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Federal Government Affairs

House sends US$2 trillion in Economic Aid Package to the President to sign

To respond to the coronavirus health crisis and the enormous economic downturn caused by the pandemic, the House of Representatives just now passed by voice vote the CARES Act, the US$2.2 trillion stimulus package that the Senate passed late Wednesday night by a 96-0 vote. The bill now goes to President Trump who has said […]

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the US – Latest State Updates – May 22, 2020

Georgia As of May 22nd Georgia Daily State Public Health Stats (Updated 5.22.20 at 1 p.m. ET) 41,218 confirmed cases as compared to 41,127 at 9 a.m. today 7,313 hospitalized patients as compared to 7,294 at 9 a.m. today 1,785 deaths as compared to 1,783 at 9 a.m. today. Over 427,249 tests have been administered. […]

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State Attorneys General

State AGs Tackle COVID-19 Related Issues: Some Companies Likely to Face Investigation

With the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic and the steps taken by the federal and state governments to stem its community spread, state attorneys general (AGs) are confronting new issues that have emerged as a result of the public health emergency. Deceptive Advertising: AGs are using state Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices (UDAP) statutes […]

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Local Government Solutions

Everything you need to know about Colorado’s elections

After a long-awaited night, the results of the 2018 midterm elections are in and the determination of Colorado’s state-wide leadership has been decided. The Colorado Secretary of State’s (SOS) office is reporting as of the morning of November 7,2018, that votes have been counted and the following races have been called based on majority percentages. […]

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State election and voting changes/updates

As COVID-19 spreads throughout the country, large gatherings and group activities have increasingly been altered, postponed or cancelled altogether. The voting process is no different. After several states delayed primaries, there has been continued preparation for the possibility that the 2020 presidential election season will look vastly different than normal. The Dentons team, along with […]

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Newly elected state AGs outline enforcement priorities

Eighteen new state attorneys general will take office in 2019. There will be new AGs in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawai`i, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Politically speaking, the impact of the 2018 midterm elections on the AG landscape was decidedly mixed, with […]

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Status of Executive Orders in Georgia – April 24, 2020

On March 13, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency due to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Since that time the virus has exploded in the United States leading to four federal relief bills and a litany of executive orders on the state level. Georgia, home to over 22,000 cases, is beginning to open businesses pursuant […]

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Hawaii Governor’s Economic & Community Navigator Announced

Governor David Ige today issued a Proclamation and announced Alan M. Oshima as the Hawaii Economic & Community Navigator. The newly created position in the Office of the Governor will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the Hawai`i Economic Stabilization, Recovery & Resiliency Plan, which will include three phases to recover from COVID-19: 1) Stabilization; 2) Recovery; and 3) […]

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Pa. House fails to override Gov. Wolf’s veto of bill that would’ve allowed more businesses to operate

By: Jan Murphy Hoping to get barbers, hair stylists, animal groomers and more businesses reopened, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Wednesday attempted unsuccessfully to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of a bill that he said would undermine his measured phased-in approach to bringing back the state’s economy. By a vote of 115-87, it fell short 21 votes […]

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