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With federal policymakers in Washington at a near standstill on many economic and social issues, state-level elected officials are having an increasing impact on Americans’ daily lives.
Most state legislatures are completing their 2022 sessions within the next month and will not reconvene until next year — so legislative actions underway now could impact the political landscape in the run-up to the November mid-terms.
This edition of Policy Matters looks at how states are handling key issues from family leave and data privacy to wages, education and climate change. With the recent leak of the Supreme Court’s pending Roe v. Wade ruling, reproductive health issues are dominating news coverage as well as state legislative agendas.
States participating in the lawsuit were Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
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