When the California state legislature passed a measure in August of 2014 to institute a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, it became the first state to take this dramatic step.
In this week’s blog post here, catch up on the latest proposals at the state and local level to follow California’s lead.
This Week in Washington
On Tuesday, the House Administration Committee passed HR-1 on a party-line vote. The proposed measure would expand voting times, registration, campaign finance disclosures, and government ethics rules, and was introduced in response to concerns about conflicts of interest in President Donald Trump’s administration, foreign interference in U.S. elections, and election administration in some states. It also responds to Supreme Court decisions on voting rights & campaign finance and would require presidential and vice presidential candidates to provide 10 years of tax returns to the Federal Election Commission.
You can read more on this, and other priorities in our nation’s capital, in this week’s post here.
This Week in the States
Alabama – Bills to watch in the Alabama Senate during the 2019 legislative session
Colorado – Colorado bill extending electric-vehicle tax credits charging through Capitol
Florida – Florida Legislature Seeks Answers to Blockchain’s Potential
Florida – 10 big issues to watch during the Florida Legislature’s 2019 session
Kansas – Kansas House bill would hike registration fees on hybrid, electric vehicles to compensate for lost fuel tax revenue
Kansas – Kansas lawmakers remain unsettled on big issues midway through legislative session
Maryland – Tuesday is medical marijuana day in Maryland Senate
Michigan – Gretchen Whitmer signs executive order to abolish Michigan marijuana licensing board
Nebraska – Big state revenue changes could affect Legislature’s preliminary budget offering