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Now Is the Time for Occupational Licensing Reform

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have made changes in occupational licensing laws.  However, it is important to discuss reform outside of the pandemic. 

September 8, 2020
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AB 5 is a Lose-Lose Situation for Gig Economy Workers and Independent Contractors

Lawmakers have attempted to repeal a bill that hurts gig economy workers and independent contractors.  California needs to continue supporting efforts to repeal the bill. 

August 26, 2020
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States Have Varied Responses to Unemployment Benefits

State have different responses to the future of unemployment benefits. 

August 18, 2020
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States Should Not Get More Coronavirus Relief Funds

A Treasury Department interim report shows that state and local governments have spent less than a quarter of the $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund.

August 5, 2020
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How States are Reopening Schools

Many governors have been formulating different plans to reopen schools in the fall.  

July 24, 2020
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The Lack of Federal Privacy Policy Causes Inconsistency with Tracing Apps

Many states have adopted contact tracing, but there are concerns with the lack of federal privacy policy. 

July 16, 2020
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Congressional Inaction on Internet Sales Tax Creates Adverse Reaction in the States

Congressional inaction and a Supreme Court case has caused problems for how states can impose sales taxes on online sales. 

July 1, 2020
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The Ohio Solution for Getting the Country Back to Work

HB 673 will reduce regulatory barriers to help the state recover and reopen from the coronavirus pandemic.

June 18, 2020
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California Legislature Rightfully Criticizes Gov. Newsom for Government Overreach

Members of the California State Legislature have criticized Governor Gavin Newsom for keeping lawmakers in the dark about spending plans. 

June 2, 2020
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States Focus on Getting People Back to Work

As businesses reopen, people wonder what will happen to their unemployment benefits if they decide to not return to work when their employers ask them. 

May 22, 2020
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Federal Bailouts Punish Fiscally Responsible States

The House of Representatives prepares to vote on a $3 trillion stimulus bill, which includes $875 billion for state and local governments. 

May 14, 2020

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