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.