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|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...
|As Water Flows, So Does the Reach of the Government: The Clean Water Act|
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014The great political orator Woody Allen once said, “I believe there's something out there watching over us. Unfortunately, it's the government.” In terms of the jurisdiction of the United States government over environmental conditions, a cynic like Mr. Allen has foretold the current...
|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%...
|"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...
|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.
|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...
|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...
|California Sets the Curve with New Regulations on Collection and Use of Student Data|
Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014When one thinks of the use of technology in school, often the first image that comes to mind is of students sending ill-advised Snapchats and making in-app purchases that line the pockets of the Kardashian family, rather than paying attention in geometry. As a tool for teachers, however, online...
|Federal OSHA Proposes to Take Over Enforcement of Construction Standards in Arizona|
Christopher M. Pastore; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014On August 21, 2014, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed to revoke its approval of Arizona’s state occupational health and safety plan with respect to construction. If OSHA follows through on this proposal, Arizona employers that are engaged in...