New York State Spotlight

While most states around the country may have adjourned their legislative sessions, the Empire State is bustling with activity. From executive appointments, to legislation on vaping and gun control, you can catch up on all the latest in this week’s update here.

This Week in Washington

With the first week back from recess in the books, only two weeks remain until the start of the new fiscal year. The House has passed 10 of its 12 fiscal 2020 spending bills, but none of the measures have been picked up by the Senate. To avoid a government shutdown after Sept. 30, the House will vote on a stopgap spending measure, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on the House floor.

Read all about this and more in this week’s Washington Update here.

This Week in the States

  • Maine – State on track to become first state with ranked-choice voting in general presidential election
  • California – Five days, 684 bills left in the California Legislature’s work for the year
  • Florida – Is telehealth about to take off in Florida?
  • Tennessee – Panel recommends lawmakers not make cities hold elections at same time as county, state, federal contests
  • Oregon – Is A Special Session Coming In Oregon? It’s Still Unclear
  • Maine – Comcast And Cable TV Giants Sue Maine Over New Law Aimed At A La Carte Access
  • Michigan – With road funding on back burner for now, lawmakers look to finalize budget deal
  • Kansas – Governor creates council to study tax system
  • New Jersey – A Novel Gun Control Strategy: Pressure Banks and Retailers
  • Michigan – Clearing 235,000 marijuana records would not be automatic under new bill
  • Kentucky – Bill would protect those with preexisting medical conditions
  • Colorado – Republican lawmaker wants to update the rules for recalls in Colorado
  • Montana – Court strikes down Montana law barring political robocalls
  • Pennsylvania – State lawmakers among the highest paid in U.S., but they’re doing less and less actual lawmaking
  • Florida – State House Gets Green Light To Join Marijuana Fight

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