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|Ontario Government Has Reintroduced the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014|
Meghan Lindo; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014On March 24, 2014, the Ontario government introduced Bill 179 which, if passed, would give the government the authority to establish new “compensation frameworks” for certain senior public sector executives and implement new accountability and transparency measures for the broader...
|Government Fees for Immigration Services Increased|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014Higher government fees have been implemented for the processing of several immigration applications, according to the Indonesian Directorate General of Immigration. The changes took effect on July 3, 2014.
|U.S. House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Shipping of U.S. LNG Exports|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing this week on the status of the U.S. Merchant Marine. The hearing focused on H.R. 5270, the bipartisan “Growing American Shipping Act” or GAS Act, which would promote the export...
|Planned Parenthood Ruling Deepens Current Split in the Circuits Regarding the Level of Specificity Required in FCA Cases|
Victoria H. Buter, Edward M. Fox, Thomas J. Kenny; Kutak Rock LLP;
September 16, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014In the recent case of United States ex rel. Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, No. 13 1654, 2014 WL 4251603 (8th Cir. Aug. 29, 2014), the Eighth Circuit deepened the current split in the circuits regarding the level of specificity required in a False Claim Act (FCA) case, making it...
|"Pay To Play" Rule Proposed for Municipal Advisors|
J. Andrew Gipson; Jones Walker LLP;
September 16, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014On August 18, 2014, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board ("MSRB") issued a request for comment on proposed rule amendments expanding application of Rule G-37, its "pay to play" rule, to municipal advisors and municipal advisor third-party solicitors. The request for comment...
|Affordable Housing Update: Governor Christie Conditionally Vetoes Non-Residential Development Fee Moratorium|
Meryl A.G. Gonchar; Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP;
September 16, 2014, previously published on September 2014In the latest legislative development to impact New Jersey’s affordable housing landscape, Governor Christie has conditionally vetoed A1907/S1011, proposed legislation which would have retroactively reinstated and extended, until January 1, 2015, the moratorium on payment of the 2.5%...
|Obama doesn't act on Immigration|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
September 15, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014President Barack Obama had promised he would take executive action on immigration when Congress returned from the August recess. However, the President reversed course and announced he wouldn't take any executive action until after the November midterms.
|Stormwater Management Services That Provide a Water Supply Source May Be Funded With Water Service|
Kelly J. Salt; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
September 15, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014Assembly Bill 2403 amends the definition of “water” contained in the Proposition 218 Omnibus Implementation Act to “include improvements for producing, storing, supplying, treating, or distributing water from any source.” This legislation is intended to clarify that fees...
|Virtual Currency - New York State Extends Comment Deadline on BitLicense Proposal|
Michael A. Berlin, Carl A. Fornaris, William B. Mack, Jamey L. Tesler; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 15, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014On August 21, 2014, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) agreed to double the length of the open-comment period for its proposed virtual currency regulatory framework, extending the period another 45 days, to October, 21, 2014.
|House GOP CR would extend Ex-Im bank|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
September 15, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled details of a stopgap spending bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 11. The temporary solution includes money to fight the Ebola outbreak, reauthorizes the controversial Export-Import Bank through the end of June 2015, and extends the moratorium on...