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Police in Two States use Hospitals to take Motorists’ Blood without a warrant: NMA Newsletter #466

By guest writer Joe Cadillic, from the MassPrivatal Blog Police state America has found a disturbing new way to forcibly take motorists blood without a warrant. Law enforcement is using private hospitals to do their dirty work. Earlier this year, I reported that police in Oregon were forcing hospitals to take motorists blood without a warrant. I […]

Funding Infrastructure in Rural America—a Snapshot of Three States: NMA E-Newsletter #463

Whenever the media reports on infrastructure, much of the time the discussion centers on urban cores and highways. Small towns and rural roads are often left out of the discussion but related infrastructure needs can be just as critical. Securing adequate funding for road and bridge maintenance requires the active involvement and cooperation of rural, […]

DUI Laws Update Part 2: Twice Daily In-Person Breath Tests: NMA E-Newsletter #425

Iowa lawmakers introduced two bills last month that would require motorists who are arrested or convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) to undergo a twice-daily in-person sobriety testing. Those who pass can go about their day. Those who don’t go straight to jail. The proposed 24/7 sobriety bills are aimed at repeat […]

2015 Third Quarter Legislative Update: NMA E-Newsletter #351

The legislative process slows down over summer (not necessarily a bad thing) since most state legislatures are in recess and won’t resume their business until next year. However, we did see a few notable proposals that required our members’ attention in the third quarter of 2015, which we will summarize below.   Alerting members to important […]

NMA E-Newsletter #291: How Much Does Your State Divert Federal Highway Funding To Transit Projects?

This week we wrap up our examination of the three equal-weighted metrics that comprise the State Fiscal Responsibility scoring in the recent NMA report, “Motorists Beware: Ranking the States That Treat You Worst.” Part 1 (Legislative Interference with Transportation Planning, #289) rated the influence of lawmakers in determining the planning and spending of funds on […]