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Bill Introduced to Congress Which Establishes National Hiring Standards for Motor Carriers

The recent introduction of H.R. 4727 in the House of Representatives marks the first step toward insulating freight brokers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) from claims by plaintiffs who seek an alternate source for...more

Government Relations And Lobbying Insight: Legislature Opens For Business

After a dramatic November general election, the Minnesota Legislature convened the 2013 session this week with the DFL party firmly in control of state government for the first time in 22 years....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

Budget bills, Evidence of Insurance, Tresspassing

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

Maryland House Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Late Friday, the Maryland House of Delegates, in a close vote, passed a same-sex marriage bill, which will now be forwarded to the State Senate. If passed by the Senate, Gov. O’Malley will sign it, and Maryland will join a...more

Report: Congress Should Focus on Curtailing Medical Errors, Not Patients’ Rights

According to an update of the National Practitioner Data Bank released recently, fewer medical malpractice payments were made on behalf of doctors in 2009 than any other year on record. This contradicts claims by some that...more

Tort Reform Is Not The Answer

Tort reform is not the answer — that’s the headline of an editorial in the Des Moines Register. The editorial lays out the arguments in favor of tort reform as a way to save money on health care, but comes to this...more

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