This Week in Washington

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that gun legislation will be at the top of the Senate’s agenda once legislators return from the August recess.

Presently, background checks for firearm purchases is the topic with the most consensus with the Manchin-Toomey bill a candidate for floor debate. That bill would eliminate loopholes in required background checks for gun purchases.

Read more about this, Republican retirements from the US House, the latest on the ongoing Trade Wars, and the new Director of National Intelligence in this week’s blog post here.

This Week in the States

  • New Jersey – Legal weed bill for N.J. may be revived later this year
  • Massachusetts – Citizen proposed ballot questions to be considered by Massachusetts AG
  • Ohio – Governor Calling For Gun Sale Background Checks, Mental Health Programs 
  • Wisconsin – Evers, top Wisconsin GOP to meet on gun control
  • Pennsylvania – Gun reform could have several layers in Pa. as legislators push for ‘red flag’ law
  • Michigan – As GOP preps road funding plan, lawmakers explore sales tax expansion
  • West Virginia – Lawmakers disagree on gun control after mass shootings
  • Colorado – The effort to recall Colorado’s governor is facing a campaign finance complaint over its “Polis Penny” strategy
  • New Hampshire – Governor Vetoes 3 Gun Control Bills
  • Oregon – Paid Family and Medical Leave Bill Signed by Governor
  • Arizona – Group files 2020 ballot to legalize recreational marijuana
  • New Jersey – You can’t lease a pet any more in N.J. And there’s a new law aimed at stopping dog fights.
  • Idaho – Lawmakers ponder if counties should fund Medicaid expansion
  • Pennsylvania – Foreign spirits producers say Pa. liquor pricing violates international law
  • California – 5 Things To Watch Down The Homestretch As Lawmakers Return From Summer Recess
  • Alaska – Campaign to recall Dunleavy begins signature collection
  • Arizona – Brnovich prefers Legislature, not voters, to legalize recreational marijuana
  • Texas – Control Of Legislature, Redistricting May Split In 2020
  • Massachusetts – Legislature enters summer recess with unfinished business
  • Kansas – Kansas Only State Making Small Businesses Pay Remote Sales Tax

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