The Federal Transit Administration is adding $14 Billion for public transportation systems under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA)
How will the funding breakdown?
Add St. Paul, MN to the list of cities to address racial and systemic inequities.
The ordinance would create the St. Paul Recovery Act Community Reparations Commission.
The goals of the Commission will include closing gaps in homeownership, education, employment and health care.
What’s next for these bills? An anticipated veto + an anticipated veto override
HB 241 (2021 | KY) combines fantasy sports regulation, online poker and online sports betting.
Didn’t Kentucky try this last session too? Yes, but they’re back and adding online poker to the mix
What entity would regulate sports betting? The Racing Commission (horse racing)
How would online sports betting work?
What: SB 224 (2021 | OK) would establish that state law concerning masks would preempt local ordinances both on public and private property
From the bill’s author: “government forcing private property owners to comply under threat of penalty is beyond their delegated powers.”
Which tax incentives did Houston upgrade for 2021?
Cannabis Advisory Committee recommends that California roll back these rules:
All 17 of their recommendations are here: 2020 Annual Report of the Cannabis Advisory Committee
Kentucky is adapting to COVID positive legislators by permitting legislators to quarantine in their vehicles and vote from their vehicle parked on Capitol grounds.
It’s like a drive in but instead of a fun 80s movie, it is the Legislature.
The state: Missouri
The forms that the state won’t print: tax forms
Why? Cost savings and the majority of tax filers file electronically
What if you want to file a printed return? The taxpayer downloads and prints the form themself
What types of AI jobs are in San Diego, a city that has embraced AI?
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