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Application for State Funds Not A "Project" Under CEQA

In City of Irvine v. County of Orange (“City of Irvine”) (published and modified on November 22, 2013), the Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s ruling that the County of Orange’s (“County”) application...more

McAfee & Taft AgLINC - Fall 2013: The (stock) show must go on: Oklahoma Youth Expo secures court win

For nearly a century, Oklahoma City has hosted a junior livestock show each spring where youth from across the state display the best farm animals their generation has to offer in hopes of winning college scholarships and...more

European Commission revises rules for state-aid support for films

Published last week, the European Commission’s new Cinema Communication 2013 (the “Communication“) broadens the scope of activities in connection with the creation of films and other audio-visual works which may attract...more

2013 Texas Legislative Session Review

THE CURRENT ERA OF AMERICAN POLITICS IS OFTEN LAMENTED AS EXCESSIVELY PARTISAN, IDEOLOGICAL, AND RANCOROUS. And Texas politics has often held its own in those regards. But to many observers, the recently completed 2013 Texas...more

New York Regulations Limiting the Use of State Funds for Administrative Expenses and Executive Compensation Go Into Effect

Implementing Executive Order 38, which was issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo early last year, thirteen New York State agencies have released final regulations placing limits on state funds that can be used for administrative...more

Organizations Receiving Payments from New York State May be Subject to New Limits on Executive Compensation

The State of New York has enacted new regulations limiting executive compensation for covered providers of services paid for by “State funds” and “State-authorized payments.” ...more

Washington Adopts Measure to Speed Environmental Cleanups

In the space of only 36 hours, the Washington Legislature resurrected, and the governor signed into law, a bill that changes the way the Washington Model Toxics Control Act (“MTCA”) provides funding for cleanups at...more

More Cows Allowed Under CAFO Regulations

In an effort to retain its title as the country’s number one yogurt producer, New York State recently relieved dairy farmers of certain state permitting obligations....more

The Buck Stops There: Colorado Supreme Court Rules That Education Reform Depends On General Assembly

On Tuesday, May 28, the Colorado Supreme Court held in State v. Lobato that the state's public school financing scheme meets the Colorado constitution's requirement for a "thorough and uniform" funding system, thus reversing...more

Louisiana Supreme Court Declares School's Voucher Program Unconstitutional Due To Program's Funding Structure

This month, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled in favor of a number of parents and teachers’ unions in Louisiana Fed of Teachers, et al. v. State of Louisiana et al.; 2013-CA-0120 C/W, 2013-CA-0232, 2013-CA-0350, when it...more

Virginia Court Declares PPP Toll Financing Arrangement Unconstitutional

In many ways, the state of Virginia’s Public-Private Transportation Act (PPTA), which allows new, innovative methods of financing from private sources to supplement state funding and public debt financing, has been a model...more

Court of Appeal Narrowly Reads School Bond Measure Language In Siding with Taxpayer Group’s Challenge To High School Stadium...

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

CTC Approves Nearly $1 Billion in Funding Local Transportation Projects

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) recently announced the award of $878 million to fund 114 transportation projects. ...more

Governor’s Proposal Could Give Ohio State Funded Employers Two Billion Dollars

Governor Kasich has proposed what could result in a refund of a full-year of premiums to Ohio employers over the next two years. Specifically, he has proposed a $1 billion rebate for the policy year beginning on July 1, 2011...more

REGULATORY: International Trade: China Issues Guidelines for the Development of Energy Sector

To ensure a healthy development of its economy, on January 23, 2013, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China announced a long-awaited Energy Development 12th Five Year Plan, one of 18 national-level key...more

China Issues Guidelines For The Development Of Energy Sector

To ensure a healthy development of the economy, on January 23, 2013, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China announced the long-awaited Energy Development 12th Five Year Plan, one of the 18 national-level key...more

PA Governor Proposes Corporate Tax Cuts & Fuel Tax Increases

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has proposed significant corporate tax cuts and fuel tax increases as part of his proposed 2013-14 budget, presented on February 5th. The General Fund budget would be increased by 2.4%, to...more

Department of Finance Releases Local Control Funding Formula

The Department of Finance released a long-awaited table today that shows how each K-12 District fares in Governor Jerry Brown’s new plan, aptly labeled Local Control Funding Formula, to direct more money to schools with...more

Florida Department of Transportation Sets Date for I-4 Industry Forum

The Florida Department of Transportation has scheduled an industry forum for the I-4 Ultimate Project. The forum will be held on March 4, 2013 to introduce this $2 billion+ Orlando-area project. The project will add two...more

Revised New York Regulations Limit Use of State Funds for Administration Expenses and Executive Compensation by Service Providers...

Implementing Executive Order 38 issued by Governor Cuomo early in 2012, thirteen New York State agencies have now released revised regulations placing a limit on the funds that can be used for administrative expenses and...more

Texas Department of Transportation Has Reached Tentative Deal to Expand I-35W

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has reached a tentative, $1.6 billion deal with a private developer to expand Interstate 35W in north Fort Worth. According to a report released by TxDOT in late August, the...more

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