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Governor Baker Announces Mid-Year Budget Cuts, Draws Rebuke from Legislature

On Tuesday, December 6, Governor Charlie Baker, under his Section 9C authority, ordered $98 million in mid-year cuts from the $39.25 billion FY17 state budget. The administration has warned of budget imbalances for months and...more

Part 2: Implications of a Partial Obamacare Repeal

In Part I of our blog series, Very Opaque to Slightly Transparent: Shedding Light on the Future of Healthcare, we discussed what the healthcare landscape looked like before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), how the law emerged...more

NC Legislative Update: December 2016

A lot has happened since the November 8th election in North Carolina. In the 28 days since the election: a federal court ruled that the General Assembly must redraw its districts by March 15th and hold a special election in...more

2017 U.S. Congressional Calendar

The K&L Gates Public Policy and Law group is pleased to provide you with our 2017 U.S. Congressional Calendar. The calendar is a compilation of the House and Senate schedules in a color-coded format showing periods when...more

Government Affairs Insights: Ten Things You Should Know About the 2017 Session of the Connecticut General Assembly

Politically, the Connecticut legislature will be moving in unchartered waters. Not since 1893 has there been an even split for parties in the State Senate. With 18 Democrats and 18 Republicans, party leaders will be forced to...more

The Potential Impact Of The Congressional Review Act On New Employment Regulations In Light Of The Recent Election

The Obama administration has finalized a number of employment-related regulations over the past few months, including rules on overtime, worker benefits, paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors, and union...more

Minnesota Legislative Update: Budget Forecast

With the 2017 Minnesota Legislative Session approaching, we wanted to send a quick update on the recent budget and economic forecast. Budget Forecast On Friday, December 2, Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB)...more

House and Senate Schedules for 2017 Reveal an Increased Workload for Lawmakers

As the second session of the 114th Congress comes to a close, the House and Senate are busy preparing for the first session of the 115th Congress, which will convene on January 3, 2017. The House will be in session for 145...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Legislature Will Convene Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - The First Regular Session of the 128th...more

Unified Republican Government Likely to Ax Dozens of Regulations

Next year will mark the first time in over a decade that Republicans will control both chambers of Congress and the White House. This has generated tremendous interest around the Congressional Review Act (CRA)—a rarely used...more

Data Breach Notification Laws: What to consider

Although Congress has attempted to agree on federal data breach notification legislation, there is no national data breach notification law that applies to most companies. Instead, 47 states, plus the District of Columbia,...more

UK construction industry news: our contracts, industry and regulatory round-up

Our construction news round-up includes our pick of industry news from the last three or four months as well as a range of contractual and regulatory issues that affect UK construction businesses....more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

After months of debate and partisan wrangling, the House on Wednesday voted 392-26 to pass the “21st Century Cures” bill designed to accelerate the development of new drugs and medical devices as well as increase federal...more

10 Things You Need to Know About Health Care Bankruptcies in 2017

The coming year will likely continue to be a tumultuous year for health care providers, suppliers, and payers, as they adapt to meet new challenges and market forces, particularly in light of the open questions as to the...more

Data Breach Notification In the EU: A Comparison of US and Soon-To-Be EU Law

In the United States Congress has repeatedly attempted, but failed, to agree on federal data breach notification legislation. As a result, there is no single federal statute that imposes a breach notification obligation on...more

Washington, D.C. Update – November 2016

Defying all prognostications and polling, Donald J. Trump is President-elect of the United States. Fueled by his surprising strength in the industrial Midwest, Donald Trump was able to capture states that had voted Democrat...more

U.S.-Russia Business Climate Likely to Change Under Trump Presidency

Donald Trump’s election has the potential to significantly reshape U.S.-Russia relations, but whether any change occurs will depend largely on his willingness to offer Russia a clean slate and whether the U.S. Congress...more

CLIENT ALERT: Implementation of FLSA Overtime Rule on Hold: Delaware Law Firm

A Texas court issued a nationwide injunction yesterday, prohibiting enforcement of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule redefining salaried, exempt employees. The rule was set to go into effect on December 1. ...more

Rebuilding Trust in Business

Our research is based on interviews with elite respondents in business, politics and the media. it therefore provides insights into how the elite views the problem of declining public trust in business, and provides a forum...more

Replacing The Affordable Care Act: A Reality Infusion

During the course of his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump repeatedly promised to repeal and replace President Obama's signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Certainly the Republican Party's continuing...more

Republican Congressional Leader Promises Changes to ACA, Medicare in 2017

On November 17, 2016, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) provided some insights on the major changes Republicans plan to make to the Affordable Care Act and Medicare in 2017. The remarks come on the heels...more

Tennessee Government Update

Tennessee House Republican Caucus - Late yesterday afternoon, the House Republican Caucus met to choose its officers for the upcoming 110th General Assembly. Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) fended off a challenge from...more

The New Political Landscape’s Impact on Health Care Investing: 10 Takeaways from the Epstein Becker Green and Jefferies...

The day after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Epstein Becker Green, in conjunction with Jefferies LLC, hosted “The Ballots Are Counted: How the New Political Landscape Will Shape Health Care Investing.” The event was...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Senate Caucuses and Leadership Set - With all Senate election results confirmed, the...more

Tunisia – New Investment Law

Prior to the "Tunisia 2020" conference on development and investment which will take place in Tunis at the end of this month, the Tunisian legislature adopted law n°71-2016 dated 30 September 2016, ("Loi sur l’Investissement...more

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