Governor Steve Sisolak proposed “Innovation Zones” in his State of the State address earlier this year, and now lawmakers kicked off a study committee this week to address them. Lawmakers are specifically looking at an economic development proposal that would allow technology companies to exercise powers similar to those of local governments if they own land and promise investment.
Lawmakers in North Carolina adopted guidelines on Thursday for redrawing political lines. As a result, the General Assembly is not permitted to use racial demographic and election data to inform how districts and maps are drawn this year.
Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan signed civil arrest warrants on Tuesday for the 52 House Democrats still missing from the stateCapitol. Phelan is hoping to regain a quorum so the House can start moving legislation during Texas’ second special session.
Photo credit: iStock.com/zrfphoto In the State of Washington, members of the General Assembly can pre-file legislation in the month before a legislative session begins. Beginning on December 4, 2023, lawmakers began pre-filing dozens of bills. [...]
Photo credit: iStock.com/SeanPavonePhoto On December 1, 2023, Alabama state lawmakers began pre-file legislation for the 2024 session, when their bills will receive an official introduction. In total, 35 bills have been pre-filed (30 in the [...]
Photo credit: iStock.com/yevtony Last week, the National Governors Association (NGA) elected Utah Governor Spencer Cox (R) as its new Chair and Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) as NGA Vice Chair. Cox succeeds New Jersey Governor [...]
Photo credit: iStock.com/rarrarorro It was a busy 60 days in the 2023 Florida legislative session, which began on March 7. There is a Republican trifecta in Florida, with supermajorities of Republicans in both the State [...]