It may be summer but lawmakers and governors across the country were nonetheless busy this week on a myriad of issues. Notably, the special Texas State House investigative committee released their report of the Uvalde school shooting and Colorado lawmakers continue to push for more gun changes approaching the 10 year anniversary of the Aurora theater shooting.
Make sure you read this week’s DMGS posts below on states’ proposed bans on flavored tobacco, and legislation regarding urban farming.
The Democratic members of Arkansas’ legislature are pushing for an increase in teachers’ salaries, which are currently among the lowest in the United States.
Governor Ned Lamont this week signed legislation that updates Connecticut’s criminal justice statutes to allow law enforcement and the courts to provide “swifter, more effective” responses to youth charged with repeated motor vehicle theft and other crimes.
The first detailed report on the school shooting in Uvalde, released to the public and victims’ families on Sunday, found that top-to-bottom failures combined to turn the May 24th attack into the worst school shooting in the history of Texas.