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See You In Court! – September 2017

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

The ongoing State budget stalemate has many public officials in Nutmeg on edge. “How can we give the Board of Education money when we don’t even know whether and when the State will give us our ECS funds?” asked Seymour...more

NC Legislative Update: End of Session Wrap

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

2017 Session - After 23 weeks of session, lawmakers adjourned the 2017 long session of the North Carolina General Assembly on June 30th. The Adjournment Resolution passed by both bodies reconvenes the legislature on...more

See You In Court! – May 2017

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

As Chair of the Finance Committee of the Nutmeg Board of Education, new Board member Penny Pincher is deeply concerned about the budget next year. Given the uncertainties regarding state funding, Seymour Dollars, venerable...more

New York State lawmakers pass final budget

by Dentons on

The weekend of April 9 saw the passage of the New York State budget after the state Assembly and Senate, respectively, closed out Saturday and Sunday legislative sessions at the state Capitol in Albany. The final passage...more

See You In Court! - April 2017

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

The Nutmeg Board of Education was frustrated and dismayed this budget season by the need to cut programs and reduce costs. However, given various warnings from Seymour Dollars, the irascible Chairperson of the Nutmeg Board of...more

Connecticut Court Orders Major Overhaul of Primary and Secondary Education Policies

by Stinson Leonard Street on

On September 7, 2016, a Connecticut trial court in Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding, Inc. v. Rell, ordered the state to implement major reforms to its education policies. More than a decade ago, a...more

The Aftermath Of The CCJEF Ruling: What Is Next For Public Education In Connecticut?

On September 7, 2016, Superior Court Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher issued a lengthy decision in Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding v. Rell. As its name would suggest, this case involved a challenge to...more

First of Two Constitutional Conventions on Millionaire Surtax Was a Doozy

by PretiFlaherty on

It was one of the more fascinating events to occur at the State House in a long time, this joint session on Wednesday afternoon, May 18, of the House of Representatives and Senate, or constitutional convention as it’s called...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 and Governor Reach Compromise to Pass Full Tax Conformity and Provide Additional...more

See You In Court – March 2016

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Now that the budget for next year was finally completed and submitted to the Town, the Nutmeg Board of Education turned its attention to the current year’s budget. Board member Red Cent had been poring over the monthly...more

What Can Schools Expect from the 2016 Connecticut General Assembly Session?

On February 3, 2016, the 2016 session of the Connecticut General Assembly began. Adjournment is scheduled for May 4, 2016. One can assume that a plethora of proposed bills affecting Connecticut school districts will be...more

News from the Vermont Statehouse - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team - January 2016 #2

Paid Sick Leave Bill Appears on Track for Passage - The Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee on Thursday approved its version of a House-passed bill, H.187, that would require many Vermont...more

NC Legislative Update for August 2015 #4

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

This Week - Lawmakers passed the third Continuing Resolution (CR) of the session, House Bill 18. The temporary spending measure will keep government functioning until September 18th, while budget negotiators attempt to...more

Minnesota Session Ends With Governor Threatening Veto

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The Minnesota legislature concluded its business last evening with Governor Mark Dayton threatening to veto a $17 billion public education funding bill – a threat he carried through with earlier today. The governor issued the...more

Week in Review - April 2015 #2

Minnesota legislators resumed the 2015 session Tuesday with a full plate and six weeks remaining. Gov. Mark Dayton’s ambitious education and transportation spending proposals face serious challenges from the radically...more

South Carolina Legislative Update

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Narrow medical marijuana approval possible in SC, H. 4803/S. 1035 - While a broad medical marijuana bill withered and died in the state legislature this session, bills allowing a more specific use of a medical...more

South Carolina Legislative Update - May 2014

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

“Crossover” Complete - The General Assembly’s May 1 “crossover” deadline requires bills to move from one legislative body to the other or require a two-thirds vote for consideration in the receiving chamber for bills...more

Alabama Legislative Update—Rounding the Corner in the Last Lap: An Update on Pending and Recently Enacted Tax Legislation

The 2014 regular session of the Alabama legislature has been underway for over two months and is nearing its end. The legislature is off this week for Spring Break, then returns on Tuesday, April 1, for three final meeting...more

South Carolina Legislative Update - December 30, 2013

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Below is a brief update regarding the membership of the South Carolina General Assembly, major issues for 2014 and highlights from the December prefiles for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to review our...more

New State Law prohibits Use of “AlertNow” and Other Automated Notification Systems to Communicate the Date, Time and Location of...

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

As of July 1, 2013 Boards of Education will no longer be allowed to use their AlertNow, e-mail, texting or other automated notification systems to notify parents or guardians of the time, date and location of budget...more

School Districts Cannot Spend Bond Money on Projects Not Disclosed to Voters - School Bonds with 55 Percent Vote Threshold Must...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The Fourth District Court of Appeal recently upheld a challenge to a school district’s spending voter-approved bond proceeds for field lighting at a high school stadium because the ballot proposition did not specifically list...more

Alabama Legislative Update – Week 8: Burning The Midnight Oil

by Baker Donelson on

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

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