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News From the Vermont Statehouse - An Analysis from DRM’s Government & Public Affairs Team - April 2017

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Trial Bar Proposes Anti-Ride-Sharing Amendments to Insurance Bill - The Senate Judiciary Committee considered amendments this week proposed by the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association that would likely force Uber out of...more

SC Public Policy Update - March 2016 #2

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

What's New - SENATE - Senate floor debate this week was dominated by S. 997, a bill by Senator Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) that would require refugees to register with the Department of Social Services via a public...more

“Implementation Day” Marks Lifting of Certain Nuclear-Related “Secondary” Sanctions on Iran by the United States in Accordance...

by K&L Gates LLP on

On January 16, 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency (“IAEA”) verified that the Islamic Republic of Iran (“Iran”) had satisfied its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”), which was entered...more

The Iran Sanctions Program: Is There Relief in Sight for Re/Insurers Under The Iran Nuclear Agreement?

by Locke Lord LLP on

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) administers complex and comprehensive trade and financial sanctions against the Government of Iran. The Iran sanctions prohibit virtually all...more

Nevada’s 78th Legislative Session Closes with Important Reforms for Business

On June 1, 2015, Nevada’s 78th Legislative Session came to a final close with critical reforms for Nevada’s businesses. Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Nevada Government Affairs team, Josh Hicks, Alisa Nave-Worth, Kandis...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

by McGuireWoods LLP on

House and Senate members passed a continuing resolution (CR) this week that will fund state government on a temporary basis until August 14, staving off a June 30 budget deadline which marked the end of the fiscal year. The...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Legislature Plans Long Day - Early this past Wednesday morning, the Maine House and Senate...more

NC Legislative Update for May 2015

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

This Week - “Crossover” - the date by which a bill must pass out of the chamber in which it originated to remain eligible for the 2015-16 session - expired on Thursday. Throughout the week, lawmakers cumulatively...more

South Carolina Legislative Update

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Due to last week’s extreme weather, the South Carolina General Assembly met only on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Senate gave second reading to the criminal domestic violence bill and the House passed legislation regarding...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Gubernatorial Nominations Being Announced, Senate Confirmation Session Set - Over the past...more

North Carolina Legislative Report

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The General Assembly’s Short Session began Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the...more

From Second and State: The Week Ahead – June 23-27, 2014

We’ve turned the corner of the final 10 days before the June 30 budget deadline, so you can expect us to be full throttle between now and then – then meaning whenever the budget is completed. This week, it became clear in...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House 4-19-13

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

A quiet week in Augusta. The House and Senate did not meet and only five Committees met to work on legislation. When the Legislature returns next week, there will be less than two months to go until the statutory adjournment...more

Infrastructure Alert - January 15, 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

The $50.7 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package is currently being debated in the House. Monday night, the Rules Committee approved 13 amendments for floor consideration. After neglecting to schedule a vote on an aid...more

Top 6 At 12: Highlights Of The Top Climate Change Stories In The Second Half Of 2012

2012 has drawn to a close. We chronicle here six of the most significant stories on the climate change front in the last six months. For those looking for hope that government is taking action to rein in greenhouse gas...more

California Assembly OKs Bill to Curb Insurers' Iran Investments

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

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

Florida Legislature Pre-Session Report on Economic Development, Insurance, and Energy

by Akerman LLP on

Starting with the most recent 2011 Legislative Session in which entire sections of Florida’s Growth Management Laws were repealed, there will continue during the 2012 Session a deliberative effort to turn upside down...more

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