This week saw headlines dominated by primary election results in various states, but governors and lawmakers were nonetheless busy this week with different legislation. Legislation signed into law this week ranged from expanding broadband access to legalizing sports betting.
On Tuesday, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy signed legislation to create a statewide broadband office to help increase internet access.
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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed five new pieces of legislation into law on Tuesday.
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Legislators in Arkansas met in a special session this week called by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to determine what to do with $1.6 billion in surplus money.
Learn more here. California
California’s legislature is considering legislation that would require schools to annually educate parents about safe storage of firearms at home.
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Legislation signed earlier this year by Gov. Jared Polis came into effect this week, implementing tax cuts for consumers, seniors, and child care centers.
Learn more here. Connecticut
On Tuesday, Connecticut held primary elections for U.S. Senate, Governor, U.S. House, and State Legislature.
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A judge in Georgia is considering a block on the state’s six-week abortion ban following the overturn of
Roe v. Wade. Learn more here. Idaho
The U.S. Department of Justice is asking a federal judge to stop Idaho’s near-total abortion ban, setting up a legal battle with the GOP-led legislature.
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This week, Gov. JB Pritzker announced almost $1 billion in planned investments for state facilities that provide care to vulnerable residents.
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Last Friday, Governor Eric Holcomb signed legislation that will give Hoosier taxpayers a $200 refund and will allow Hoosiers who didn’t file taxes to claim the credit on next year’s taxes.
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Gov. Andy Beshear announced his intention to call a special session of the General Assembly to secure funding for cleanup and repairs caused by recent flooding.
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On Monday, Gov. Janet Mills announced that the state has fully restored municipal revenue sharing to the law-required five percent for the first time since 2009.
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On Wednesday, Gov. Charlie Baker officially signed legislation to legalize sports betting in the state.
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On Wednesday, Gov. Whitmer announced a new round of grants to help families pay for child care.
Learn more . here Minnesota
Minnesota held their primary elections on Tuesday, including for Governor and state legislative seats.
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Legislation passed by state lawmakers will create a program that will give $1,000 payments to law enforcement and firefighters who were affected by the pandemic.
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Missouri’s secretary of state announced this week that a campaign to legalize recreational marijuana for those over 21 years old in Missouri gathered enough signatures to make it on the November ballot.
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Montana’s State Supreme Court is continuing the temporary block on the state’s abortion law.
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On Monday, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced that there would not be a special session to consider changes to the state’s abortion laws.
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On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced almost $11 million in new investments in programs to combat climate change.
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On Wednesday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a new statewide broadband program with $123 million in grant funding.
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Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a legislative package aimed at criminal justice reform.
Learn more here. North Carolina
A judge in North Carolina is considering what to do with North Carolina’s 20-week abortion ban following the overturn of
Roe v. Wade. Learn more . here Ohio
Eyes are on the General Assembly as their deadline to redraw the state’s congressional district maps approaches.
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61 state lawmakers are asking Oklahoma’s Attorney General to support a hearing for an inmate on death row.
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This week, Governor Kate Brown urged residents to be cautious to help prevent the spread of Monkeypox, which as of this week has infected 89 people in the state.
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Gov. Dan McKee is issuing a statewide drought advisory per the recommendation of the state’s Drought Steering Committee.
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As school starts in Tennessee, a judge in the state rejected an attempt to halt the state’s school choice program.
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A judge in Texas is allowing a lawsuit against Utah’s ban on transgender girls participating in girls sports to proceed, refusing to dismiss the lawsuit.
Learn more here. Vermont
Vermont held primary elections on Tuesday, including for U.S. Senate, and U.S. Congress.
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A Republican member of the House of Delegates plans to challenge a member of his own party for Speaker next year.
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On Tuesday, Gov. Tony Evers announced $306 million in new projects across Wisconsin, which he projects will create approximately 3,600 jobs in the state.
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