North Carolina

Business - August 17 2015 | 08-14-2015

NC Signs HB 607 NORTH CAROLINA Gov. Pat McCrory signs HB 607, which requires a credit card reporting agency to place a security freeze on a protected consumer’s credit report upon request of the protected consumer’s authorized representative...

Budgets In Brief - August 17 2015 | 08-14-2015

Kansas Retirement System Woes Moody’s Investors Service has given $1 billion in pension obligation bonds proposed by KANSAS an Aa3 rating, a notch below the state’s current overall rating. The Wall Street rating company said the bonds would...

Health & Science - August 17 2015 | 08-14-2015

IL Signs HB 1335 ILLINOIS Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signs HB 1335, so-called “right-to-try” legislation that allows terminally ill patients to try drugs that have not yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Prairie State...

Potpourri - August 17 2015 | 08-14-2015

NORTH CAROLINA Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signs HB 553, which bars local governments from enacting their own regulations regarding the standard of care for farm animals (HIGH COUNTRY PRESS [BOONE]). -- Compiled by RICH EHISEN

Budgets In Brief - August 10 2015 | 08-07-2015

NC Tentative On HB 943 The NORTH CAROLINA House tentatively approved a nearly $3 billion bipartisan bond proposal for roads and government infrastructure that would go before voters in the fall. Another vote was required in the House before HB 943...

Budgets In Brief - August 3 2015 | 07-31-2015

IL Cook County Approves Sales Tax Increase The governing board of Cook County, ILLINOIS narrowly approved a one-cent sales tax increase that will push Chicago’s rate over that of four Alabama cities and Seattle on Jan. 1, making it the highest...

McCrory Creates Mental Health Task Force | 07-17-2015

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) issued Executive Order No. 76 last week, which will create a multi-agency task force aimed at finding better ways to treat people with mental health or substance abuse issues. The North Carolina Mental Health and Substance...

Health & Science - July 20 2015 | 07-17-2015

NC Approves HB 766 The NORTH CAROLINA House gives final approval to HB 766, a bill that would allow the use of cannabis oil in treating children who suffer from seizure disorders like epilepsy. It moves to Gov. Pat McCrory (R), who is expected to sign...

Social Policy - June 22 2015 | 06-19-2015

Supreme Court Refuses NC Appeal The United Stated Supreme Court declines to hear an appeal from NORTH CAROLINA officials seeking to revive a Tar Heel State law that required doctors to perform ultrasounds, display the resulting sonograms and describe...

Education - June 8 2015 | 06-05-2015

CA Assembly Approves AB 949 & Endorses AB 288 The CALIFORNIA Assembly approves AB 949, which would make competitive cheerleading an official interscholastic sport. It moves to the Senate (LEXISNEXIS STATE NET). Also in CALIFORNIA , the Assembly...

Social Policy - June 8 2015 | 06-05-2015

CA Senate Approves SB 23 The CALIFORNIA Senate approves SB 23, which would repeal a state law that bars women from receiving additional welfare benefits if they become pregnant while on public assistance. It moves to the Assembly (LEXISNEXIS STATE...

Business - June 1 2015 | 05-29-2015

CA Approves SB 358 The CALIFORNIA Senate approves SB 358, which would bar employers from paying female workers less than men for performing “substantially similar” job duties unless they can show evidence of reasonable differences in training...

Business - May 18 2015 | 05-15-2015

CA Assembly Approves AB 202 The CALIFORNIA Assembly approves AB 202, legislation that would make cheerleaders for professional sports teams employees of those franchises. It moves to the Senate (SACRAMENTO BEE). Also in CALIFORNIA , the Assembly approves...

Budgets In Brief - May 18 2015 | 05-15-2015

NY Seeks Tax Credits for Education NEW YORK Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is seeking $150 million to provide tax credits for individuals and businesses that support public education, families with incomes of less than $60,000 per year that have children in...

Budgets In Brief - April 20 2015 | 04-17-2015

NY Budget Cap on Yachts As part of its recently passed state budget, NEW YORK capped sales taxes on yachts at 8.25 percent, or $18,975, in most counties, for the stated purpose of leveling the playing field with Florida and other states “so New...

Governors In Brief - March 16 2015 | 03-13-2015

The National Governors Association sent U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (R- OHIO ) a letter last week urging him to support new legislation allowing states to collect sales tax on Internet purchases, the so-called Marketplace Fairness...

Budgets In Brief - March 16 2015 | 03-13-2015

The administration of LOUISIANA Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is saying its proposed tobacco tax increase wouldn’t necessarily be limited to cigarettes but could apply to a range of tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes...