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ML Strategies Alert - FY2018 Massachusetts Budget Update: House Ways and Means Budget

On Monday, April 10th, the House Ways and Means Committee proposed a $40.3 billion budget for FY2018 that calls for increasing spending by 3.8 percent, or about $1.47 billion, above FY2017 levels. The spending increase is...more

SC Public Policy Update - February 2017

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What's New - JUDICIAL ELECTIONS - Legislators officially elected Judge George “Buck” James as the next South Carolina Supreme Court justice on Wednesday during a joint session of the General Assembly on Wednesday....more

10 Items of Note From the 2016 South Carolina Legislative Session

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The South Carolina General Assembly completed its 2016 regular session on June 2. The following are highlights from that session. 1. Highway Funding and SCDOT Restructuring - Legislation (S.1258) addressing road...more

SC Public Policy Update - June 2016

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What's New - SENATE - The Senate spent the final three days of the legislative session debating the remaining House bills on the calendar as well as bills returned from the House. Members worked late into the night...more

NC Legislative Update - June 2016

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This Week - While the Senate was predominantly focused on the budget this week, the House moved forward with a number of high-profile issues. By a vote of 60-49, the House approved House Bill 1080, sponsored by Rep....more

News from the Vermont State House - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

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Tax-writing House Committee Proposes $48 Million Hike - The House Ways and Means Committee has approved a package of revenue measures totaling more than $48 million. The package includes a transportation funding bill...more

North Carolina Legislative Report

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Lawmakers will return to Raleigh for the short session April 25, 2016. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed on a bi-weekly basis during the interim to keep you up to date on the...more

SC Public Policy Update - March 2016

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What's New - SENATE - Extended debate on the South Carolina Infrastructure Finance Reform and Tax Relief Act (H. 3579) ended this week in the Senate when lawmakers passed the highly contested bill by a vote of...more

Minnesota Legislative Update: 2016 Legislative Session Preview 02/2016

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The second year of the 89th Session of the Minnesota Legislature convenes on March 8, 2016. This year’s session is unusually late and will last an atypically short 11 weeks. The February Forecast released today projects...more

SC Public Policy Update - February 2016

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What's New - JUDICIAL ELECTIONS - Judge John Few of Greenville edged out fellow Court of Appeals Judge Bruce Williams for a seat on the five-member South Carolina Supreme Court by a vote of 92-73. Click here for a...more

Minnesota Legislature Gears Up for March 8 Start

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Retirements, an election year and economic forecasts will shape legislative session - Anticipation is growing for the March 8 start to the 2016 legislative session. This year there is an election looming and all 201...more

NC Legislative Update: 2015 Session in Review

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2015 Session in Review - The North Carolina General Assembly adjourned just after 4:00 in the morning on Wednesday September 30th, 2015. Barring the Governor calling legislators to return for a special session, the...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

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Governor Pat McCrory signed eight bills into law this week, leaving less than 25 bills awaiting his signature. The Governor has until October 30th to sign or veto the remaining bills. However, if the Governor takes no action...more

North Carolina Legislative Report

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The General Assembly convened for the 2015 legislative session on January 14. Lawmakers returned to Raleigh on January 28 to begin the session in earnest. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

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Senate Bill 534, 2015 Continuing Budget Authority, commonly referred to as a Continuing Resolution (CR), expired Friday at 11:59 pm. It was passed at the end of June with hopes to have a budget agreement by August 14. In...more

Minnesota Legislative Update: 2015 Legislative Session Wrap-up

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After 10 years of budget deficits, the Minnesota Legislature convened in January to set the state’s biennial budget with a projected $1.9 billion surplus. This surplus spurred hope of an orderly session and predictions of tax...more

Week in Review – Taxes, Transportation, and Goat Trails - April 24, 2015 #4

Taxes - The House Republican Omnibus Tax bill (HF848) was released on Monday. The $2 billion tax cut package includes $538 million to pay for a one-time income tax exemption and $450 million to begin phasing-out the...more

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 04/2015

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With policy committee deadlines out of the way, Minnesota state legislators return this week to focus on passing finance bills, working in conference committees, and putting together a bonding bill. ...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

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Members of the North Carolina General Assembly had a full schedule this week, considering bills on everything from restructuring the State’s sales tax plan to reopening one of the State’s largest inlets. ...more

Week in Review - April 2015

The Legislature recessed on Friday, March 24 for an Easter/Passover Break returning Tuesday, April 7. Tax Cuts - When Minnesota lawmakers return to the Capitol next week, they will be thinking about how they...more

South Carolina Legislative Update

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Both the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee were busy last week discussing various infrastructure plans. The House of Representatives met and adopted several pieces of legislation, including, but...more

DRM Legislative Update - March 2015

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In This Issue: - It’s All About the Money - Panel Approves Payroll and Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes to Fund Health Care Initiatives - Vermont Health Connect Costs Continue to Rise - Education...more

SC Public Policy Update - March 2015: After weeks of delays and cancellations due to inclement weather across the state, the...

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What's New - After weeks of delays and cancellations due to inclement weather across the state, the General Assembly finally had a full week debating and passing bills and working in committees....more

Week in Review - February 2015 #4

MNsure Reform - Minnesota’s already low rate of people without health insurance fell even more over the past year, a survey from Gallup finds. At the beginning of 2014, just 9.5 percent of Minnesotans lacked health...more

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 02/2015

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The release of the Minnesota Legislative Auditor’s MNSure report this week dominated conversations at the Capitol. Commissioner pay raises were also in the spotlight while Governor Mark Dayton tried to direct attention toward...more

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