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Legislation on Cryptomining & Digital Asset Mining


Photo credit: As the calls for cryptocurrency regulations heat up, several state legislatures are jumping ahead, clarifying their existing laws and providing protections for digital asset miners and cryptomining. Cryptomining, or digital asset mining, is essentially the process of validating a cryptocurrency transaction through complex mathematical problems on a blockchain network. As another refresher from our [...]

Legislation on Cryptomining & Digital Asset Mining2023-03-22T12:18:53-04:00

State Legislation to Protect Coastal Ecosystems


Photo credit: In recent years, many state legislatures have pursued a variety of policy decisions to protect coastal ecosystems. Many states have enacted laws and regulations to manage coastal development and protect natural habitats. These laws may limit the types of development that can take place in sensitive areas, establish setback requirements, and require [...]

State Legislation to Protect Coastal Ecosystems2023-03-20T16:26:00-04:00

Adult Day Care: Defining Services, Reimbursing Service Providers, & More


Woman hugging her elderly mother Adult day care refers to a service that provides elderly and disabled adults with supervision, socialization, and healthcare services during the day, allowing them to remain living in their own homes or with their families. In 2023 legislative sessions, several state lawmakers introduced bills on adult day care. These bills [...]

Adult Day Care: Defining Services, Reimbursing Service Providers, & More2023-03-14T13:44:55-04:00

Term Limits for State Lawmakers?


Photo credit: As of March 2023, 16 states have term limits for state lawmakers. The term limits can be defined into two general categories: consecutive and lifetime. With consecutive limits, when a state legislator has served the maximum number of terms in office, they may run for office for the state’s other legislative chamber [...]

Term Limits for State Lawmakers?2023-03-13T13:25:33-04:00

Right to Repair Legislation: 2023 Update


Photo credit: The right to repair is the concept that consumers have the right to repair, modify, and maintain the products they own without being restricted or penalized by the manufacturer or third-party service providers. This includes accessing repair manuals, diagnostic tools, replacement parts, and software updates needed to maintain or repair products. No [...]

Right to Repair Legislation: 2023 Update2023-03-09T14:12:09-05:00

Regulating Artificial Intelligence in 2023


Photo credit: Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming our world, with a growing impact on industries ranging from healthcare to finance, transportation to entertainment, etc. Advancements in AI technology have accelerated at an unprecedented pace, driven by breakthroughs in machine learning, natural language processing, and computer vision. Today, AI systems can perform complex tasks [...]

Regulating Artificial Intelligence in 20232023-03-06T12:09:07-05:00

2023 Funerary and Crematory Licensure Legislation


Photo credit: Several state legislatures are clarifying and regulating the qualifications necessary to be a crematory operator or a funeral director, both out-of-state reciprocal funeral licenses and in-state licensing. Minnesota Reciprocal Mortuary Science Licensure Introduced to the Minnesota House in January 2023, HB1036 would modify the requirements for reciprocal licensure to practice mortuary science. [...]

2023 Funerary and Crematory Licensure Legislation2023-02-21T11:19:58-05:00

State Legislation to Set Recess Time Requirements for Students


Photo credit: A recent study found that, between 2017 and 2020, 19.5% of children and adolescents aged 2–19, roughly 14.7 million youth, were obese. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study discovered that since the COVID-19 pandemic, the average body mass index (BMI) of children and adolescents has doubled. States legislatures [...]

State Legislation to Set Recess Time Requirements for Students2023-02-16T16:50:28-05:00

Gulf Coast Insurance Crisis


Photo credit: Faizal Bin Ramli The Gulf Coast has experienced increasingly frequent and costly weather events. Coastal states have endured rough hurricane seasons in 2020, 2021, and 2022 with Hurricanes like Delta, Laura, Zeta, Ian, and Ida. As a result of the continued battering of insured properties in high-risk areas, insurance companies are drastically [...]

Gulf Coast Insurance Crisis2023-02-15T20:14:32-05:00

2023 Nevada State of the State Address


Photo credit: Newly elected in the 2022 general election, Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo (R) took the oath of office on January 2, 2023. On January 23, 2023, Lombardo delivered his State of the State Address, presenting his administration’s 2023 budget to the Nevada General Assembly. Lombardo focused the address on the state budget and [...]

2023 Nevada State of the State Address2023-02-14T16:52:00-05:00
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