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Task Force Paints Grim Fiscal Picture

The State Budget Crisis Task Force, which has been examining state financial planning and reporting, released a report today that  paints a grim picture for states.

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Mixed Signals in the Economy

Which way is the U.S. economy headed? Well, it depends which economic indicator you are looking at.

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States Gearing Up for UAS (Drone) Test Sites

The heavy lifting in the next phase of the nation’s nascent  unmanned aircraft (UAS/drone) industry will begin in earnest this summer at six UAS test sites. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chose the sites from among 25 applications, based on geographic and climatic diversity, ground infrastructure, aviation experience and the type of research each site would conduct.

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The Work-Share Option

Work-sharing programs, currently available in 26 states and the District of Columbia, allow employees to work reduced hours and collect a prorated payment from the state’s unemployment insurance (UI) fund. It’s an approach that allows employers to retain talent while cutting costs in tough economic times

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Let the Debate Begin: Extending Unemployment Benefits

In something of a surprise move, the U.S. Senate overcame a threatened filibuster over the extension of unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed.  The cloture vote passed the Senate with 60 votes on Tuesday, including approval by six Republican Senators.  Thirty-seven Senators voted “no” on the procedural question.

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Qualified immunity cases are never pretty because they always involve an allegation that a government official violated the law (and usually not just any law but the Constitution). Add the use of deadly force in a high speed chase and things go from bad to worse.

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The State and Local Legal Center typically files Supreme Court briefs which argue that federal law shouldn’t apply. If the court disagrees with the center, generally state law will be preempted or declared unconstitutional. In Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States the center takes the unusual position that federal law should apply. But this isn’t your usual case.   

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Any one of these is a bad sign: a unanimous opinion, a short opinion, and an opinion early in the Supreme Court’s term. But all three at once means you probably never stood a chance.

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Transportation: Getting From Here to There

When people decide how to get from Point A to Point B, they take all kinds of things into account. What’s the weather like? Am I late? Will the car start? Is there traffic? What time is Billy’s soccer practice again? Do I have my transit pass?

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 Database Tracks Child Care, Early Education Bills

The Early Care and Education legislative tracking database tracks and updates early care and education legislation from the 2008-2013 legislative sessions for 50 states and the territories.

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