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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
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
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
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
Marilyn Tavenner received bipartisan support from members of the Senate Committee on Finance in her confirmation hearing to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) though a full Senate vote is being held up,...more
The 2013 Minnesota Legislative Session is all about lengthy floor sessions this week. It is risky to predict legislative schedules but this is only a tentative guide for the week. Keep in mind schedules change quickly at the...more
As the Alabama Legislature moves closer to adjournment, legislation is making slow but steady progress. Tuesday and Thursday marked the 21st and 22nd days of the 2013 Regular Session. With only eight legislative days left and...more
The Minnesota Legislature reconvened this past Tuesday after a weeklong break. Committees have taken to task assembling omnibus bills to meet the third committee deadline of April 19. This deadline was set in January for...more
With the 2013 Minnesota legislative session moving into the home stretch, virtually all of the “heavy lifting” of the session remains. While the calendar indicates the session is two-thirds complete, the numbers tell a...more
In the wake of the controversy surrounding the passage of the Alabama Accountability Act, the legislative process slowed considerably in the State House. However, there was some movement on a few significant pieces of...more
In This Issue:
- General Legislative
- Agriculture and Food
- Budget, Appropriations and Sequestration
- Financial Services
In the past week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated federal budget to account for new regulations from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS),...more
"I've long maintained that there are three possible routes to repeal of ObamaCare: the courts, the presidential election, and our constitutional responsibility for oversight. With two of them having come up short, the third...more
The 2013 legislative session began on Monday, January 14 with speeches pledging bipartisanship from leadership in the House and Senate....more
The recently passed fiscal cliff legislation, i.e., the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Act) [PDF], includes a number of provisions addressing Medicare and Medicaid. One of these provisions extends the recovery period...more
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The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “Act”) was signed into law on January 1, 2013 to avert the tax law changes that were one part of the “fiscal cliff” facing our country’s economy (the other...more
On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA), to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. While most popular coverage has focused on ATRA’s changes to the tax code, the new law...more
The 2013 Iowa legislative session will gavel in on Monday, January 14, the first of the two-year 86th General Assembly. For the most part, the 86th General Assembly will look very much like the last with a split legislature....more
On January 1, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 into law to prevent the country from going over the proverbial “fiscal cliff.” The fiscal cliff deal prevents the scheduled 26.5% cut in...more
On January 1, 2013, the U.S. Congress approved the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the Act), concluding a protracted debate on how to prevent the United States from falling over the proverbial “fiscal cliff.” President...more
As most everyone knows by now, Congress adopted, and President Obama signed, legislation – the American Taxpayer Relief Act (the "Act") – that resolves many elements of the so-called "fiscal cliff," i.e., the various tax...more
As was widely expected over the month of December, the Obama Administration and Congress scrambled in the late hours of 2012 and on New Year’s Day devising a legislative package to prevent the United States from going over...more
On Tuesday, December 11, the House will meet at noon for morning hour and at 2:00 for legislative business. The House will consider a Motion to go to Conference on H.R. 4310 – National Defense...more
This article provides insight into some of the most pressing issues facing Massachusetts policymakers as the 2013–2014 legislative session approaches.
With the November 2012 election behind us and the New Year upon us,...more
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