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South Carolina Legislative Update - December 30, 2013

Below is a brief update regarding the membership of the South Carolina General Assembly, major issues for 2014 and highlights from the December prefiles for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to review our...more

By The Book - August 2013: False Claims Act and Education Funds Lost to Fraud

While enforcement of the False Claims Act has traditionally been focused on the health care industry, universities and for-profit educational institutions have been increasingly targeted, typically based on representations...more

By The Book - August 2013

In This Issue: - Clery Act Update and the Campus SaVE Act - The National Labor Relations Board’s Jurisdiction Over Religious Colleges and Universities - New York State Creates New Growth Opportunities for...more

Chicago School Closings Update

The injunction hearing regarding the closings of around 50 Chicago Public Schools began Tuesday July 16 and continued through Friday July 19, 2013. ...more

UPDATE: School District’s Share Of Diverted ERAF Revenue Must Be Included When Calculating Its Property Allocation Base

A superior court required a county to include in its calculation of a school district’s property tax allocation base the property tax revenue that the school district actually received from local Educational Revenue...more

New State Law prohibits Use of “AlertNow” and Other Automated Notification Systems to Communicate the Date, Time and Location of...

As of July 1, 2013 Boards of Education will no longer be allowed to use their AlertNow, e-mail, texting or other automated notification systems to notify parents or guardians of the time, date and location of budget...more

Court Prohibits Bond Expenditure on Stadium Lighting Because Lighting Was Not Specifically Listed as Contemplated Project

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

Gov. Brown Proposes Boost To Education Funding

Governor Brown's proposed budget, released today, includes a much needed boost to spending on public education. ...more

School Districts Cannot Spend Bond Money on Projects Not Disclosed to Voters - School Bonds with 55 Percent Vote Threshold Must...

The Fourth District Court of Appeal recently upheld a challenge to a school district’s spending voter-approved bond proceeds for field lighting at a high school stadium because the ballot proposition did not specifically list...more

President Obama’s FY 2014 Budget Proposal - Analysis Related To Administration Funding And Policy Priorities

INTRODUCTION - On April 10th, President Obama submitted his FY 2014 Budget Proposal to Congress. In the normal course of events, the President would have unveiled his spending plan in early February as required by law....more

Alabama Legislative Update – Week 8: Burning The Midnight Oil

When lawmakers returned on April 2 for the second half of the 2013 Regular Session, the 16th legislative day resulted in one of the longest of the year, with both houses adjourning close to midnight and then putting in long...more

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