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Legislation Supporting Domestic Violence Victims


Photo credit: iStock.com/Tinnakorn Jorruang In 1989, Congress declared October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In the time since, nearly 10 million U.S. residents experience physical abuse at the hands of an intimate partner each year. One in every four women and one in every seven men report intimate partner violence during their lifetimes. Many victims [...]

Legislation Supporting Domestic Violence Victims2022-11-15T10:42:19-05:00

Marijuana Ballot Initiatives: 2022 Election Results


Photo credit: iStock.com/IURII BUKHTA While much attention has been paid to the 2022 election results for various gubernatorial and legislative races, voters across the country also decided on many ballot initiatives. Notably, there were numerous marijuana ballot initiatives, some successful and others failing. Maryland Voters in Maryland overwhelmingly approved Question 4, the Marijuana Legalization Amendment. [...]

Marijuana Ballot Initiatives: 2022 Election Results2022-11-11T12:59:15-05:00

Weekly State of the States: 2022 Election Results Edition


This week was dominated by election-related news coverage across the country, where democrats fared much better than anticipated. As a result, the legislatures in Michigan and Minnesota have flipped control from R to D (DFL Party in MN) and the Pennsylvania state House is on the verge of flipping from R to D as well. [...]

Weekly State of the States: 2022 Election Results Edition2022-11-11T12:14:38-05:00

Electric Lawn Equipment: The Future of Lawnscaping?


Photo credit: iStock.com/Mirko_Rosenau Every weekend in the United States, about 54 million Americans mow their lawns, using 800 million gallons of gas annually and producing air pollutants, including carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides. Lawn equipment engines produce up to 5% of the country’s air pollution and relatively exceed emissions from automobiles by nearly 300 times. [...]

Electric Lawn Equipment: The Future of Lawnscaping?2022-11-10T14:26:23-05:00

State Legislative Election Race Updates


Photo credit: iStock.com/Andres Victorero We've already covered various gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races, which can be found here, but there have also been some notable state legislative election news, with democrats making unexpected gains in various states around the country. Michigan: Dems Flip Legislature It appears Democrats will win full control of Michigan's state government, [...]

State Legislative Election Race Updates2022-11-09T13:44:41-05:00

DMGS LIVE Thread: 2022 Election Results


Election Day 2022 is finally upon us. Stay up-to-date, as always, with the 2022 election results with the DMGS LIVE Thread! See below chart for when polls close. DMGS will be updating results as they come in after polls close. UPDATE: 11:30 AM, November 9 Major gubernatorial races have been called: incumbent [...]

DMGS LIVE Thread: 2022 Election Results2022-11-09T12:52:02-05:00

2022 Midterm Election Preview: Gubernatorial Edition


Photo credit: iStock.com/Wirestock Many gubernatorial elections are on the 2022 midterm election ballot, with 36 states and three territories electing top executives. In 2022, Republicans are defending 20 governorships, while Democrats are defending 16. 2022 Midterm Election Toss-Up Gubernatorial Races As of November 3, 2022, five governor races in Arizona, Kansas, Nevada, Oregon, and Wisconsin [...]

2022 Midterm Election Preview: Gubernatorial Edition2022-11-03T18:12:22-04:00

Sick Of Changing Your Clocks? DST Legislation Update


Photo credit: iStock.com/Rawf8 On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, the U.S. Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act which would make daylight savings time (DST) permanent for the entire nation beginning in 2023. The Senate passed the bill by voice vote, but the House has yet to consider it. Advocates for the bill argue it would [...]

Sick Of Changing Your Clocks? DST Legislation Update2022-11-07T14:14:47-05:00

Legislative Terms Part II: Preparing for Legislative Session


DMGS previously explained various legislative terms and what they really mean. As we noted before, if you are new to navigating your state capitol building, or even a seasoned veteran, you may be Googling a few legislative terms thrown around capitol halls that everyone seems to know, except you. Don’t worry – DMGS is here to help [...]

Legislative Terms Part II: Preparing for Legislative Session2022-11-01T11:05:59-04:00

Student Loan Forgiveness Application Now Open


Photo credit: iStock.com/Andrii Dodonov As we discussed previously, on August 24, 2022, President Joe Biden announced a sweeping package of federal student loan relief that forgives as much as $20,000 in loans, a move Biden said would help a generation “saddled with unsustainable debt.” On Friday, October 14, 2022, the federal government's student loan forgiveness application went [...]

Student Loan Forgiveness Application Now Open2022-10-17T12:05:01-04:00
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