State lawmakers in capitals around the country remained focused this week on the issues of abortion and firearms. Both topics were covered by DMGS this week in-depth and be viewed at the links below. Additionally, with the Fourth of July taking place at the beginning of the week, DMGS looked at recent state action around the issue of fireworks regulations.
Fulfilling a promise from his State of the State address earlier this year, Governor Doug Ducey (R) this week signed legislation that makes an unprecedented $1 billion investment to secure Arizona’s water future.
Lawmakers in Delaware approved $10 million in additional funding to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for open space protection in FY23, bringing the total funding to $20 million.
Gov. David Ige (D) signed four pieces of legislation earlier this week related to climate change and clean energy, including a bill which sets an interim target for 2030 for Hawaii to be at least 50 percent below 2005 emissions.
This week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) signed legislation aimed at lowering marked-up costs of Michigan grain for Michigan distillers as a way to encourage to use of Michigan ingredients. The bill also allows for an increase in the number of bottles distillers can produce.