States Risk ‘Bathroom Bill’ Fallout

States Risk ‘Bathroom Bill’ Fallout

Beyond the societal and media attention they bring, certain bills have a knack of hitting states where it hurts – in the wallet. The so-called “bathroom bill” is one such that is seeing an economic fallout as companies and events threaten or actually do limit...
States Lock Up Social Media Access From Employers

States Lock Up Social Media Access From Employers

Since the explosion of social media use in the past decade, state law has lagged in keeping up with its rapid evolution. The first of these laws was only enacted in 2012. This summer Illinois became the 25th state to enact strict legislation relating to social media...
States Showdown on Remote Sales Tax Collection

States Showdown on Remote Sales Tax Collection

State lawmakers and online retailers are poised to face off on the hotly contested issue of whether out-of-state retailers – with no physical presence in a state – must collect state sales and use tax. Retailers with no physical presence in a state are not required to...
States Role in Combating Counterfeit Goods

States Role in Combating Counterfeit Goods

An unintended consequence of global e-commerce has been the proliferation of available counterfeit goods. State lawmakers and enforcement officials are playing an important role in mitigating the spread of fraudulent goods, and creating stiffer civil and criminal...
The Next Big Health Care Headache for States?

The Next Big Health Care Headache for States?

It’s no secret the U.S. spends more on health care than any other major industrialized country and that our overall health outcomes are worse than countries that spend significantly less per capita. That high cost and low quality problem is an even larger concern for...
The State of Play for State Budgets

The State of Play for State Budgets

As state legislative sessions have begun to wind down for 2016, many states are entering the crunch time to pass their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. For most states that begins July 1. Thirty-three states currently operate fiscally on a year-by-year basis,...

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