In this week’s State Capital Recap, lawmakers around the country addressed various issues including guaranteed income, medical and recreational marijuana, critical race theory, to-go cocktails, and more.
California lawmakers scheduled a vote Thursday on a bill to help pay for guaranteed income programs, the first state-funded program of its kind in the U.S.
Pennsylvania lawmakers may be in summer recess now after passing the state budget, but there are a few issues to watch when they come back in the fall. Such issues include election reform, federal stimulus dollars, cocktails to-go, lobbying reform, and marijuana legalization.
After more than 50 state House Democrats left the state of Texas for the Nation’s Capital to prevent a quorum on voting reform legislation, remaining lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to send law enforcement after the Democrats who left the state.
Lawmakers in Utah are reportedly considering creating more bar licenses in the state. Bar licenses are highly coveted – the Legislature allocates one license per 10,200 people. However, one lawmaker indicated “to-go” cocktails are a “no-go.”
Governor Tony Evers announced this week a $130 million investment of federal funds into grant programs with a goal of addressing workforce challenges that has only gotten worse since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While cryptocurrency is noted for using blockchain technology, other evolving uses include online voting, medical records, insurance policies, property and real estate records, copyrights and licenses, and supply chain tracking.
In 2021, at least seventeen states have now introduced blockchain legislation.
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