Everyone is discussing how divided government is currently. From the fight over the debt ceiling in Congress to the expulsion of State Representatives in Tennessee, everywhere you look people are covering how everything is being done on a partisan basis. Taskforce.app wanted to look at some areas with bipartisan measures.
Fentanyl/opioid measures: Currently there are a number of bills addressing the fentanyl/opioid crisis ranging from issues to decriminalize fentanyl testing strips (FL, TX) to increasing criminal penalties for the distribution/possession or trafficking of fentanyl (SC, CA, MN, NY, NV, OR).
Homelessness measures: This is an issue that gets a lot of news coverage and a number of bipartisan bills aimed at reducing homelessness by focusing on tenant protections (WA), addressing mental health issues (CA), rental assistance/affordable housing grants (AZ), and create more shelters (OR).
Cannabis: Although it’s still deemed illegal at the Federal level, cannabis legalization has made sweeping bipartisan progress at the state level in a relatively short period of time. From Oregon and Massachusetts to Montana and now Missouri, Blue and Red states alike have passed similar measures legalizing cannabis for recreational use, and at a minimum, medicinal. With many other states following suit—such as Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and even South Carolina—it’s unlikely that the Federal illegality of cannabis will impede its momentum, as the industry has developed far too much for any conceivable administration to consider walking it back.
Data Privacy: We are seeing a number of bipartisan bills introduced in states including a Consumer Privacy Act (NC), Use of consumer data with civil penalties (TX), and Internet Privacy Bill (NV).
Erin Wiley, Director of Customer Success, Taskforce.app