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State Net Capitol Journal Spotlight: Pot Taxes, Gambling & GMOs Bound for November Ballots

MARIJUANA BURNING ISSUE IN STATES So far, Colorado and Washington are the only states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. But 21 states and the District of Columbia have legalized its use for medical purposes, according to Governing. Most recently, a very limited law went into effect...

State Net Capitol Journal Spotlight: Hot Issues Won't Vary Much In 2014

For most states, 2013 was a welcome respite from the usual election year political gridlock. That all changes next year, with 38 governorships, 46 legislative chambers, 33 United States Senate seats and all 435 House of Representatives seats up for grabs. But amidst all that politicking, lawmakers have...

Let the Games Begin...Voters Approve Casino Gaming in New York State

After decades of false starts, a proposed Constitutional amendment to authorize casino gaming was approved last month by New York State voters. Implementation of the amendment, including the process for siting of the casinos and selection of casino operators, will begin shortly in accordance with legislation...

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Ballot Question on Gaming Repeal to Proceed

In a widely anticipated ruling, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (SJC), the State’s highest court, has issued a unanimous decision requiring the Attorney General to certify for the November ballot a petition seeking to prohibit...

New Jersey Redefines Permissible Types of Pay-to-Play Skill Contests

New Jersey recently amended its law on skill contests, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. The new law defines the types of skill contests where a payment can be required to enter. This change could affect operators of video game tournaments, fantasy sports leagues, or other competitions...

State Net Capitol Journal: Minimum Wage, Marijuana, Gambling And Guns Dominate Ballot Measures

By Korey Clark A total of 136 measures have qualified for states' November ballots, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures' Ballot Measures Database. That number is 23 percent lower than it was in 2012, when there were 176 measures on state ballots; 42 percent lower than...