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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. Compressed Committee Activity - Over the next four to six weeks, the Maine legislature’s...more

NC Legislative Update: April 2017 #2

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

This Week - Lawmakers returned Wednesday after taking a recess for the Easter Holiday. A short, but hectic week ensued as Committees in both chambers worked to move a flood of bills to the floor ahead of the crossover...more

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

House and Senate Committees Release Draft Bill that Reauthorizes the User Fee Program for Biosimilars

by Goodwin on

The House and Senate Committees released a draft bill on Friday to reauthorize user fee programs for biosimilars, pharmaceuticals, generic drugs, and medical devices from 2018 to 2022. The bill states that the fees authorized...more

NC Legislative Update - March 2017 #5

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

This week - Another seemingly deliberate week at the legislature picked up the pace very quickly Wednesday afternoon, with rumors of a deal to repeal House Bill 2, North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom bill”. On...more

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: House, Senate Roll Out Transportation Funding Packages

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

With policy committee deadlines out of the way, legislators turned their attention to omnibus finance and tax bills. Finance and tax committees in both the House and Senate spent the week compiling bills, taking public...more

NC Legislative Update - March 2017 #4

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

This Week - The week began Monday evening with Gov. Cooper’s (D) State of the State address to a joint session of the North Carolina General Assembly. In his address Cooper outlined his goals for the direction in which...more

News from Second and State

Weekly Wrap - This week was the first time this year that both the House of Representatives and Senate were in session. That made for a busy few days at the Capitol. On Monday, the House and Senate Education...more

NC Legislative Update - March 2017 #3

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

The Week - Last Friday, a three-judge panel issued a split decision in the ongoing legal battle between the State’s executive and legislative branches. The panel ruled that the Senate did in fact have the authority to...more

House subcommittee to hold hearing tomorrow on CFPB’s constitutionality

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Financial Services has scheduled a hearing for tomorrow entitled “The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s Unconstitutional Design.” The memo...more

News from Second and State

Weekly Wrap - This was the third and final week of budget hearings for the House of Representatives and Senate Appropriations committees. It was a busy one, too, with four full days of presentations on everything from...more

The House’s American Health Care Act: Rearranging the ACA Furniture or Rebuilding the Room?

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On Monday, March 6, 2017, the two House committees with primary jurisdiction over matters at the core of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) each released a committee print that the committees say will, combined, become the House...more

NC Legislative Update: March 2017

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

This Week - Gov. Cooper (D) unveiled his $23.5 Billion budget proposal on Wednesday, a roughly $1 Billion or 5.1% increase over the 2016-17 budget. State Budget Director Charlie Perusse gave the Governor’s Recommended...more

US House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling Sends Letter to Janet Yellen Regarding New Rulemakings

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

US House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling and the other 33 Republican members of the Committee sent a letter to US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Chair Janet Yellen...more

North Carolina Legislative Update - February, 2017 #4

by Brooks Pierce on

Public School Funding (HB6) - The House passed HB6 this week which will create a task force to study and recommend changes to the State's school funding formula. Two amendments to increase diversity of the task force...more

Georgia Weekly Legislative Update February 2017 #2

by Dentons on

The General Assembly will enter one of the session's most turbulent weeks next week as it continues to hurtle towards Crossover Day on March 3rd. Crossover day marks the final opportunity for all legislation—except the...more

Maine's Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation

by PretiFlaherty on

Possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana for recreational purposes has now been legal in the State of Maine for three weeks. The world as we know it seems unchanged....more

Congressional Cannabis Caucus Formed To Pursue Federal Legalization and Regulation

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

On Thursday, February 16 at the U.S. Capitol, a formal bipartisan coalition of federal lawmakers launched the Congressional Cannabis Caucus to work on legislation related to marijuana legalization and regulation. The caucus...more

NC Legislative Update: February 2017 #2

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

This Week - Following a lawsuit by Gov. Roy Cooper (D), a law passed in one of last year’s December special sessions creating the Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement (BSBEEE) was put on hold. The...more

Maine 2017 solar, energy legislative proposals

by PretiFlaherty on

The 128th Maine Legislature's first session kicked off last month in Augusta. Over 2,000 legislative requests or proposed bills were submitted for the 2017 session, most of which will eventually be "printed" or released to...more

SC Public Policy Update - February 2017

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

What's New - JUDICIAL ELECTIONS - Legislators officially elected Judge George “Buck” James as the next South Carolina Supreme Court justice on Wednesday during a joint session of the General Assembly on Wednesday....more

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Committees Transition to Processing Bills - Legislative committees completed the pivot from background briefings to processing bills this week, working on topics ranging from how best to provide paid parental leave and...more

NC Legislative Update: January 2017 #2

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Nexsen Pruet is excited to welcome two former State government officials to our Public Policy Group. Former North Carolina Secretary of Commerce & former North Carolina Secretary of Environmental Quality, John Skvarla, &...more

Legal Marijuana – High on the Legislative Agenda

by PretiFlaherty on

In the wake of Question 1's passage on last November's referendum ballot in Maine, marijuana legalization must now be implemented via programs overseen by the Legislature and Executive Branch. This has led to a spate of...more

NC Legislative Update: January 2017

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

The 2017-18 Session of the North Carolina General Assembly - On Tuesday, Chief U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts issued a stay, temporarily halting an order by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of...more

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