This week saw state lawmakers around the country busy on various issues, including working to pass their state’s budgets as well as continued reactions to the recent Supreme Court ruling on abortion and recent mass shootings in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX.
Governor Doug Ducey (R) signed Arizona’s state budget for FY 2023 this week.
Gov. David Ige (D) announced this week his plans to veto 30 bills passed by state lawmakers this session. Such bills include one to eliminate cash bail for some felonies and another to ban the sale of certain flavored tobacco products.
Earlier in June, Governor John Bel Edwards (D) signed the CROWN Act into law. The new law prohibits race-based hair discrimination and protects a person from being denied employment and educational opportunities due to their hair texture.
Michigan lawmakers approved a state budget early Friday morning that increases funding for education but delays a decision on how to lower taxes as Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) and GOP legislative leaders could not come to an agreement.
Gov. Mike Parson (R) signed legislation this week making changes to the state’s election laws. Specifically, the bill requires all registered voters in the state to provide a photo ID to vote and overturns the use of mail-in ballots.
North Dakota lawmakers met early this week to review the Legislature’s workplace harassment policy, nearly 16 months after the state House a representative for workplace and sexual harassment of women at the Capitol.
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