Now that our calendar has turned to 2016, many state legislatures will be convening in new sessions over the coming weeks.  In fact, fourteen states have already opened their 2016 sessions while an additional 19 will begin their 2016 work next week.  By the end of this month, legislatures will be convened in 37 of the 50 states in the Union!  Clearly, it behooves us all to remain diligent monitoring their activities and get involved when those issues that impact our business are being debated and deliberated.  We are already seeing an array of challenging issues being introduced for legislative consideration . . .