To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: June 18: Ride services, room sharing targets for taxes
Date: Wed Jun 18 14:38:47 MDT 2014
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TOP NEWS  June 18, 2014

Ride services, room sharing targets for taxes
From short-term room rental services like Airbnb and FlipKey and rides in private cars like those coordinated by Uber and Lyft, governments are trying to bring new services into the taxable fold.

Costs, logistics slow S.D. voting center expansion
Associated Press
Despite few reported problems with voting centers during South Dakota's recent primary election, lofty setup costs and logistics are slowing the expansion of the system that replaces residents' precincts.

22 states pass voting restrictions over last four years
The Washington Post
Nearly half the nation has tighter voting restrictions today than four years ago. NCSL data cited.

NCSL research on elections and campaigns.

Florida governor signs 'Charlotte's Web' medical pot bill
Tampa Bay Times
As promised, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill that legalizes the use of a non-euphoric strain of marijuana to treat certain medical conditions like childhood epilepsy.
NCSL research on state marijuana laws.

University of New Mexico considers flat-rate tuition
Albuquerque Journal
The University of New Mexico is drawing up plans for a guaranteed, flat-rate, four-year tuition for a select group of students, likely starting in fall 2015.

Retirement moves making a comeback
Retirement moves, which dropped sharply during the worst of the recession, are making a comeback. Florida, the top draw for movers 55 and older, is gaining about 55,000 older movers each year.,
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Ending human trafficking
Human trafficking exploits thousands of vulnerable victims each year. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and humanitarian Cindy McCain are working to bring a national focus on trafficking and develop policies to end it. Hear from them at the Legislative Summit.
States, tribes come together to explore waste cleanup
Earlier this month, state legislators, tribal leadership and staff, state agency officials and representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) met in New Mexico to discuss the ongoing cleanup and long-term stewardship of the federal government’s cold war nuclear weapons production and research sites.
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