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Legislative Response to George Floyd’s Killing and Recent Protests – Part 2

by: the DMGS Team Last week, we examined the legislative response to George Floyd’s killing and recent protests in Minnesota, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. We also looked at what action the federal government is taking and proposing on different police reforms. In the past week, there are numerous updates on police reforms and what actions are being taken at both the federal and state levels.  Are different states proposing similar laws […]

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Legislative Response to George Floyd’s Killing and Recent Protests – Part 1

by: Ryan J. Stevens The killing of George Floyd on May 25 has sparked weeks of protests across the country, with many calling for various reforms, particularly with police.  Calls for reform from the public have not fallen on deaf ears, as there have been many legislative proposals offered at the federal, state, and local levels of government.  Some of the reforms gaining media attention include “defunding” of police, banning […]

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A Look at States Grappling with Budget Shortfalls in the Face of COVID-19

by: Ryan J. Stevens As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all facets of everyday life, state budgets are no different.  With businesses closing and states implementing stay at home orders over the last few months, tax revenues have been dwindling for states.  With more individuals applying for unemployment compensation, that means less income tax revenue for states as well.  Further, with the federal government and states extending tax filing […]

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How State Legislatures are changing their own operations in the face of COVID-19

By: Ryan J. Stevens As many individuals and businesses have had their lives upended by COVID-19, state legislatures around the country are no different. The coronavirus is not just impacting our health, safety and economy, but also in the way lawmakers deal with these issues. Legislative operations in 23 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico have either introduced or adopted bills/resolutions that make changes to the way they […]

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