A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
Polsinelli Podcast - Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Consequences for Corporations
Government’s Health Care Fraud “Cash Cow” Keeps Mooing
Investment Management Update- 2014 Election Impact
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
Polsinelli Podcast - Republicans Gain Control of the U.S. Senate - How That May Impact Health Reform
Karl Rove's Efforts to "Buy" Courts Harmed America, Says Legendary Attorney
Crisis at the Border Shows Problems in US Immigration Law
Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Aquila on M&A: Dealmaking is Back
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
ATL Law School Rankings: All About The Jobs
What Comes Next in Derivatives Regulation?
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?
On July 20, 2015, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted resolution 2231 endorsing the final nuclear deal agreed between the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States (US),...more
After months of wrangling, a deal has finally been reached allowing Iran to develop a peaceful domestic nuclear programme with the lifting of economic and financial sanctions.This is on the strict proviso that Iran does not...more
Week two of the budget stalemate is behind us, and there’s very little news to report. While news of a potential stop-gap budget and possible agreement on the imposition of a natural gas extraction tax might seem encouraging,...more
News came this week that the Obama Administration is threatening a veto if Congress reverts to form and proposes only a temporary extension of the Highway Trust Fund instead of tackling a long-term transportation funding...more
The Obama administration’s fiscal year 2016 budget includes approximately $95 billion for a broad array of transportation-related projects. Included in that category of spending are several interesting aviation infrastructure...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Bonds by Day -
As the end of the session nears, the 13-member Appropriations Committee...more
NUMBER OF THE WEEK: 68,000. The estimated number of vehicles that traverse the Memorial Bridge between Arlington, Va., and Washington, D.C., each day—now with increasingly frustrated drivers stuck in snarled traffic after two...more
The South Carolina General Assembly will wrap-up session this Thursday, but will return the week of June 16th for the limited purpose of deliberating gubernatorial vetoes, appointments, local legislation, conference committee...more
The Minnesota legislature concluded its business last evening with Governor Mark Dayton threatening to veto a $17 billion public education funding bill – a threat he carried through with earlier today. The governor issued the...more
In This Issue:
- Construction Contract Claims Against a Third-Party Lender? The Unforeseen Consequences of a Standard Practice:
For those of us who commonly represent lenders, there is nothing more unsettling...more
NUMBER OF THE WEEK: 15. The number of minutes it should take most Americans to do their taxes, according to potential GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published last night. ...more
As part of Infrastructure Week, 2015, several interested organizations banded together for an afternoon meeting on Monday, May 11, that focused on public-private partnerships as a way out of the infrastructure crunch. ...more
Budget Battle -
Conference committees on the budget bills for the next biennium have begun their initial walkthroughs of fiscal tracking sheets and side-by-side comparisons, but the real negotiating is awaiting new...more
Budget Showdown -
Governor Mark Dayton has expressed dismay at the direction lawmakers are veering in their budget plans.
On spending state money, lawmakers are widening the chasm. The May 18 legislative...more
Transportation Department acts on safety issues regarding crude and ethanol shipped by rail.
The US Department of Transportation on April 17 issued regulatory changes it believes will address “some of the issues...more
On April 21, 2015, Finance Minister Joe Oliver tabled the 2015 federal budget (Budget). The Budget reaffirmed several of the government’s past commitments to infrastructure renewal and introduced some new measures of interest...more
The House and Senate return this week from the annual Spring Recess, with the Senate scheduled to be in session for the next six weeks and the House in session for three weeks, off for one week, and then returning for another...more
Released in February, the 2016 budget set forth by the Obama administration takes a focused stance towards the country’s growing infrastructure requirements. The 2016 budget features tax-exempt bond proposals seen in the...more
The House of Representatives was on recess this week and the South Carolina Senate had an abbreviated week and met on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Senate approved and sent to the House several measures, including...more
On March 31, 2015, Congressman John K. Delaney (D-MD) spoke at the Washington Briefing of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBBTA) in Washington, DC. At the event, Congressman Delaney provided an...more
The Legislature recessed on Friday, March 24 for an Easter/Passover Break returning Tuesday, April 7.
Tax Cuts -
When Minnesota lawmakers return to the Capitol next week, they will be thinking about how they...more
Today marks the end of the second deadline week at the Capitol. Non-finance bills which have not been heard in all required House and Senate policy committees by midnight tonight may not be acted upon. ...more
House Republican Budget -
The budget outline House GOP leaders released Tuesday proposes $2 billion in tax cuts as part of their two-year budget plan. It also spends nearly $40 billion, excluding their recently...more
The General Assembly convened for the 2015 legislative session on January 14. Lawmakers returned to Raleigh on January 28 to begin the session in earnest. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more
Today was the first of three committee deadlines during the legislative session. By midnight tonight, bills must be approved by policy committees in the House or Senate. ...more
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