the States updates (Part I and Part II), governors around the country are outlining their legislative and executive priorities as lawmakers begin their 2022 legislative sessions. In Part...
Government funding was extended through December 3 by a Senate amendment to H.R. 5305, providing billions for disaster relief and Afghan refugees. The continuing resolution (CR), extended fiscal 2021 funding levels, averting an October 1 government...
As discussed in our previous budget update, many states are passing record high spending in their FY 22 state budgets. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent public health and economic crises, spending on...
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many workers became unemployed, businesses closed, and tax revenue declined. To fight the pandemic, states had to increase their spending on public health and economic stimulus. This drastic...
As DMGS noted previously, earmarks are making a return in the 117th Congress after a decade-long moratorium. Democrats in both chambers and House Republicans allowed their members to request earmarks, renamed “community project funding.” Leaders...
The Biden administration released the full version of its fiscal 2022 budget. The budget calls for $6 trillion in spending and a deficit of $1.8 trillion; deficits would exceed $1 trillion for a decade. It...