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Under the Dome: Inside The Maine State House Special Edition 1-24-13

With a population of roughly 1.3 million people, Maine is a small player in national markets. At the same time, Maine legislators have attempted to have an out-sized voice in the national marketplace of legislative policy by...more

2011-2012 Massachusetts Legislative Session

The formal legislative session for 2011-2012 concluded on July 31st. The session was defined by landmark legislation in healthcare cost containment, economic development, energy, and consumer protection. The Legislature will...more

Congress Passes Legislation Requiring Oil, Gas and Mining Companies to Report Payments to Government

The U.S. Congress passed legislation that required oil, gas, mining, and other extractive industry companies to report to the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) their payments to governments. The legislation was added as...more

Governor Signs SB 695 Directing the California Public Utilities Commission to Establish Rules to Restore Direct Access Electricity...

On October 11, 2009, Governor Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill (SB) 695, the Ratepayer Protection Act (the “Act”), into law. The bill, authored by Senator Kehoe, represents a compromise between utilities, consumer groups and...more

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