Tag: 2024 state bills

  • Utah State Senate rejects effort to repeal use of ranked-choice voting

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    The Utah State Senate rejected a bill to repeal the use of ranked-choice voting (RCV) in local Utah elections on Thursday, Feb. 29th. HB290 would have eliminated the Municipal Alternate Voting Methods Pilot Project, which allows municipalities to adopt instant-runoff voting, a form of RCV, for odd year elections. Currently, 23 localities in the state…

  • West Virginia Senate advances work requirements expansion for SNAP benefits

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    The West Virginia Senate on February 23, 2024, passed Senate Bill 562, which aims to raise the age of able-bodied adults without dependents who must meet work requirements to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in the state. Current federal requirements mandate that able-bodied adults without dependents are required to work if they are…

  • Virginia and New York outpace others with four states advancing at least 10 election bills so far this year

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    Legislators in Virginia have advanced 24 election-related bills out of at least one chamber of the legislature so far in 2024, including 15 bills that have crossed over since the beginning of February. As of Feb. 9, Virginia trails only New York (29 bills) in terms of advancing election-related legislation. Two other states, Georgia and…