To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: June 24: What paid family leave looks like in the three states that require it
Date: Tue Jun 24 14:41:28 MDT 2014
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TOP NEWS  June 24, 2014

What paid family leave looks like in three states
The Washington Post
California, New Jersey and Rhode Island are the only states that offer paid family and medical leave to workers, a policy that is getting a high-profile boost this week from President Obama. NCSL data cited.
NCSL research on state family and medical leave laws.

Supreme Court upholds NJ sports betting ban
The Newark Star-Ledger
The U.S. Supreme Court spurned New Jersey's long effort to legalize sports betting, handing another defeat to Gov. Chris Christie and lawmakers who view it as a way to revive Atlantic City and the state's ailing racetracks.

Online gambling revenues fall short
State lawmakers who dream of dollar signs from legalized online gambling might want to pause for a moment to consider Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey. NCSL data cited.

NCSL research on online gaming.

Virginia lawmakers pass budget, avert shutdown
The Washington Post
The Virginia General Assembly completed work late Monday on a two-year, $96 billion state budget, averting a government shutdown and at least temporarily thwarting Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s key priority of expanding health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Google's states of play
Associated Press
Google  quietly has planted its political roots in places far beyond the Beltway — in state legislatures and city councils that have become hotbeds for tech policy fights.

Crashes mount as military flies more drones in U.S.
The Washington Post
The number of accidents has jumped as the military has brought back drones from overseas and operated them more frequently in airspace shared with civilian planes.
NCSL research on unmanned aircraft state law landscape.

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NCSL launches elections research database
NCSL has launched the Elections Administration Research Database, which brings together over 1,900 reports that, altogether, address a wide range of elections topics. It is supported by generous funding from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Protecting public employees' testimony
The U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously that the First Amendment protects a public employee who provides truthful sworn testimony, compelled by a subpoena, outside the course of his or her ordinary responsibilities.
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