Duane Morris Government Strategies

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2020 and Gubernatorial Vetoes

by: Ryan J. Stevens In a state’s system of checks and balances, governors maintain the power to veto legislation. Each state has its own laws and rules outlining the veto process, which varies from state-to-state. There are also numerous types of vetoes including line-item vetoes, amendatory vetoes, reduction vetoes, pocket vetoes, and full bill vetoes. Governors across the country have vetoed numerous pieces of legislation on various topics, some more […]

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CARES Act Funding & K-12 Education

H.R. 748, the CARES Act, provided roughly $2 trillion to individuals, businesses, and states in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  DMGS previously looked at the CARES Act, which allocated $150 billion in aid to state, local, and tribal governments. The President signed the CARES Act into law nearly five months ago.  Since then, schools have shifted to virtual learning and canceled on-site learning.  As states and school districts wrestle over […]

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Legislation Affecting Gig Economy Workers

by: Ryan J. Stevens A gig economy is an economic activity that involves the use of temporary or freelance workers to perform jobs, typically in the service sector.  The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported in 2017 that the United States was home to 55 million gig workers, accounting for 34% of the country’s workforce.  The BLS projected this percentage to increase to 43% by 2020.  A 2000 […]

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How Will U.S. Students Learn in the 2020-2021 School Year: UPDATED

A look at what every state and major counties are doing to bring education to kids in the age of coronavirus and amid a pandemic. Alabama Alabama plans to reopen its schools on time for the Fall season.  K-12 public schools will reopen as early as August, though it is still unclear how many students and teachers will be returning for in-person instruction.  Alabama is also preparing a statewide virtual […]

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