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May 10 (Bloomberg Law) -- Michael Greenberger, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that a new set of legislation making its way through the House of Representatives could...more
The recently published federal budget (titled “Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2013”) included high level guidance regarding the Government’s priorities for the regulation of financial institutions, services and markets. The...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings.
Leading the Past Week -
It was another busy week on the Hill and in the Administration, but it may have...more
March 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- Barry Ritholtz, CEO at Fusion IQ, and Tangent Capital Partners' Bob Rice talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the current state of the derivatives market and a recent initiative by ISDA to...more
Florida’s 2013 legislative session opened this week, beginning a 60-day trek to adjournment on May 3, unless extended. The state’s new 2013-2014 presiding legislative officers have endeavored to publicly present a coordinated...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House is a weekly update that provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. If you would like more specific information regarding an item in this newsletter...more
The New York Times reported today that Governor Cuomo is proposing to spend $400 million to buy out owners of property to avoid a recurrence of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. I have to say that I have been persuaded...more
GMR’s ouster from the US$511 million airport modernization project in Maldives has refocused the spotlight on political risks facing foreign investments. As the GMR-Maldives story unfolds, this is a good time for Indian...more
Satellite Export Controls Now Eligible to be Returned to Commerce Department Jurisdiction -
On January 3, 2013, President Obama signed into law Public Law No. 112-239, the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of...more
As was widely expected over the month of December, the Obama Administration and Congress scrambled in the late hours of 2012 and on New Year’s Day devising a legislative package to prevent the United States from going over...more
Dec. 5 (Bloomberg Law) -- The unregulated multi-trillion dollar derivatives market exceeds global GDP and poses a clear danger to the global economy, Chris Whalen, Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital Partners, and...more
While Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan campaigned on the promise to repeal the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and to reform Medicare and Medicaid, their defeat does not mean the health industry should expect no...more
An October 1, 2012 report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) analyzes the impact of impending across-the-board cuts to Federal spending known as “sequestration” on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ...more
If polls continue to show public support eroding for Medicare premium support and Medicaid block grants, Republicans might have a difficult time pushing those reforms next year during the deficit reduction debates, some...more
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a report on September 14, 2012 detailing the magnitude of impending across-the-board cuts to Federal spending beginning on January 2, 2013 in a process known as...more
In This Issue:
Tuesday's Primary Produces Few Surprises; Affordable Care Act: Health Insurance Exchange Update; and, Preliminary Budget Forecast and Update. ...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. If you would like more specific information regarding an item in this newsletter or related to...more
House appropriators continue to process the FY 2013 appropriations bills with several of the more controversial bills remaining.
The House will try to use the power of the purse to stymie the implementation of the health...more
The healthcare industry and government policymakers are confronting a familiar paradox in healthcare finance. With an aging population, rising healthcare costs, and an assortment of new subsidies following healthcare reform,...more
Samuel Sorich, of counsel to Barger & Wolen, was quoted in a May 25, 2012, article published by Law360 about controversy surrounding legislation aimed at deterring insurers from investing in companies that have financial ties...more
The California Assembly this morning passed a bill that would require the Insurance Commissioner to treat a domestic insurer's investment in a company that does business in Iran as a non-admitted asset.
In This Issue:
- DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS
Budget & Appropriations. The House of Representatives on Thursday approved Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisconsin) Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Resolution by a vote...more
The federal government tabled its budget yesterday afternoon. The government will be eliminating the penny. But that is not the only penny that has been dropped. Mr. Harper announced on January 26, 2012, at the World Economic...more
The significance of HMRC -v- Atlantic Electronics....more
The budget discussion has started to heat up over the last couple of weeks. Statewide estimates made by the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) set the tone for the session’s budget discussions, because all budget bills must...more
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