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Governor Brown Submits Agency M&A Proposal

by Allen Matkins on

Article V, Section 6 of the California Constitution provides that the legislature may provide by statute for the Governor to “assign and reorganize functions among executive officers and agencies and their employees, other...more

Il caso dell'Ospedale di Hinchingbrook - Commento di Nicola C. Salerno (Direttore del CeRM)

by Nicola Carmine Salerno on

L’esperienza del Regno Unito va, a mio modo di vedere, letta su di un piano di principi d’azione, che poi possono essere implementati in maniera diversa a seconda della realtà Paese, e anche della...more

Governor Proposes To Consolidate The DFI And DOC

by Allen Matkins on

Article IV, Section 12(a) of the California Constitution requires the Governor to submit to the legislature a proposed budget for the ensuing fiscal year within the first ten days of the calendar year. Governor Jerry Brown...more

Will The “Fourth Branch” Rewrite California’s Corporate Law?

by Allen Matkins on

In 1911, California became the tenth state to adopt three key tools of popular sovereignty – the initiative, referendum and recall. As defined by the California Constitution, the initiative is the power of the electors to...more

Update on Redevelopment Law: The Supreme Court Makes it Official - Redevelopment is Dead in California

The California Supreme Court released its opinion today in California Redevelopment Association v. Matosantos, challenging the Legislature's adoption of AB 1X 26, providing for elimination of California redevelopment agencies...more

Arizona Will Audit Certain Organizations

by Snell & Wilmer on

Last week, the Arizona Secretary of State’s office announced that it will begin auditing statewide and legislative “independent expenditure committees,” that engage in political activism without registering as political...more

Nevada Enacts Changes To Business Records and Notice Requirements

by Allen Matkins on

Apparently, the State of Nevada takes seriously Judge Gideon J. Tucker’s observation that “no man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” quoted in Lucas v. Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust...more

"Citizens United": The Supreme Court Decision One Year Later

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Supreme Court issued its landmark opinion in Citizens United v. FEC one year ago today. That case allowed corporations and labor unions to make independent expenditures for or against political candidates. An editorial in...more

Sandy Springs Restructures Its Business and Occupation Tax

The Sandy Springs, Georgia, City Council revised its Business and Occupation Tax ordinance on December 21, 2010 in an effort to foster economic development and alleviate the potential chilling effect on the City’s business...more

Sanity must be made to prevail in Zimbabwe – Lloyd Msipa

by Lloyd Msipa on

Sanity must be made to prevail in Zimbabwe – Lloyd Msipa “We are enveloped in the politics of hate. The amount of hate that is being preached today in this country is frightful. What Zimbabwe fought for was peace,...more

Reflections on the Current State of “Attributional Nexus”: When May a State Use the Presence of an In-State Entity to Claim...

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The downturn in the national economy has triggered a budgetary crisis for many state governments. Undoubtedly, legislatures will seek increased revenues as part of the solution to the budgetary shortfalls. One politically...more

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