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2018 Final Legislative Update Home - DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team Final Analysis

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Promising a veto of the just-passed budget and tax bills, Gov. Phil Scott has called lawmakers back to the Statehouse for a planned three-day Special Session starting May 23....more

North Carolina Legislative Update - May, 2018

by Brooks Pierce on

May is a busy month for elections and government in North Carolina. Primary elections were held for certain federal, state and local offices on May 8th and Legislators return to Raleigh on May 16th for their 2018 session....more

Iowa Legislature Passes Kill-Quill Bill

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

On May 5, 2018, the Iowa Legislature passed Senate File 2417. It is the most significant Iowa income tax cut bill in recent memory and substantially lowers individual Iowa income tax rates. It conforms to many provisions of...more

Empire State Update: New York State’s and New York City’s Expansive New Sexual Harassment Laws

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed into law the 2018–2019 New York State budget, which includes components aimed at combating sexual harassment in the workplace that impose significant new obligations on private...more

Governor Cuomo Announces Consolidated Funding Application Round

by Harris Beach PLLC on

Governor Cuomo has announced the 2018 funding round for the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). Round VIII winners are expected to share in $750 million in state economic development funds. Eligible applicants include...more

Minnesota Legislative Update: House Tax Bill Proposal Tackles TCJA Conformity

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

With three weeks left of session, lawmakers have picked up the pace to get their work done. On Thursday, the Senate passed their supplemental budget bill off the Senate Floor and the House passed the education portion of...more

New York Passes Anti-Sexual Harassment Measures: What All Employers Must Know

On April 12, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York state budget into law. Beyond the dollars and cents associated with a typical budget bill, the legislation included new requirements for private and public...more

#MeToo Mobilizes State Legislatures, Creates New Training Obligations For Employers

On April 12, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the 2019 budget for the State of New York (the “Budget”) which dramatically changed the landscape of obligations which New York employers are to their employees. Beyond...more

Sexual Harassment Legislation Imposes New Employer Obligations

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

New York’s FY 2019 Executive Budget includes new legislation aimed at combatting sexual harassment in the workplace. According to the Governor, the legislation purports to be the “most comprehensive anti-sexual harassment...more

New York State Enacts Sweeping Sexual Harassment Laws

by Epstein Becker & Green on

The 2018-2019 New York State Budget (“Budget”), which was enacted on April 12, 2018, includes several new state laws concerning sexual harassment in the workplace that will affect both public and private employers. (For those...more

Iowa Statehouse Report - Week 15

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

This week was the scheduled end of the 2018 General Assembly. However, the Governor and leaders in both chambers have much work to do to agree upon and finalize a tax reform package and the 2019 budget before they can adjourn...more

Governor Cuomo Signs 2019 Budget Bill With Significant Provisions Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims

On April 12, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York State 2019 Budget Bill (the “Budget”), which contains, among other things, provisions: • Requiring employers to adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy that...more

The Broadest Impact:  2018-19 New York State Managed Care Budget Highlights

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

This, the last of our posts on the 2018-19 New York State Health Budget (the “Enacted Budget”), focuses on an area of healthcare that has perhaps the broadest impact of the sector as a whole — managed care. ...more

Minnesota Legislative Update: Opioid Crisis Top of Mind as Third Committee Deadline Nears

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Minnesota Legislature, returning from Easter/Passover break, turned its attention to assembling omnibus supplemental budgets. With the third committee deadline approaching, the Legislature has one week to assemble these...more

Minnesota House Republicans Announce Updated Budget Targets

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Last week, the House of Representatives Republican majority announced their budget targets for the 2018 legislative session. In February the Minnesota Management and Budget projected the state to have a $329 million surplus. ...more

Governor Cuomo Signs New York State Budget Anti-Harassment Provisions Into Law

On April 12, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State budget, which, as we previously reported, includes several significant measures directed at both private and government employers regarding...more

The New York State Budget: New Tax Code and Record Funding for Education

by Harris Beach PLLC on

The recent passage of the state’s budget, which took effect on April 1, 2018, aims to provide relief to the middle class to combat the change in federal tax law. New York is making a concerted effort to protect...more

Small Issues with Big Impacts:  2018-19 New York State Hospital Budget Highlights

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

There are probably few in the healthcare community in New York State who would disagree that, among provider types, hospitals have typically received the most attention from policymakers....more

New York’s Budget Bill Creates New and Significant Obligations for Employers

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

Through the FY 2019 budget bill, New York’s lawmakers have taken on the headline-grabbing issues of sexual harassment in the workplace, mandatory arbitration, confidentiality, and the use of taxpayer funds to compensate...more

A Renewed Focus: 2018-19 New York State Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Budget Highlights

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Since the beginning of the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo, there has been a strong emphasis on reform of the acute, primary, and long term care systems, and, particularly with the recent focus on the opioid crisis,...more

Report on Executive Budget

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On March 30th, Governor Cuomo announced that New York lawmakers passed the $168.3 billion FY 2019 Budget (the “Final Bill”). ...more

State Budget Bill Amends Laws on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

by Harris Beach PLLC on

Early on Saturday, March 31, 2018, the New York State Legislature passed a budget bill that includes several changes and additions to workplace sexual harassment law. Governor Andrew Cuomo applauded the measure as the...more

New York State Responds to Federal Tax Reform

On March 30, 2018, the New York Legislature passed the 2018–2019 Budget Bill (SB. 7509-C/A 9509-C) (Budget Bill), which addresses several provisions of the newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (P.L. 115-97) (TCJA) and...more

State Legislature finalizes FY 2019 budget

by Dentons on

In the early hours of Saturday morning, March 31, New York legislators passed the final budget bills, marking the end of the budget process for the 2018 legislative session. This year's budget was a marked change from...more

Iowa Statehouse Report - Week 13

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

This week, work continued behind the scenes on budget and tax plans as the Senate and House continue crafting the 2019 budget and try to adjourn by April 17, the 100th day of session. One of the factors now being considered...more

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