Governors and lawmakers around the country remained busy this week as we quickly approach the November elections. Notably this week, Colorado will become the first state to accept tax payments in cryptocurrency, Governor Newsom in California signed legislation designed to crack down on hate crimes, and Connecticut Governor Lamont’s office announced the launch of an education campaign on cannabis consumption.


Governor Kay Ivey previewed her agenda for a second term should she be re-elected this November.

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Governor Mike Dunleavy has asked the Federal Government for assistance recovering from Typhoon Merbok.

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Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin is heading to Arizona to campaign for Republican Gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake.

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The Arkansas Legislative Council awarded over $6 million in American Recovery Protection Act Funds to a county medical center.

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Governor Newsom signed legislation designed to crack down on hate crimes.

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Colorado will now become the first state to accept tax payments in cryptocurrency.

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Governor Lamont’s office announced the launch of an education campaign on cannabis consumption.

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A judge in Delaware halted the implementation of his own ruling declaring the state’s voting-by-mail law unconstitutional.

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Governor Beshear joined a bipartisan group of governors to advance hydrogen investments to Kentucky.

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Governor John Bel Edwards announced the third consecutive month of increased lower unemployment in Louisiana.

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A new poll showed a small majority of voters in Minnesota support cannabis legalization.

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Governor Tate Reeves announced the awardees for two Mississippi RESTORE projects.

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Governor Mike Parson announced $3 million in grant funding to help enhance promote nursing education programs.

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Governor Greg Gianforte announced over $600,000 in relief funding for farmers hurt by the recent flooding impacts.

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South Dakota

South Dakota lawmakers are considering the idea of providing state loans to regional jails.

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Governor Bill Lee issued an executive order regarding reserve and national guard members.

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Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order that designated Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations.

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Capital and Capitol Happenings: New Positions, Promotions, and More

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  • Mallory Richardson: new Senior Community Relations Analyst, Vail Resorts
  • John Horton: new Senior Director, Head of Public Engagement, DoorDash
  • Bob Mann: new Senior Director of Technical & Regulatory Affairs, National Association of Landscape Professionals

Happy Birthdays This Week

  • John Murphy: President, National Association of Plumbing Showroom Professionals
  • Louis Rosado Burch: Legislative Coordinator, Connecticut Education Association
  • Harrison Nantz: Legislative Director, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Sophia Garcia: Executive Director, Community Affairs & Government Relations, Verizon
  • Jonathan Muñoz: Manager, State Government Relations, California Life Sciences
  • Clay McClure: Executive Director, State Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

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