Economy Is Bouncing Back, But Proposed Tax Hikes Could Stifle Growth

Newly Released Economic Data Show The Economy Is Experiencing Accelerated Growth, Potentially Signaling A Rebound From The Economic Downturn Caused By The Pandemic, But Critics Warn Proposed Tax Hikes Could Stifle That Growth.

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8 States Have Enacted Laws Limiting Governors’ Emergency Powers Since Pandemic Onset

Since March 2020, 10 Bills In Eight States Have Been Signed Into Law That Are Aimed At Increasing Legislative Oversight Of Governors’ Emergency Powers.

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21 Attorneys General Fear American Rescue Plan Could Hijack State Tax Policy

The Attorneys General Sent A Letter This Week To Treasury Secretary To Confirm That Provisions In The American Rescue Plan Do Not Attempt To Strip States Of Their Sovereign Authority. They Argue Language In The Act Is Too Broad And Could Be Interpreted As A Blanket Policy.

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18 States Seek To Stop California From Establishing A Nationwide Climate Change Policy

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita And 17 Other States Want To Stop What Looks Like California’s Attempt To Establish A Nationwide Climate Change Policy, And They Hope The U.S. Supreme Court Will Help.

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Almost A Year Ago, California Became The First State To Issue A Stay-At-Home Order

One Year Ago, As The Novel Coronavirus Spread Across The Country, California Became The First State To Order Residents To Stay Home Unless Engaged In Essential Activities.

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20 Republican Attorneys General Argue ‘For The People Act’ Is Unconstitutional

Twenty Republican Attorneys General Argue That HR1, The “For The People Act,” Which Passed The U.S. House Late In The Night On Wednesday, Is Unconstitutional.

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Tennessee Anti-Porn Activist’s ‘Stop Social Media Censorship Act’ Gains Traction In Missouri

A “Stop Social Media Censorship Act” Bill, Drafted By A Tennessee Activist, Has Been Circulating In State Capitols For Several Years With Little Traction But, As Of Tuesday, The Model Legislation Has Been Introduced In One Form Or Another In All 50 State Legislatures.

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Western Voters Increasingly Concerned About Wildfires & Support Conservation Efforts

According To A Survey Of Eight Mountain West States, Voters Are Worried For The Future Of Nature And Agreed Their Respective States Should Still Fund Conservation Efforts Despite Budget Concerns.

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Industry Group Challenges Biden’s Oil And Gas Lease Moratorium In Federal Court

Western Energy Alliance Federal Court Complaint Alleges Biden Executive Order Halting New Oil And Gas Leases On Federal Land Violates Federal Law.

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