State Intelligence Digest 2/11

From the Membership and Engagement Team at ALEC, this week’s breakdown of top stories and policy action. While not an exhaustive list of current events, we hope this glimpse into developments across the country will be of interest to members of our organization and relevant as we seek to engage with the states.

This week’s State Intelligence Digest covers the ongoing legislative sessions across the country and the proposals which are beginning to see the light of day. A number of states are renewing efforts on the sports betting and marijuana legalization fronts, as well as environmental agenda items such as single use plastic bag bans. The coronavirus still looms large with debate on federal fund allocation, vaccine rollout strategies, and a continued emphasizes by legislators and governors alike for in-person learning.

  • Alabama
    • Broadband expansion bill passes first vote.
    • Everything to know about the first day of session last week.
    • ALEC Member Senate President Pro Tempore steps into the role.
    • Governor Ivey’s State of the State.
  • Alaska
    • Alaska Legislators doubt they will extend COVID disaster declaration.
    • Governor Dunleavy wants to hold an election on borrowing $336 million for construction projects.
  • Arizona
    • ACCE: Arizona Senate fails to hold Maricopa County Supervisors in contempt over election audit.
  • Arkansas
    • State Capitol brief for February 9.
    • Senate ok’s unemployment benefits tax exemption.
  • Delaware
  • Florida
    • ACCE: Palm Beach City Council to consider whether President Trump can continue to stay at Mar-A-Lago.
    • Update on vaccine distribution.
  • Georgia

Wyoming Legislature rejects effort to force commission to prohibit coal plant closures