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Supreme Court Overturns Sports Betting Law
The Supreme Court of the United States overturns a federal law that barred states from authorizing sports betting. The ruling came in the case of Murphy v. NCAA. (For more, see Budget & Taxes in this issue...
CA Senate Rejects SB 827
The CALIFORNIA Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing rejects SB 827 , which would have forced cities to allow taller, denser development around public transit (CAL MATTERS [SACRAMENTO]).
WI Governor Signs AB 771...
ME House Veto HB 1139
The MAINE House upholds Gov. Paul LePage’s (R) veto of HB 1139 , which would have established a regulatory and taxation system for marijuana. LePage said there was still too much uncertainty that federal marijuana policy...
Business In Arizona
An ARIZONA judge rules that a Grand Canyon State law barring local municipalities from requiring employers to provide additional employee benefits is unconstitutional. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Joshua Rogers said the...
Vermont Approves HB 196
The VERMONT House approves HB 196 , which would require business owners to provide workers with six weeks of family leave at 80 percent of their salary, paid for by a statewide payroll tax on all workers. The measure moves to...
Business In Indiana
The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay and lesbian employees from workplace discrimination, the first time a federal appellate court has come to that conclusion. The ruling from the...
Business In Arizona
The ARIZONA Supreme Court unanimously upholds a voter-approved law that raises the Grand Canyon State minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2020. The court rejected a claim by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce that the law was unconstitutional...
CO Endorses SB 40
The COLORADO Senate endorses SB 40 , a bill that allows non-residents to invest in pot shops starting in 2017 provided at least one controlling owner or investor resides in-state. Current law restricts investors and owners to people...
CA AB 908 Signed by Gov
CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signs AB 908 , which will expand the Golden State’s paid family leave wage replacement levels from 55 percent of income to either 60 percent or 70 percent depending on the worker’s...