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|Carbon, Coal, and Regulatory Uncertainty: Comment Deadline is Hours Away|
Todd A. Snitchler; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
January 16, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014Today marks the filing deadline for comments on the U.S. EPA’s proposed 111(d) rule under President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Under the Clean Air Act, the proposed 111(d) rule seeks to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants. Already, more than one million comments have been...
|President Obama Uses Executive Action on Immigration Reform|
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January 16, 2015, previously published on November 21, 2014Finally making good on threatened executive action on immigration, last night, President Obama delivered the largest protection for undocumented immigrants in nearly 30 years.
|Energy Committee Pick Seen as Blow to Pelosi|
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January 16, 2015, previously published on November 21, 2014On Wednesday, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) beat out Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) for the top Democratic seat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, a public defeat for returning Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and a victory for seniority as a primary factor driving committee races.
|Voters Take a Stand on a Sugary Drink Tax and Annual Gas Tax Adjustments|
David M. Kall, Susan Millradt McGlone; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
January 10, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014On November 5, 2014, the LA Times proclaimed the City of Berkeley’s Sugary Beverages and Soda Tax, Measure D, to be a success; about 75 percent of voters backed it.
|New Reporting Requirements for Multiple Employer Retirement Plans|
Dale R. Vlasek; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014Tucked away in the provisions of The Co-Operative and Small Employer Charity Pension Flexibility Act, enacted in April 2014, was a revision to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), which adds additional reporting requirements for multiple employer pension plans.
|Has America Woken Up To the Rural Hospital Crisis?|
Shawn M. Riley; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 17, 2014A recent article in USA Today summarized many of the struggles that rural hospitals are experiencing, focusing on several hospitals in the South. The article offers no new insights, but its appearance indicates that the problems confronting rural hospitals have now entered the mainstream...
|A Rose Smells Sweeter When It's Tax Free|
Raquel A. Rodriguez; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 25, 2014, previously published on November 14, 2014A Florida appellate court has struck down Florida’s attempt to tax interstate sales of flowers by Florida-based online vendors whose only activity within Florida is the presence of an online store.
|Florida Republicans Keep Governor's Mansion, Win Supermajority in Legislature and Control All Cabinet Offices|
Raquel (Rocky) A. Rodriguez; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 25, 2014, previously published on November 14, 2014Last week's Republican victories not only flipped the U.S. Senate, but they also gave Florida Republicans a veto-proof majority in the legislature. Republicans also retained the Governor's mansion, with incumbent Governor Rick Scott beating Democrat Charlie Crist (a former Republican governor who...
|Obama Pushes Net Neutrality|
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November 22, 2014, previously published on November 14, 2014President Obama, who has supported the concept of net neutrality since he first ran for president, for the first time this week outlined a specific path for new regulations. Under his plan, the Federal Communications Commission would invoke a controversial authority to essentially treat Internet...
|Court Allows Patient to Bring Negligence Claim Using HIPAA as the Standard of Care|
Rick L. Hindmand, Rachel H. Yaffe; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 22, 2014, previously published on November 14, 2014This month, the Connecticut Supreme Court in Byrne v. Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology, P.C. held that a patient’s state law negligence claim against a health care provider for the unauthorized disclosure of the patient’s medical records was not preempted by the Health...