A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Could Mean Little for Creditors
Harvey Miller: Detroit Will Be In Bankruptcy "For A Long Time"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
Bill on Bankruptcy: Versace Mansion Up for Sale, Casey Anthony
Grayson: Only 1 Agency Should Regulate Wall Street
MacEwen: Weil Gotshal Layoffs Start of Wave
Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Spitzer "Disappointed" in Wall Street's Regulators
NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
On April 2, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), joined by Congressmen Scott Garrett (R-NJ) and Ed Royce (R-CA), urged FHFA Director Mel Watt to continue the FHFA’s five-year-old policy of...more
The House and Senate were both in session this week. The White House reported Tuesday that 7.1 million people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, meeting their original target for enrollment before...more
This article provides a brief summary of the key provisions of a new bi-partisan Senate bill, based on the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2013, as well as a brief discussion of a new House of...more
The 2014 session of the Alabama Legislature is winding and grinding down as lawmakers hammer out the General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets. Last week saw progress, albeit slow.
This is the fifth installment of a series that takes an inside look at the corporate tax reform proposals in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2014–15 New York Budget Bill. This proposed reform is sweeping and, if enacted, is likely to...more
On February 26, 2014, U.S. Rep. David Camp (R-MI), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released a draft of the Tax Reform Act of 2014 (TRA 2014), which would provide for the most significant tax reform since the...more
The U.S. House and Senate were both in session this past week, returning from a week long work period in district. The National Governors Association (NGA) met in Washington DC for their annual winter meeting, discussing...more
Today, February 26, 2014, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will hold a hearing on offshore tax evasion titled “Offshore Tax Evasion: The Effort to Collect Unpaid Taxes on Billions in Hidden Offshore...more
Last week marked the halfway point in this legislative session, with Tuesday being the 15th of 30 legislative days. Legislative leaders still expect the 2014 session to end on April 7....more
In the Canadian Federal Budget released on February 11, 2014, the Department of Finance signaled its intention to enact a domestic treaty-shopping rule, generally allowing the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to deny treaty...more
The General Assembly has officially completed its business for the 2013 long session. The 2014 short session will begin on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more
This Update concerns a measure proposed in Canada’s federal budget for 2014, tabled by the Minister of Finance on February 11, 2014 (Budget 2014), relating to treaty shopping that may affect private equity (PE) funds...more
On December 18, 2013, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) released a proposal that would streamline energy tax incentives to make them more predictable and technology neutral. The proposal would consolidate...more
A tax reform proposal released by the Senate Finance Committee would have a major impact on the real estate industry, according to comments submitted to the committee by a number of industry groups. If enacted in their...more
SENATE FINANCE PREPARES FOR BAUCUS DEPARTURE -
Following last week’s confirmation hearing, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to vote February 4 on Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus’ (D-MT)...more
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union Address before a joint session of the 113th Congress. In setting forth his priorities for the remainder of the year, he...more
The Senate Finance Committee released a tax reform staff discussion draft on cost recovery and accounting as part of a series of tax reform proposals in late 2013. The Cost Recovery and Accounting (“CR&A”) proposal completely...more
In the State of the Union Address, President Obama announced that he has directed the IRS, through executive action, to create a new savings vehicle called “MyRA” (pronounced like “IRA”). While details are scarce, it appears...more
In This Issue:
- Legislation to Renew Fast-Track Consideration for Trade Agreements Introduced
- Congress Passes FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill
- An Insider's View: Obama's Mid-Term Blues
- What's in...more
Proposed Changes to Infrastructure Financing District Law -
This week Governor Brown released his 2014-15 Budget Summary. It contains a proposal to expand the tax increment financing used by Infrastructure Financing...more
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) released a proposal on December 18 that would streamline energy tax incentives to make them more predictable and technology-neutral. The proposal consolidates several...more
On November 29, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued proposed rules, “Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities” (78 Fed. Reg. 71535-71542 (Nov. 29, 2013)),...more
After years of effort by multiple administrations and after overcoming difficult political hurdles in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the Commonwealth has finally addressed its steadily worsening transportation...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
While the Senate was on recess, the House was in, but staffs from...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Budget Issues a Certain Component of Next Year’s Legislative Agenda -
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