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DMGS Week in Review – July 21, 2019

US House Mulls Fixes to CIG Transit Grants The House Transportation Committee has begun to consider what the next surface transportation bill will look like, especially for the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA)’s Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program The CIG program has been scrutinized by Congress for its complexity and the slow rate of grant issuance by President Trump’s Department of Transportation (DOT). The CIG program accounts for roughly 20% of […]

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DMGS Week in Review – July 14, 2019

California Moves Towards Universal Health Insurance Residents of California will be assessed a penalty if they do not have health insurance coverage under the new state budget plan Gov. Gavin Newsom signed June 27. Gov. Newsom signed A.B. 74, enacting a $215 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The insurance mandate is included in S.B. 78, one of the 15 related bills that make statutory revisions necessary to […]

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DMGS Week in Review – July 7, 2019

What to Watch in Washington When lawmakers return the second week of July, the House will take up the defense and intelligence authorization, arms sales, and raising the federal minimum wage. The Senate will take up nominations, spending bills and funding for Sept. 11 first responders. Congressional negotiations with President Trump to raise budget caps and the debt ceiling will continue. National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Senate Before Senators headed […]

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DMGS Week in Review – June 30, 2019

Legislative Update: State Trifectas When discussing state legislatures, both during campaign season and during the legislative session, the term “trifecta” is often used, and can be incredibly important. This month, we reviewed the current status of trifecta’s across the country, what that has meant in the 2019 legislative session, and in Part I, we specifically address Democratic policy priorities. Legislative Update: State Trifectas Part II In Part II of our […]

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