Legislation


Florida Voters Reject Medical Marijuana

Although more than 57% of Floridians voted to legalize medical marijuana, Florida Amendment 2 failed on November 4 because constitutional amendments in Florida require approval by 60% of voters. ...Continued

Gay Marriage: More Weddings = More Sales Tax Revenue

Update, 10.20.2014: Two U.S. District Court judges have struck down gay marriage bans in Arizona and Wyoming. Gay couples are now able to marry in Arizona, where the attorney general will not appe...Continued

Internet Tax Freedom Act Extended

It has not been made permanent, as some would like it to be, but the Internet Tax Freedom Act has been extended. Previously set to expire on November 1, 2014, it is now extended through December 1...Continued

Los Angeles County Transportation Tax

A change has been made to the law allowing the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to impose a 0.5% transactions and use tax to fund specified transportation-related pro...Continued

California Considers Expanding Film Tax Credits

Update, 9.22.14: California AB 1839 was signed into law on September 18, 2014. The California Film Commission is currently developing new regulations and guidelines. Would the California film i...Continued

Vermont Eases Marijuana Regulations

A new law in Vermont loosens the regulations on medical marijuana and explores legalization of recreational marijuana. Among other changes, under SB 247: Patients diagnosed with a terminal ...Continued

Pennsylvania Amends When Local Government Can Tax Companies

Prior to introducing an amendment to Pennsylvania’s Local Tax Enabling Act last year, Representative Dunbar (R) pointed out that tax policy should be fair and certain. He argued that the existing ...Continued

Georgia: Tax Breaks for Disaster Aid

Georgia’s Facilitating Business Rapid Response to State Declared Disasters Act of 2014, recently signed by Governor Nathan Deal (R), was created to encourage business to lend a helping hand when Geo...Continued

Alabama to Get New Independent Tax Tribunal

The State of Alabama is preparing to bid its Administrative Law Division farewell. It is to be replaced by the Alabama Tax Tribunal, effective October 1, 2014. The new Alabama Tax Tribunal (ATT) wi...Continued

Colorado to Shelve Transportation Sales Tax Measure

Colorado voters aren’t in the mood for a new sales tax and Colorado lawmakers are listening. MPACT 64 is “a collaboration among four regional organizations covering all 64 counties in Colorado....Continued