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Massachusetts Superior Court Holds That New HCA Law Does Not Apply Retroactively

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On June 10, 2024, Associate Justice Jeffrey Karp, of the Massachusetts Superior Court, Essex (the “Court”), issued an important—and, to many licensed cannabis businesses in Massachusetts, surprising—ruling in the case of...more

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Philadelphia Mayor’s Mandate Requiring Return to In-Person Work Prevails in Court of Common Pleas

Mayor Cherelle Parker’s mandate requiring City of Philadelphia remote workers to return to their offices took effect on July 15, 2024, following the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge’s denial of a local union’s request...more

Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

Employer Reminder: Local Minimum Wage Increases on July 1, 2024 and Current Mileage Rates

July 1st Minimum Wage Increases Each year on July 1st, a number of local municipalities and the County of Los Angeles raise their hourly minimum wage, based on changes to the consumer price index, and as required by local...more

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D.C. Office of Planning Issues Draft Ivy City and Nannie Helen Burroughs Small Area Plans

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The D.C. Office of Planning has issued a proposed new Ivy City-Small Area Plan (Draft IC-SAP), along with a proposed new Nannie Helen Burroughs Corridor-Small Area Plan (Draft NHBC-SAP), for public review and comment....more

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

U.S. Supreme Court Weighs In: Are Ordinances Used to Prohibit Homeless Encampments in Public Areas Unconstitutional?

In response to a class action suit by homeless people challenging several anti-camping ordinances in the city of Grant Pass, OR, the U.S. Supreme Court explored the contours of the Eighth Amendment (“8A”) of the U.S....more

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New Bill Requires Municipalities to Assess Affordable Housing Properties Based on Net Rental Income

The Connecticut General Assembly recently passed a bill requiring municipalities to assess properties used solely for low and moderate-income housing based on the capitalized value of their net rental income....more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

CA Supreme Court Blocks Taxpayer Protection Act from November 2024 Ballot

Constitutional limitations to raising revenue are becoming increasingly relevant for water and other governmental agencies as well as their customers and landowners in response to aging infrastructure, climate change and...more

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

Washington Expands Change Order Protections to Private Projects

In March 2024, Governor Inslee signed SSB 6192 into law. This amended RCW 39.04.360 to require timely execution of change orders on both public and private construction projects. The amended language, which went into effect...more

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Reminder - New York City ‘Workers’ Bill of Rights’ Notice Requirements Take Effect on July 1, 2024

Employers in New York City must begin distributing a new, city-created “Workers’ Bill of Rights” poster to employees and new hires on July 1, 2024....more

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City of St. Louis Making Earnings and Payroll Tax Refunds for Work From Home Compensation

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The City of St. Louis has reached an agreement with the plaintiffs in Boles v. City of St. Louis, Case Number ED 111495 in which the Collector of Revenue of the City has agreed to process refunds for Earnings Taxes paid by or...more

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Lions and Turtles and Bearded Dragons, Oh My!

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Fleming v. Zoning Bd. of Appeals of Oxford, 103 Mass. App. Ct. 1128 (2024) In Fleming, the Massachusetts Appeals Court grappled with some scaley zoning issues arising out of personal ownership of 460 reptiles. In this...more

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Water Agencies Beware Before Proceeding with Forced Municipalization

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Despite California’s record high levels of precipitation in 2023, water scarcity remains a pressing issue. Governments have turned to using the power of eminent domain to acquire investor-owned utilities in an effort to...more

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Prince William County Launches Comprehensive Plan Amendment

Prince William County in Virginia has launched a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM) initiative to incorporate recommendations from the Community Energy and Sustainability Master Plan into its comprehensive plan. The CPAM...more

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Langford Named Delaware’s New Economic Development Director

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The City of Delaware has appointed Topeka, Kansas native Nic Langford as its new economic development director, replacing Sean Hughes, who left the position in December to become Powell’s first economic development...more

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California Water Views - 2024 Outlook

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Water Agencies Beware Before Proceeding with Forced Municipalization - California’s state water system serves roughly 40 million people and irrigates nearly 10 million acres of farmland. The 2023 water year was ranked as...more

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Call to Ohio Higher Education Institutions, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations - Grant Funding Now Available

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Ohio’s Grid Resiliency Program makes $2,000,000 in grant funding available for small-scale projects including the following...more

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Be Careful what you Agree to: Municipal and Planning Agreement Enforceability and the Potential for Perpetual Impacts on...

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When are agreements entered into as part of the land use planning approval process an extension of that process, and therefore changeable through a future process, and when are they more akin to commercial contracts that will...more

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Federal Court of Appeals Rules Pennsylvania Borough’s Ordinance Regulating Political Yard Signs is Unconstitutional

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In Camp Hill Borough Republican Ass’n v. Borough of Camp Hill, 2024 U.S. App LEXIS 11300 (3rd Cir., May 9, 2024), a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit declared portions of Camp Hill...more

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Wage and Hour Traps for Massachusetts Municipalities - FLSA (Part I)

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Massachusetts municipalities have a lot on their plate. They are large and complex organizations that provide critical services to their constituents in accordance with (often strict) budgets. As cities...more

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SCOTUS Decision May Limit Municipalities’ Ability to Collect Impact Fees

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In April, the Supreme Court held in Sheetz v. County of El Dorado, California that the Takings Clause of the United States Constitution applies to legislative land-use conditions, such as impact fees. This will result in...more

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Arizona Extends Sunset of Alternative Project Delivery Methods

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In Arizona, municipalities and special taxing districts, such as community facilities districts, are required to use public procurement procedures in connection with the acquisition and construction of public infrastructure....more

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Government of Alberta Proposes Substantial Changes to Municipal Elections and Governance

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On April 25, 2024, the Government of Alberta tabled Bill 20, the Municipal Affairs Statutes Amendment Act. The bill proposes changes to two pieces of legislation concerning municipal elections and governance: the Municipal...more

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New York City Releases New Required ‘Workers’ Bill of Rights’ Poster

New York City has published an anticipated new required workplace poster on the city-created “Workers’ Bill of Rights” that is meant to inform employees of their rights at work....more

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Massachusetts Cannabis Firms Contest Alleged Misdocumentation of Community Impact Fees

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Recent developments in the Massachusetts cannabis industry, significant legislative changes, and legal actions have spotlighted the contentious issue of so-called community impact fees. These fees, which are intended to...more

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Consulting for State and Local Governments: Challenges When Serving the Municipal Client

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One of the keys to success when providing professional services is to understand your client and their business environment. Whether your company is a closely held family business, publicly traded, or a municipality,...more

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