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The Sour Taste of Beverage Taxes

Taxes on sweetened beverages are ineffective and will place a heavier burden on those who can least afford them.

Frances Floresca April 16, 2021
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Wireless Taxes are Costly for Consumers

Wireless tax increases can burden families and can lead to pay for projects unrelated to telecommunications. 

Frances Floresca March 25, 2021
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States Should Make Telemedicine Measures Permanent

State legislatures should work to make telemedicine permanent for patients even after the coronavirus pandemic. 

Frances Floresca February 16, 2021
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The Raise the Wage Act will Kill Jobs, Provide Less Pay, and Hurt States

The Raise the Wage Act will kill jobs and hurt states if enacted. 

Frances Floresca January 27, 2021
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States Should Let Congress Take the Lead on Consumer Privacy Laws

While states should act in the interests of their residents when necessary, privacy is not one of those issues.

Frances Floresca January 19, 2021
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Occupational Licensing Executive Order Will Benefit Utah Workers

Utah's new governor and lieutnenant governor signed an executive order requiring state agencies to review occupational licenses to ensure they are necessary and not outdated by June 30, 2021.  

Frances Floresca January 12, 2021
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President Trump’s Occupational Licensing EO Will Create Jobs Across the Country

President Donald Trump signed an executive order, which would require state, territorial, or tribal governments to issue a license to those who are in good standing and hold a license for their area of discipline.  

Frances Floresca December 15, 2020
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Top 21 Issues for States in 2021

As states prepare for their legislative sessions, CAGW suggests states should focus on these 21 critical issues. 

Frances Floresca December 15, 2020
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States Should Not Raise Taxes on Tobacco Products

Tobacco products have become target increases in the United States and the world.  

Frances Floresca October 28, 2020
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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. 

Frances Floresca 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. 

Frances Floresca August 26, 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.

Frances Floresca August 5, 2020

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