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Are These Trips Truly “Mission Critical”?

Last September, I wrote to CalPERS’ Chief Executive Officer to express my concern about travel by CalPERS’ executives. I noted that Governor Brown had issued Executive Order B-06-011 banning both in-state and out-of-state...more

Minnesota Legislature Grants Independent Child Care And Home Care Health Workers The Right To Unionize As “State Employees”

Capping a tumultuous session, the 88th Minnesota legislature, on the final day of the 2013 session, passed a bill, S.F. 778, which was long sought by labor unions because it would give them the right to organize private...more

Alabama Legislative Update: Alabama Legislature Begins 2013 Regular Session

On February 5, the Alabama Legislature convened its 2013 Regular Session before listening as Governor Robert Bentley delivered his third State of the State address to a joint session. Over the next two days, legislative...more

Argument Report: Is the State Required to Pay The Legal Fees of an Elected Official Sued for His or Her Official Actions?

If a state elected official is sued for his or her official actions, may the Attorney General refuse to defend the official based solely on the allegations of the complaint? That's the question the Supreme Court debated...more

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