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Legislative Update: Marijuana Legalization

As state legislatures across the country wrap up their sessions, we are taking the opportunity to review the current status of the legalization of recreational-use marijuana. In today’s update, we focus on current federal policy, and the latest developments in Connecticut, Illinois, and New Jersey. Federal Policy While there have been no major changes since our previous update, the support for legalization has gained additional traction among the Democratic candidates […]

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DMGS Week In Review – June 2, 2019

Legislative Update – New Hampshire Ends Capital Punishment The New Hampshire General Court, the state legislature, overrode Governor Chris Sununu’s veto to end the death penalty. With a two-thirds majority needed for final action, the New Hampshire Senate voted 16-8 on Thursday. The House had voted to override May 23. “It’s up to us to stop this practice that is archaic, costly, discriminatory and final,” Sen. Melanie Levesque said during […]

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New Hampshire Ends Capital Punishment

The New Hampshire General Court, the state legislature, overrode Governor Chris Sununu’s veto to end the death penalty. With a two-thirds majority needed for final action, the New Hampshire Senate voted 16-8 on Thursday. The House had voted to override May 23. “It’s up to us to stop this practice that is archaic, costly, discriminatory and final,” Sen. Melanie Levesque said during Senate debate prior to the vote. New Hampshire […]

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DMGS Week in Review – May 26, 2019

U.S. Senate Passes $19.1 Billion Relief Package The Senate passed and President Trump has said he will support H.R. 2157, a $19.1 billion disaster-aid plan for areas hit by hurricanes, Midwest floods, and California wildfires. The 85-8 vote sends the bill to the House. Trump had previously insisted that the disaster-aid bill provide more funds for detaining undocumented migrants, leading to an impasse with the House. The bill includes funding […]

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