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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Weekly Health Policy Update: Details Released on ACA Uninsured Penalties

Posted in Health Policy

By Elizabeth Carpenter 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 is our weekly look at regulatory developments affecting health care at the federal and state level. Last week, the House Committee on Energy and… Continue Reading

Cybersecurity heating up again

Posted in Cybersecurity

By Dan Caprio In a Senate Homeland Security Government Affairs Committee hearing yesterday, DHS Secretary Napolitano confirmed that an administration executive order covering  power plants, electric grid and other critical infrastructure is “close to completion.” On Wednesday, Senator Jay Rockefeller sent a letter to the Fortune 500, which included Google Inc., Apple Inc., AT&T Inc.,… Continue Reading

State Attorneys General: 2012 Election Preview

Posted in 2012 Elections, Attorneys General

By Thurbert Baker and Jane Moffat MLA’s National State Attorneys General Practice is pleased to share the following thoughts and predictions about what to expect across the country in the upcoming November State Attorney General elections. Last year, we saw statewide elections of Attorneys General (AGs) in three states. Kentucky and Mississippi reelected Democratic AGs last… Continue Reading

Campaign Finance Update: Disclosure by Ad-Running Political Groups Continues to be Hotly Debated

Posted in Campaign Finance, Political Law

By Stefan Passantino As the 2012 election season heats up, outside advocacy groups are experiencing considerable influence over federal, state, and local elections. Some say that the collective influence of advocacy by Super PACs and other tax-exempt entities in favor of and against candidates is equal to, or exceeds, that of the candidates and the parties… Continue Reading

Weekly Health Policy Update: White House Released Sequestration Report

Posted in Health Policy

By Elizabeth Carpenter 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 is our weekly look at regulatory developments affecting health care at the federal and state level. Late last week, White House released its sequestration… Continue Reading