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Human Body Composting Legislation Being Considered by State Lawmakers

2024-02-21T09:24:06-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/Larisa Stefanuyk We last covered human body composting legislation in 2021. As we noted then, Washington State was the first state to allow for human body composting. Washington was soon followed by Colorado and Oregon.  In 2024 sessions, legislative initiatives in Arizona, Illinois, and Minnesota, among other states, demonstrate a growing interest and [...]

Human Body Composting Legislation Being Considered by State Lawmakers2024-02-21T09:24:06-05:00

Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro’s 2024 Budget Address

2024-02-13T11:53:15-05:00

Photograph taken inside the state capitol of the spectacular 272-foot, 52 million-pound dome. On February 6, 2024, Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro (D) delivered his 2024-25 Budget Address. Shapiro's 2024 budget aims to provide tangible benefits for state citizens and their future. The Shapiro-Davis budget proposal aims to capitalize on the Commonwealth’s $14 billion surplus to [...]

Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro’s 2024 Budget Address2024-02-13T11:53:15-05:00

Summary: South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s 2024 State of the State

2024-02-07T22:02:48-05:00

The South Carolina State House in Columbia. HDR. On January 24, 2024, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster (R) delivered his State of the State Address, emphasizing bold action and outlining priorities for South Carolina’s future. Addressing cultural heritage, infrastructure, natural resources, justice systems, healthcare, education, and economic prosperity, McMaster urged collaboration, highlighting civility and pride [...]

Summary: South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s 2024 State of the State2024-02-07T22:02:48-05:00

Decriminalization of Home-Cultivated Medical Cannabis

2024-01-30T16:55:44-05:00

Marijuana in a pot on the windowsill. Home cultivation of medical cannabis. Cannabis laws have evolved rapidly across the United States. Cannabis has been shown to have benefits for a range of medical conditions, including chronic pain, epilepsy, and schizophrenia. As of 2024, 38 states have legalized medical cannabis and several states seek to expand [...]

Decriminalization of Home-Cultivated Medical Cannabis2024-01-30T16:55:44-05:00

New York Gov. Hochul’s 2024 State of the State Address

2024-01-29T16:16:03-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/Brian Logan On January 9, 2024, New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) delivered her State of the State Address, introducing 204 initiatives to improve the state’s affordability, livability, and safety. Emphasizing crime reduction, mental health enhancement, public infrastructure improvement, and financial safeguarding, Hochul also highlighted ongoing efforts in job creation, education, and childcare. [...]

New York Gov. Hochul’s 2024 State of the State Address2024-01-29T16:16:03-05:00

Weekly State of the States: January 19th, 2024 Edition

2024-01-18T22:39:29-05:00

Halfway through January, legislative sessions in numerous states across the country are officially underway. Governors were busy this week delivering their state of the state addresses and budget addresses, while lawmakers have started debating important issues like education funding, energy policies, election reforms, and more.  Alabama State Representative Jim Hill (R) has proposed to split [...]

Weekly State of the States: January 19th, 2024 Edition2024-01-18T22:39:29-05:00

Idaho Governor Brad Little’s 2024 State of the State Address

2024-01-18T17:53:58-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/devdogg On January 8, 2024, Idaho Governor Brad Little (R) delivered his State of the State Address. During the address, Little emphasized a commitment to IDAHO WORKS, a plan to sustain and enhance Idaho. Balanced Budgetary Focus & Fiscal Conservatism The address emphasized the administration’s 2024 plan under the IDAHO WORKS initiative. Emphasizing [...]

Idaho Governor Brad Little’s 2024 State of the State Address2024-01-18T17:53:58-05:00

Several States Address Catalytic Converter Theft Through Legislation

2023-11-16T18:41:42-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/NongAsimo Catalytic converters are a very valuable car part located beneath most motor vehicles. The devices convert harmful pollutants in internal combustion engine (ICE) exhaust gases into less toxic ones. According to David Glawe, the president and CEO of the National Insurance Crime Bureau, “Catalytic converters contain numerous rare earth metals, such as [...]

Several States Address Catalytic Converter Theft Through Legislation2023-11-16T18:41:42-05:00

Virginia 2023 General Election Results

2023-11-08T20:37:54-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/Zloyel In the 2023 Virginia state legislative general elections, voters filled all 40 State Senate and 100 State House seats. Democratic candidates emerged victorious, achieving majorities in both the House and Senate, and denying Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) a trifecta. Last term, the Republicans maintained a narrow 52–48 majority in the State House, [...]

Virginia 2023 General Election Results2023-11-08T20:37:54-05:00

New Jersey 2023 Election Results

2023-11-08T20:34:09-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/Vepar5 New Jersey completed its 2023 general election on Tuesday, November 7, electing all 40 seats in the Senate, the complete ensemble of 80 seats in the General Assembly, and numerous local and school board positions. Before the election, Democrats held a majority in the Senate (25–15) and the Assembly (46–34). Republicans had [...]

New Jersey 2023 Election Results2023-11-08T20:34:09-05:00
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