Florida made headlines this week following the legislature’s recent special session to address COVID-19 related issues. Notably, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a package of bills to allow private sector employees to opt-out of COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Additionally, more states including Indiana are hoping to legalize marijuana in the next legislative session and more states have now approved new political maps as part of the redistricting process.
Learn about all this, and more, in this week’s DMGS State Capital Recap!
State lawmakers have called on Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency for backlogged ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Earlier this week, the Indiana Democratic Party called for both medical and recreational marijuana to be legalized in the state. Now, some state lawmakers are working to introduce legislation to legalize marijuana.
While there have been many concerted efforts by various states across the country to reduce alcohol-related vehicle crashes and driving under the influences (DUIs), one measure has gained widespread use: ignition interlock devices.
Capital and Capitol Happenings: Staff on the Move, Promotions, and More
Kino Becton: new Vice President of Government Affairs, Passport
Joseph Desilets: new Campaign Manager, Kristi Noem for Governor
Dan Vardaro: new Chief of Staff, Albany Strategic Advisors
Happy Birthdays This Week
Joshua Hess: District Director, Congressman H. Morgan Griffith (VA-09)
Bryan Ha: Director of Government Relations, California Faculty Association