GovBeat: Legislation


Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/05/2014

Nearly 2,400 state lawmakers return to work this week

Sessions begin in 19 states.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, Idaho, indiana, Legislation, legislature, legislatures, newsletter

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Shark fins, tasters and tattoos: New laws on crime and courts

State legislatures passed more than 40,000 new laws in 2013, the bulk of which go into effect Jan. 1.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:22 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, laws, Legislation, newsletter, Oregon, States

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Ted Cruz to ALEC: ‘Stand Your Ground’

Cruz urged the conservative coalition of state lawmakers to stay strong by invoking the very policy that has helped to create a headache for the group.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:09 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ALEC, Legislation

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Next up for ALEC: Taming the federal government

After successfully pushing legislation in the states, the group wants to ensure they retain their power.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ALEC, Legislation, newsletter

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Here are some of the big names attending ALEC’s D.C. policy summit this week

Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan are scheduled to be there.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Legislation

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Marijuana has been mentioned in 1,730 pieces of state legislation this year

Eleven states are considering legalizing it for recreational use.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:20 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Legislation, Marijuana