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New Laws Affecting Public Agencies in California

A Recap of BB&K Legal Alerts & Articles - During the 2013 legislative session, Gov. Brown signed into law new legislation affecting California public agencies, most of which will go into effect in less than six weeks....more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House 8.10.12

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. In This Issue: Commissioner of Labor Resigns, Governor Nominates Replacement; New Land Use...more

Ohio’s Budget, As Recently Passed By The House, Contains Key Changes To Public Construction

On May 5, 2011, the Ohio House of Representatives passed H.B. 153, Ohio’s main operating budget for fiscal years 2012 and 2013. The current bill contains some key provisions affecting the public construction industry in the...more

Briefly on Benefits (January 2010)

COBRA Premium Subsidy Extended Extension Signed On Saturday, December 19, 2009, President Obama signed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2009 (the “Act”). Attached to the Act was an expected extension of...more

Déjà Vu: Pennsylvania Re-Amends Its Lien Law to Again Permit Broad Waivers of Lien Rights on Residential Property Projects

The passage of amendments in 2006 to the Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963 (the "Lien Law") was a focus of considerable discussion. For the first time in 43 years, the Pennsylvania legislature revisited the statute and...more

LAW AND ECONOMICS OF REGULATING LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES

The states are engaging in fierce competition amongst themselves to keep and attract business and industry. Economic development incentives (“EDI”), which include tax breaks and other economic incentives not generally...more

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