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Court Rules That Delayed Compliance With A FOIA Request Remains A Violation

In a recent Illinois Appellate Court decision, the Court held that a public body was in violation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) where the public body initially willfully ignored its obligation to respond to a FOIA...more

Argument Report: Who Gets to Appeal Certification as a Pollution Control Facility?

A major taxpayer files 28 separate applications seeking certification of various systems, methods, devices and facilities as "pollution control facilities" within the meaning of the Property Tax Code. If the applications are...more

Ten Things to Know About the 2013 North Carolina Legislative Session

The North Carolina General Assembly has completed its 2013 session after passing a two-year budget and considering hundreds of bills on a variety of topics. Here are some highlights from this year’s session...more

Bright Lights Not a Significant Impact; Lack of Parking May Be

In Taxpayers for Accountable School Bond Spending v. San Diego Unified School District (2013) __ Cal.App.4th __ (Case No. D060999) the Court of Appeal for the 4th District held that the San Diego Unified School District (the...more

Court of Appeal Narrowly Reads School Bond Measure Language; Parking Shortfall May Constitute An Environmental Impact Under CEQA

A school district board placed a large bond measure on the city ballot to fund projects at multiple schools in the district, including a project to erect stadium lighting at a high school. ...more

Court of Appeal Narrowly Reads School Bond Measure Language In Siding with Taxpayer Group’s Challenge To High School Stadium...

The California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, recently held that school district bond revenues could not be spent on stadium lighting where the bond proposition did not specifically list field lighting as part of...more

Tri-State Tax Update 9.21.12 Maine. Massachusetts. New Hampshire.

From our offices in Boston, Portland, and Portsmouth, Pierce Atwood’s State and Local Tax (“SALT”) Group provides litigation, planning, transaction, regulatory, and legislative services to business, associations, and...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House Special Edition - Final Issue: 2012 Summary of New Maine Laws

We are pleased to share our Final Issue of the 2012 Summary of New Maine Laws in this special edition of Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House. You may recall that we sent you a preliminary version of our 2012...more

Capital Thinking Update - February 13, 2012

In This Issue: General Legislative On Monday, February 13, 2012, the House will meet at 1:00 p.m. in pro forma session. On Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and at 2:00 p.m. to...more

Green Building Update - October 30, 2008

In this issue: *LA implements new green building code Nov. 1st *Green Building Focus: ..Mayor's alliance and USGBC promote green schools ..Navitas Capital and Webcor form strategic green relationship *Michigan...more

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