To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: March 7: Idaho latest state to allow guns on college campuses
Date: Fri Mar 07 15:47:37 MST 2014
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Strengthening States for 40 Years


Idaho lawmakers OK concealed guns on campuses
Idaho lawmakers on Thursday approved a measure allowing concealed guns to be carried onto university and college campuses.NCSL data cited.
Colorado looks to restrict cell phones in cars
Associated Press
A Colorado lawmaker who’s gotten complaints from constituents about drivers distracted by their cellphones is proposing banning their use in cars unless people use a hands-free device. NCSL data cited.
NCSL research on distracted driving.

Virginia in stalemate over Medicaid
The Washington Post
With two days to go before they are supposed to leave town, House Republicans and Gov. Terry McAuliffe showed no signs Thursday of budging in their standoff over expanding Medicaid, bringing Virginia closer to a historic budget stalemate.
NCSL research on Medicaid

Remote medicine tests physician licensing rules
Many states are embracing telemedicine by encouraging it in their Medicaid programs and requiring private insurers to pay for it. But they have made little progress in removing medical licensing barriers that proponents of the technology say have kept doctors and hospitals from expanding even more.
NCSL research on telehealth

New law frees killer after 30 years
Wilmington News Journal
On Thursday morning Charles "Rusty" Blizzard went from serving a life sentence for the beating death and robbery of Howard W. Marshall to being ordered free by a judge.
NCSL research on juvenile justice legislation

Minimum wage law likely to clear Maryland House
The Washington Post
The bill, a priority for Democrats in this election year, would gradually raise Maryland’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by January 2017, six months later than Gov. Martin O’Malley had originally sought.
NCSL research on minimum wage

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Parents in the military
With the number of custody and visitation issues among military families growing, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws drafted the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act (UDPCVA) to allow states to adopt a procedure for courts to use when faced with this unique situation
Toll road partnerships and a dog named Shep
The public-private partnership involved in rebuilding the U.S.36 highway corridor between Denver and Boulder has sparked controversy as well as memories of a toll booth mascot dog named Shep.
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