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BP Employee Gains Dismissal on ‘False Statement’ Charge

When is a committee not a committee? When it is a subcommittee. More than just a punchline, this is one of the key facts that led a U.S. district judge recently to dismiss charges against an employee of British...more

Minnesota Legislative Interim Activities

The Minnesota Legislature has an unusually long interim period between sessions this time around. The 2013 session ended on May 20th and the 2014 session is set to convene on February 25, 2014 – more than nine months later....more

Alabama Legislative Update – Week 11: As Deadline Nears, Action Increases in Both Senate and House

Momentum is growing in the legislature as the clock ticks toward adjournment. Emotions ran high as legislators worked well into the night during a demanding three-day legislative week. While several significant pieces of...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

Government Relations And Lobbying Insight - 2013 Minnesota Legislative Session: A Summary Of What's Happened, A Preview Of What's...

The Minnesota Legislature reconvened this past Tuesday after a weeklong break. Committees have taken to task assembling omnibus bills to meet the third committee deadline of April 19. This deadline was set in January for...more

2013 Legislative Session: Minimum Wage, Captive Audience and an Employer’s Bill of Rights

The Connecticut General Assembly is back at work so it’s time to take a quick peek to see what’s percolating. The Connecticut Business and Industry Association highlighted the “captive audience” bill as bill that is...more

Minnesota Committee Deadlines Announced

On Friday, the Minnesota House and Senate DFL leadership announced the committee deadlines and timeline for the remainder of the 2013 session. Those deadlines and other major dates for the 2013 session are as follows...more

Under the Dome: Inside The Maine State House 1-18-13

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House is a weekly update that provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. If you would like more specific information regarding an item in this newsletter...more

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