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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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  • View from the States Pennsylvania and Redistricting
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    View from the States: Pennsylvania and Redistricting

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    Pennsylvania considered taking the power to draw Congressional district and state legislative district maps away from the legislature and giving it to an independent, citizens' commission, in an effort…

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  • View From the States Kentucky  Public Pensions
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    View From the States: Kentucky & Public Pensions

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    Kentucky’s legislatures debated cutting public employee pensions, including for teachers, police and government workers, to deal with a multi-billion dollar unfunded liability. The…

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  • View from the States Philadelphia and Safe Injection Sites
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    View from the States: Philadelphia and Safe Injection Sites

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    A community forum with city council members and activists debated a Mayor’s task force recommendation to open a safe consumption facilities where people can use their own drugs such as…

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  • View From The States llinois Debates and Votes on Bump Stock Ban
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    View From The States: llinois Debates and Votes on Bump Stock Ban

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    The Illinois House Judiciary Criminal Law Committee held a hearing and voted on a bill, H.B. 4117, to ban firearm modifications like the “bump stocks” that essentially turn semi-automatic…

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  • View From The States Texas and Hurricane Recovery
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    View From The States: Texas and Hurricane Recovery

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    Texas lawmakers are concerned about when substantial federal aid will arrive to help homeowners after the devastating floods of Hurricane Harvey. The Texas Senate Finance Committee heard from Land…

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  • View From The States Wisconsin Debates Tax Incentives for Foxconn
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    View From The States: Wisconsin Debates Tax Incentives for Foxconn

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    Wisconsin lawmakers debate a bill to provide $3 billion in tax incentives for Taiwan-based Foxconn to build a manufacturing facility in the state, with the promise of 13,000 jobs. ... It's the largest incentive package in U.S. history offered by a state to a foreign company. The program includes President Donald Trump's announcement of the deal, Wisconsin Senate and House debate, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) signing the bill into law, and an interview with Jason Stein, state politics reporter with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. View From the States is C-SPAN Radio's regular look at how issues are being covered outside of Washington, DC.

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  • View from the States Colorados House Bill 1206
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    View from the States: Colorado's House Bill 1206

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    A look at the debate on Colorado House Bill 1206, increasing access to get a driver’s license by undocumented aliens.

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  • View From The States Free Education In New York
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    View From The States: Free Education In New York

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    A look at the debate in New York over the Excelsior Scholarship for free college tuition. Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislators spoke about the program. Bethany Bump, Education…

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  • View From The States Gas Tax in South Carolina
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    View From The States: Gas Tax in South Carolina

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    A look at the debate to override the governor’s veto of a gas tax hike bill. Governor Henry McMaster and others spoke about the bill.

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  • View From The States Federal Lands in Montana
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    View From The States: Federal Lands in Montana

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    A look at the debate in Montana over transferring federal lands to state ownership. Governor Steve Bullock (R), state legislators, industry representatives and concerned citizens talked…

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