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  1. Update on Marijuana Legalization

    The amended bills to legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana now stand at the 2nd reading and could be scheduled for a final floor vote. It appears that this issue will carry over into 2019. Read on...
  2. ROW Vegetation Management Vote Expected

    On Monday, Dec. 17, the Assembly is scheduled to vote on A-2558, known as the, “Vegetation Management Response Act.” It would provide electric utility companies completely unfettered authority to clear, move, cut, or destroy any dangerous vegetation. Read on...
  3. Update on Marijuana Legalization

    The Senate Budget and Appropriations and the Assembly Appropriations Committee voted out legislation to legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana. The bills stand at “2nd reading” and could be scheduled for a final floor vote as soon as Dec. 17. Read on...
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