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California Passes the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Cleaning Product Right to Know Act makes California the first state to require ingredient labeling both on product labels and online for consumer cleaning products....more

Religious Institutions Update: February 2017

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Timely Topics - A draft executive order of President Donald Trump relating to religious freedom proposes several material changes to federal law. First, it would require the executive branches to recognize a broad scope...more

Ohio Legislature Concludes 131st General Assembly in Marathon Session Lasting Until 3:30 AM Last Friday

by Roetzel & Andress on

After a whirlwind final week of the lame duck session, where the Legislature passed various, often times emotion-evoking measures (including gun rights, abortion, unemployment compensation fund changes, municipal minimum wage...more

Voters Overwhelmingly Approve ‘Build Better LA’ Initiative Resulting in New Affordable Housing and Local Hiring Requirements For...

Voters this week approved Measure JJJ, otherwise known as the Build Better L.A. initiative (the “Initiative”), which establishes new labor and affordable-housing requirements for developers in Los Angeles seeking...more

Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: April 28, June 23, June 30 and July 22, 2016

by Sands Anderson PC on

The Virginia Supreme Court issued a number of opinions this Spring and Summer in recent terms. Its work resulted in several opinions affecting Virginia local (and state) government law, in the areas of Virginia...more

2015-2016 Massachusetts Legislative Session Ends

After a mad scramble to take action before their midnight deadline, Massachusetts lawmakers closed the 20152016 legislative session by passing five of the “Big Six” bills on their agenda. Beacon Hill saw a flurry of activity...more

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. Budget, Minimum Wage Bill and Bond Negotiations Continue As Statutory Adjournment Looms - As...more

Beyond the Bathroom: North Carolina’s H.B. 2 Also Flushes Local Employee Protections

by K&L Gates LLP on

The recent enactment of North Carolina’s H.B. 2, known as the “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act” (the “Act”) has received widespread attention for its controversial restrictions on the use of certain...more

Land Use Advisory: The Build Better LA Initiative—More Affordable Housing and Labor Agreements?

by Alston & Bird on

As you may have learned from the news, a coalition of labor and affordable housing advocates recently announced it may seek to place the “Build Better LA Initiative” (“labor initiative”) on the City of Los Angeles ballot in...more

News from the Vermont Statehouse - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Support has begun to gel in the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee around a bill that would clarify the status of independent contractors. Many businesses, particularly in the construction industry, have been...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The North Carolina General Assembly returned to Raleigh from a 10-day recess on Monday, July 13. House and Senate members have not yet come to a compromise regarding their very distinct budget proposals. However, last week...more

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. Legislature Adjourns “sine die” As the final gavels in the Maine House and Senate came down around...more

Gaming Legal News: Volume 8, Number 8

by Dickinson Wright on

The Dance Known as “Texas Two Step” - The two-step is a partner dance, consisting of a “leader” (traditionally a man) and a “follower” (traditionally a woman). The leader determines the movements and patterns of the...more

New Laws Affecting Public Agencies in California

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

A Recap of BB&K Legal Alerts & Articles - During the 2013 legislative session, Gov. Brown signed into law new legislation affecting California public agencies, most of which will go into effect in less than six weeks....more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House 8.10.12

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. In This Issue: Commissioner of Labor Resigns, Governor Nominates Replacement; New Land Use...more

LAW AND ECONOMICS OF REGULATING LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES

by Neal Robbins on

The states are engaging in fierce competition amongst themselves to keep and attract business and industry. Economic development incentives (“EDI”), which include tax breaks and other economic incentives not generally...more

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