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Cybersecurity Lobbying Booming: How Law Firms Can Profit
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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report yesterday about the impact of a carbon tax on the U.S. economy and the environment. According to CBO's analysis, the overall economic effect of a carbon tax...more
Just to show my age and my fascination with history – the recent flap over the IRS targeting of Tea Party-affiliated groups reminds everyone in my age bracket (and above) of the legendary Nixon(ian) scandals during the...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.
Governor’s Fourth and Fifth Vetoes of the Session Sustained - Last week,...more
Jeff Tenenbaum discusses the IRS’ inappropriate flagging of conservative political groups for additional review during the 2012 election season
On May 10, 2013, the nonprofit tax bar – and much of the country – was...more
The Washington Post is reporting that Attorney General Eric Holder disclosed during a press conference today that he has ordered the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation to probe the IRS’s targeting of...more
With the constitutional deadline of midnight on the 30th day closing in, Alabama lawmakers worked at a feverish pace to complete work on some of the most substantial and controversial legislation in the 2013 session....more
The White House recently released its Fiscal Year 2014 budget proposal, and there are many suggested changes that will impact individuals, businesses, and estates. Several of these proposals—particularly on the estate and...more
The mounting problems facing the IRS continued to expand on Monday. News outlets disclosed that IRS employees and officials outside of the Cincinnati office sent inappropriate requests for information to conservative...more
Because the media cycle moves so quickly these days, you may have already forgotten about the frantic last few days of 2012, during which Congress and the White House worked feverishly to save us all from going off the...more
The disclosure that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted conservative groups was disclosed last Friday afternoon in the form of an apology by an IRS official in response to a question during a panel discussion at a...more
Yesterday, the South Carolina Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Bodman v. South Carolina, holding that the state’s sales and use tax exemption and cap scheme, as a whole, does not violate the state...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
What had been a relatively quiet week, where until Friday it seemed...more
An update on last week’s post on Performance Marketing Association, Inc. v. Hamer: with the posting of the Court’s docket book for the May term, we learned that the oral argument in Performance Marketing has been continued...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. On May 7th, the full Senate voted to confirm Governor LePage’s nomination of Tim...more
On May 6, 2013, the United States Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 (the "Act") by a vote of 69 to 27. The legislation (S. 743) now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration....more
The Tax Policy Center (the “TPC“) has published its analysis of the tax proposals included in President Obama’s 2014 budget. The analysis finds that President Obama’s proposals would have the intended effect of...more
In This Issue:
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled....more
On Monday, May 6, the Joint Committee on Taxation (“JCT”) published a report on the work of the 11 House Ways and Means Committee Working Groups on tax reform. This alert provides background on the report and possible next...more
In This Issue: Legislature Enters Final Stretch; Appropriators Receive Bad News Regarding Revenue Forecast; Tax Reform Proposal Officially Rolled Out; Major Initiatives of the Governor Topic of Debate...
Last week, legislators turned their attention to the weightiest and most controversial issues, including debate and passage of several gun bills. Now, with only three legislative days remaining, both budgets will take...more
Last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new proposed regulations on FY 2014 payment updates and regulatory policy changes for inpatient and long term care hospitals, skilled nursing facilitates,...more
In This Issue:
- Federal Policy Update
- TradeWind and Alabama Power Announce PPA for Kansas Project
- NextEra Energy Resources Finalized Purchase of Kansas Project
- Incentives Announced for $66 Million...more
On April 10, 2013, the White House released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2014. The budget contains significant tax proposals related to renewable energy, research and job creation, as well as numerous changes affecting...more
President Obama has nominated Anthony Foxx, the Mayor of Charlotte to replace Ray LaHood as Secretary of Transportation. Mayor Foxx oversaw several large transportation projects during his tenure as mayor, including the...more
Welcome to King & Spalding's economic development news bulletin, Investing in Georgia. In this edition, you will find:
- A report from two key leaders of the Georgia General Assembly regarding the recently concluded...more
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