From: NCSL TODAY
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Sept. 9: New Jersey OKs sports betting, effective immediately
Date: Tue Sep 09 14:53:54 MDT 2014
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Strengthening States for 40 Years

TOP NEWS  Sept. 9, 2014

New Jersey OKs sports betting, effective immediately
Philadelphia Inquirer
When the Christie administration declared on Monday that, effective immediately, casinos and horse racetracks may legally offer sports betting, legislators were quick to welcome the move.

As wind power surges, opposition grows
Seattle Times
Wind-power developers are facing growing opposition in some states. A fight swirls around the efforts in Congress to extend the federal wind-power tax credit.

Cooperative extension reinvents itself for 21st century
Stateline
For most of the last 15 years, Seth Wilner was the go-to guy for any and all questions about growing plants and animals in Sullivan County, New Hampshire.


States move to ensure pregnant workers get fair chance to stay on the job
The Washington Post
Delaware is the latest in a growing number of states and localities to pass what lawmakers call “common sense” legislation to keep pregnant women working with certain accommodations, if warranted, as long as they don’t pose undue hardship on businesses.

Court sharply questions gay marriage bans from three states
Reuters
Gay marriage bans in Nevada, Idaho and Hawaii came under scrutiny on Monday when a U.S. appeals court waded back into a civil rights debate that has swept through courthouses across the country.


Battle over money anticipated during Missouri veto session
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Starkly different portrayals of the budget will be on display Wednesday as the Republican-led Legislature meets in its annual veto session to consider overriding the Democratic governor’s vetoes.
 
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