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  • View From The States Michigan  Car Insurance Reform
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    View From The States: Michigan & Car Insurance Reform

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    Michigan’s House of Representatives debated car insurance reform to replace its no-fault insurance requirement that has led to the highest premiums in the country, primarily because of…

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  • View From the States New Mexico  National Popular Vote Interstate Compact
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    View From the States: New Mexico & National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

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    New Mexico considered whether to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which requires members states to give all their Electoral College votes in a presidential election to the…

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  • View From the States Philadelphia  Requiring Businesses to Accept Cash
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    View From the States: Philadelphia & Requiring Businesses to Accept Cash

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    Philadelphia’s City Council debated a bill to become the first major U.S. city to prohibit most retail locations from refusing to accept cash or charging cash-paying customers more.…

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  • View From the States Iowa South Dakota and Legal Industrial Hemp
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    View From the States: Iowa, South Dakota and Legal Industrial Hemp

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    Laura Drotleff talked about the resent laws legalizing hemp farming. Iowa’s governor signed a bill to legalize industrial hemp but South Dakota’s governor vetoed their bill and the legislature…

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  • View From the States Florida  ExFelon Voting Requirements
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    View From the States: Florida & Ex-Felon Voting Requirements

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    Reporter Lawrence Mower talked about the Florida law restoring voting rights to ex-felons. The Florida state legislature debated the bill that included the requirement these ex-felons first…

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  • View From the States Oregon  Rent Control
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    View From the States: Oregon & Rent Control

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    The Oregonian reporter Elliott Njus talked about Oregon becoming the first state to enact statewide rent control. The law also limits no-fault evictions of tenants. The Oregon House and…

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  • View From the States Utah  Medicaid Expansion
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    View From the States: Utah & Medicaid Expansion

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    The Utah House of Representatives debated an Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion that is more limited than what is contained in a voter-passed state referendum. Utah reporter Benjamin…

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  • View From the States Washington  Vaccine Exemption Limitation
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    View From the States: Washington & Vaccine Exemption Limitation

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    Amid a nationwide measles outbreak, Washington State House and Senate debate whether to limit when parents can exempt their children from the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine,…

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  • View From the States Maryland  AidinDyingPhysicianAssisted Suicide
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    View From the States: Maryland & Aid-in-Dying/Physician-Assisted Suicide

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    Maryland House of Delegates and Senate debated whether to let the terminally ill end their lives with the help of a doctor’s prescription. Pamela Wood talked about the history of the bill.…

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  • View From The States Oklahoma  Opioid Lawsuit Settlement
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    View From The States: Oklahoma & Opioid Lawsuit Settlement

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    Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter (R) announces a $270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma and the company’s owners, the Sackler family, over claims the drugmaker aggressively…

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  • View From the States Arkansas  New York Debate Abortion Trigger Laws
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    View From the States: Arkansas & New York Debate Abortion Trigger Laws

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    Arkansas and New York enacted opposite abortion “trigger” laws in anticipation that the Supreme Court may overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. The Arkansas law…

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  • View From the States Virginia  the Equal Rights Amendment
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    View From the States: Virginia & the Equal Rights Amendment

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    Virginia’s Senate and House of Delegates debated the ERA, a proposed Constitutional Amendment with a extended the ratification deadline to June 30, 1982. Jeffrey Rosen talked about possible…

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  • View From the States Michigan  Driveless Cars
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    View From the States: Michigan & Driveless Cars

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    Rochester Hills, Michigan Mayor Bryan Barnett hosts a town hall discussion on autonomous vehicles, also known as driverless cars, at the Older Persons' Commission center on November 5,…

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  • View From the States Vermont  Lowering the Voting Age
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    View From the States: Vermont & Lowering the Voting Age

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    The public testified before the Selectboard ahead of a March, 2019 vote on a town charter amendment to lower the voting age to 16 for local elections and serving on the school board. Also,…

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  • View From the States Nevada and Electricity Deregulation
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    View From the States: Nevada and Electricity Deregulation

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    James DeHaven talked about Nevada’s ballot Question 3, “The Energy Choice Initiative” and a roundtable discussion of the measure with proponents and opponents. Over $100 million has been…

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  • View from the States Hawaii Vacation Rental Controversy
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    View from the States: Hawaii Vacation Rental Controversy

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    Hawaiian homes are being converted into vacation rentals, raising questions about the permissibly of the practice in the state and it’s economic impact on housing costs. Honolulu Mayor Kirk…

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  • View from the States Kentucky  Sports Betting
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    View from the States: Kentucky & Sports Betting

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    A Louisville Forum debate on whether to legalize sports betting in Kentucky. The editor of Legal Sports Report discussed how states around the country are handling this issue. Senator Orrin Hatch…

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  • View From the States Virginia Expands Medicaid
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    View From the States: Virginia Expands Medicaid

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    Virginia’s Senate and House of Delegates debated and voted on whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Gov. Ralph Northam spoke as he signed into law. Michael…

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  • View from the States Alaska Permanent Fund
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    View from the States: Alaska Permanent Fund

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    Alaska House and Senate debated whether to use, for the first time, the Alaska Permanent Fund to close a state budget deficit. Money in the Fund comes from oil revenues and provides an…

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  • View from the States Vermont  Canadian Drugs
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    View from the States: Vermont & Canadian Drugs

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    Vermont debated whether to create a program to import prescription drugs from Canada at a lower cost. Witnesses testified about the program. The plan will need federal approval, and the…

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