mul·ti·state | \-ˌstāt \

Definition of multistate 

1 : having divisions in several states multistate enterprises

2 : of, relating to, or involving several states

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Washington, Oregon and Nevada are among the other states that do not accept the multistate license. Anna Gorman, Washington Post, "Reducing Red Tape For Traveling Nurses," 20 Feb. 2018 According to the 1994 indictment, Johnson was a ringleader of a multistate operation that trafficked in thousands of pounds of cocaine during the early 1990s. Alex Johnson /, NBC News, "Kim Kardashian West pushes White House for more drug sentence commutations," 14 June 2018 But the federal and multistate effort is one that President Trump's budget office has proposed drastically cutting. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Zinke's U-turn puts oil and gas industry on edge," 6 Mar. 2018 The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for a comment on the multistate lawsuit. The Christian Science Monitor, "Federal judge orders for separated families to be reunited within 30 days," 27 June 2018 But the largest states, including California, New York, Texas and Florida, aren’t part of the multistate agreement. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "State Sales-Tax Officials Rev Their Engines," 21 June 2018 Members of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee voted 6-1 to advance the bill — AB813 — which would cede control over California’s power lines to a multistate organization operating a regional electricity market. David R. Baker,, "Bill to share control of California’s electric grid advances," 19 June 2018 Precut melon has been recalled due to a multistate outbreak of salmonella infections, according to the CDC. Ethan May, Indianapolis Star, "Where recalled melons were sold in Indiana," 15 June 2018 Both men had been the focus of an ongoing investigation into multistate drug trafficking in the Rockford area, Rockford police and prosecutors said last year. Amanda Marrazzo, McHenry County, "Woman pleads guilty to role in drug operation connected to raid on McHenry County mansion," 25 May 2018

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1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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