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News from the Vermont Statehouse - An Analysis from DRM’s Government & Public Affairs Team - April 2017 #2

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Senate Money Panel Passes Budget Bill - On a vote of 7-0, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a $5.8 billion budget on Friday that closes a $72 million projected gap between revenues and expenditures in the 2018...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update

by Cozen O'Connor on

Charities- California Attorney General Sues Veterans Charities for Alleged Misuse of Funds- California AG Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit against charity organizations Warriors Support Group and Central Coast Equine...more

The Trump Administration’s (De)Regulatory Program: What It Means for Business

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Trump Administration has, through executive action, sought to bring far-reaching changes to the nation’s regulatory infrastructure. These efforts may be cheered by those who view the country as being over-regulated, and...more

News from the Vermont State House - An Analysis from DRM’s Government & Public Affairs Team - January 2017 #2

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Treasurer Will Build Public Pension Plan for Small Business - State Treasurer Beth Pearce on Wednesday asked the Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee to create the framework for a...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely: September 2016 #2

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: the GAO’s latest report on the conflict minerals rule; a civil...more

Class Action Roundup: Winter 2016

by Alston & Bird on

Where the (Class) Action Is - This issue of Roundup wraps up 2015 with another slate of interesting cases spanning industries and subject matter. The running theme of ascertainability is now stretching into antitrust...more

ERISA Fiduciaries May Factor Climate Change Issues Into Economic Analysis of Investments

by Foley Hoag LLP on

New guidance from the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) clarifies the role of environmental, social and governance issues (referred to as “ESG factors”) in investment decisions by ERISA fiduciaries. ERISA Interpretive Bulletin...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Legislative Council Meets in Advance of 2016 Second Regular Session - Maine’s Legislative...more

Trans-Pacific Partnership Publicly Released, Approval is Next Hurdle

by Perkins Coie on

One month after announcing the conclusion of negotiations, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). The TPP’s 12 partner...more

Alert: Climate Change and Pension Fund Investments

by Cooley LLP on

On October 22 the US Department of Labor ("DOL") issued Interpretive Bulletin 2015-01 (published in the Federal Register on October 26 and effective on that date) setting forth its supplemental views concerning the legal...more

Energy Insights: An Update from the Third Quarter of 2015

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In this edition of Seyfarth Shaw’s Energy Insights Newsletter our Energy and Clean Technologies team covers important developments in Q3 2015 for the energy industry including 1) the latest initiatives from the Environmental...more

Russian Legislation Update

by White & Case LLP on

In This Issue: - Currency Control - Banking - Patronage of Arts - Environment - Employment/Foreign Citizens - Excerpt from Patronage of Arts: On 4 November 2014 the President signed Federal...more

NYC Pension Fund Submits 75 Proxy Access Proposals

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, on behalf of the $160 billion New York City Pension Funds, has submitted proxy access shareowner proposals to 75 companies. The proposals request a bylaw to give shareowners who...more

Myanmar Revises Scope Of Prohibited And Restricted Activities For Foreign Investment

by Allen & Overy LLP on

On 31 January 2013, MIC issued a notification outlining prohibited and restricted activities for foreign investment (2013 Notification). For further information on the Foreign Investment Law, the Foreign Investment Rules and...more

Department of Defense Renewable Energy Program - Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities

Orrick and Clean Energy Pipeline have launched a series of reports dedicated to exploring investment opportunities and challenges in the U.S. renewable energy sector. In this first issue, we analyze the exciting investment...more

Alabama Legislative Update - Week 10: As Session Moves Towards Close, Budgets Take Center Stage

by Baker Donelson on

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. ...more

2013 Summary Of New Maine Laws & Carried Over Legislation

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

As an on-going service to our clients, Pierce Atwood is pleased to provide this updated summary of selected new Maine laws enacted during the 126th Maine Legislature’s 1st Regular Session and 1st Special Session, as well as...more

Post Election Update

by Bracewell LLP on

CONTENTS: -Overview and Takeaways -Consumer Product Safety -Defense -Electric Transmission -Energy and Environment -Environmental Enforcement -Financial Services -Labor, Employment and Human...more

The Canadian Oil Sands - A Backgrounder: Challenges

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Oil sands projects and developers are exposed to various risks and challenges, including: • Cost Overruns and Delays. Many oil sands projects have encountered cost overruns and delays. Historically, some fully...more

Under the Dome: 2012 Summary of New Maine Laws

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

We are pleased to share our summary of new laws enacted by the State of Maine 125th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session. When the Legislature completes its business, we will update the 2012 Summary of New Maine Laws report...more

Renewable Energy Update - January 19, 2010

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Rooftop solar installations growing faster than utility-scale solar *Renewable Energy Focus ..California's utilities won't be able to meet 2010 state RPS:researchers *Geothermal industry has high...more

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