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Colorado State Legislature Approves and Rejects Virtual Currency Legislation

As the federal government debates the regulatory framework for blockchain technology and other cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, the Colorado state legislature recently debated two pieces of legislation that would make the Rocky Mountain State a leader in both. On May 9, the Colorado State legislature passed Senate Bill 86, which directs the Colorado Department of State to study various coding techniques, including blockchain technology, and provide guidelines for their use. […]

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Iowa Lawmakers Pass $2.2 Billion Tax Cut

Governor Reynolds (R- IA) In an effort to jump-start the state’s economy, Iowa lawmakers recently approved a historic tax cut that slashes revenue by more than $2 billion over the next six years. The Republican-dominated legislature pushed the bill through on May 5, which awaits the signature of Governor Kim Reynolds. “Republicans led on tax reform in 2018,” Reynolds said in a release after the bill was passed. “As a result, […]

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SBIR Workshop Helps Fund Small Businesses with Big Ideas

Every year, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) program award more than $2.5 billion a year in research and development grants to encourage innovative ideas in a variety of industries. Ultimately, this competitive program incentivizes small businesses to look outside conventional industry processes to solve challenges with new and revolutionary technology, while profiting from its commercialization. By harnessing this federal money, small […]

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Legislative Insight: State and Local Governments Take on Net Neutrality

In early March, Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) signed state legislation protecting net neutrality, while preventing internet service providers from manipulating their connection speeds for profit. “We’ve seen the power of an open internet. It allows a student in Washington to connect with researchers all around the world — or a small business to compete in the global marketplace. It’s allowed the free flow of information and ideas in one of the greatest demonstrations […]

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