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Association Management Checklist

2023-01-22T19:35:22-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/Worawut Prasuwan Associations exist in each state to promote various trades, industries, businesses, and professions. There are more than 25,000 national associations and more than 65,000 local, state, or regional associations in the U.S., which employ over 500,000 individuals. While some associations are large and have full-time staff and funding, many are small [...]

Association Management Checklist2023-01-22T19:35:22-05:00

Update: Could Virtual Learning Replace Snow Days?

2023-01-18T19:49:26-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/ChrisDoDutch At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools shifted to virtual learning for their students. While in-person instruction is back, with the ability to use virtual learning, some argue that schools do not necessarily need to close down for the day in the event of bad weather, such as snow. DMGS [...]

Update: Could Virtual Learning Replace Snow Days?2023-01-18T19:49:26-05:00

2023 Legislative Session Bill Filing Deadlines

2023-01-17T10:46:24-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/tumsasedgars While several states, like Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and others, do not have any deadline for bill introductions or filings, some states do. Below is a list of important bill filing deadlines in nine states to help prepare for the 2023 legislative sessions. Arizona bill introduction deadline: Monday, [...]

2023 Legislative Session Bill Filing Deadlines2023-01-17T10:46:24-05:00

States Reconsidering Child Abuse Statutes of Limitations

2023-01-16T15:07:56-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/designer491 A statute of limitations is a law that requires a plaintiff to bring a lawsuit within a statutory time frame after an event. A court cannot hear the claim if a lawsuit is filed after the legislatively-prescribed period. Recently, many state legislatures are reconsidering statutes of limitations regarding child abuse claims. [...]

States Reconsidering Child Abuse Statutes of Limitations2023-01-16T15:07:56-05:00

Could Minnesota and Pennsylvania Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis in 2023?

2023-01-09T10:14:48-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/Olga Novikova With 2023 legislative sessions beginning in various states across the country, lawmakers are looking at the issue of cannabis and introducing legislation to legalize it. In the 2022 elections, voters in several states voted on whether or not to legalize cannabis in their respective states. While Arkansas, North Dakota, and South [...]

Could Minnesota and Pennsylvania Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis in 2023?2023-01-09T10:14:48-05:00

2023 Legislative Sessions Underway: Unexpected Leadership Changes

2023-01-05T15:01:34-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/zrfphoto Eighteen states began their respective 2023 legislative sessions the week of January 2, 2023. While much attention was paid to the vote(s) for U.S. Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, two states chose unlikely leaders for their speakerships. Ohio Elects New Speaker In November 2022, Republicans in the Ohio House [...]

2023 Legislative Sessions Underway: Unexpected Leadership Changes2023-01-05T15:01:34-05:00

Weekly State of the States: December 30th Edition

2022-12-30T12:57:10-05:00

With the holiday season now in the rearview mirror, state lawmakers and governors across the country are busy preparing for the upcoming legislative sessions. We are beginning to see and hear which topics may dominate the upcoming sessions, including TikTok bans, abortion, housing, tax reform, and more.  Alabama Alabama’s new conceal carry law goes into [...]

Weekly State of the States: December 30th Edition2022-12-30T12:57:10-05:00

Future Trends: State Governments Banning TikTok?

2022-12-29T13:01:22-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/pabradyphoto Could state governments try banning TikTok? At least 16 GOP governors have already taken steps to do so. TikTok, an increasingly popular social media app that allows users to post short-form videos, has over 1 billion monthly users worldwide, including over 138 million U.S. users. It has been downloaded over 210 million [...]

Future Trends: State Governments Banning TikTok?2022-12-29T13:01:22-05:00

Weekly State of the States: December 9th Edition

2022-12-09T16:20:11-05:00

As we move closer to the end of the year, new governors and lawmakers are preparing to take office, incumbents are setting out policy proposals, while outgoing officials are executing their final acts in office. Notably, Governor Chris Sununu of New Hampshire responded to Democrat attempts to move their first in the nation primary [...]

Weekly State of the States: December 9th Edition2022-12-09T16:20:11-05:00

What’s on the Agenda for State Lawmakers in 2023? A Look at Pre-Filed Legislation

2022-12-08T21:53:39-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/RAUL RODRIGUEZ In 2023, every state legislature in the country will meet, with the vast majority beginning their sessions in January.  While lawmakers might not meet until next month (or later), most states allow lawmakers to prepare pre-filed legislation.  Only 13 state legislative bodies do not allow for the pre-filing of legislation. Pre-filing legislation allows bills to [...]

What’s on the Agenda for State Lawmakers in 2023? A Look at Pre-Filed Legislation2022-12-08T21:53:39-05:00
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