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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Navigating The Cyber Maze – Hacking, Compliance and Legislation

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Privacy

By Doug Farry With the policy debates surrounding cybersecurity heating up and legislation currently making its way through Congress, it is vitally important that businesses stay current on a number of high priority issues that can affect their operations, including data privacy, data security and related liabilities. To that end, we’re hosting an event in Los Angeles… Continue Reading

Secretary Salazar Defends Administration’s Energy Track Record, Urges Congressional Action

Posted in Energy Policy

By Andrew Shaw Today, at a luncheon hosted by the New Democrat Network (NDN), Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar offered a strong defense of the Obama Administration’s record on energy policy. The timing of Secretary Salazar’s speech was not lost on the audience.  For instance, The Hill reporter Ben Geman asked Secretary Salazar why… Continue Reading

Weekly Health Policy Update: Deficit Reduction Plan, CMS Bidding Program, and “Unreasonable” Rate Increases

Posted in Health Policy

By Cindy Gillespie Each week, our Health Policy team recaps recent health care developments in two reports, Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up and Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States. Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up. Click here for our weekly look at regulatory developments affecting health care at the federal and state level. In this week’s edition, we take a look… Continue Reading

Campaign Finance Update: FEC Defends Ban on Contributions from Government Contractors

Posted in Campaign Finance, Political Law

By Mason Smith and David Fine On Monday, Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion for preliminary injunction challenging a 70-year old federal ban on campaign contributions from government contractors in Wagner v. FEC, No. 11-cv-1841. Key to the 26-page opinion was the judge’s finding that the three… Continue Reading

Governors’ Annual State of the State Addresses: Job Creation and Education Among The Top Issues

Posted in Governors

By Rollin Downs Yesterday, the National Governors Association (NGA) released its summary of the nation’s Governors’ annual State of the State addresses covering the major issues of focus by governors in 47 states and territories. Clearly, job creation and competitiveness sit atop most gubernatorial agendas. As the report indicates, “although no governors were enthusiastic about the revenue… Continue Reading

Weekly Health Policy Update: Medicare Advantage Rates, CO-OPs, and Exchange Supporting States

Posted in Health Policy

By Cindy Gillespie Each week, our Health Policy team recaps recent health care developments in two reports, Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up and Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States. Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up. Click here for our weekly look at regulatory developments affecting health care at the federal and state level. In this week’s edition, the Centers for Medicare… Continue Reading

DOHA is Dead. Long Live DOHA.

Posted in Trade

By Scotty Greenwood This morning, when many in Washington, DC were on spring break or otherwise off to make Easter or Passover plans, the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted its annual “Conversation with Former U.S. Trade Representatives.” John Hamre, President of CSIS, joked that he thought nobody would show up on such a… Continue Reading

Weekly Health Policy Update: Supreme Court ACA Consideration, CMS Innovation Challenge Grants, and Ryan Budget Approval

Posted in Health Policy

By Cindy Gillespie Each week, our Health Policy team recaps recent health care developments in two reports, Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up and Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States. Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up. Click here for our weekly look at regulatory developments affecting health care at the federal and state level. In this week’s edition, we take… Continue Reading