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Federal Government Affairs

Return of Congressionally directed spending?

Several press reports indicate that Congress may return to the practice of including line items for specific projects in this year’s appropriations bills (referred to either as congressionally directed spending or earmarks) and perhaps include them in an upcoming infrastructure package. It appears that both the House and Senate leadership, the Chairs of the respective […]

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Dentons 50

US Policy Scan 2021

Dentons’ US Public Policy practice is pleased to release its annual Policy Scan, an in-depth look at policy at the Federal level and in each of the 50 states. In this document we provide a first look at the key policy questions for the next year in the states, the House of Representatives, the Senate […]

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State Attorneys General

State Attorneys General and Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices (UDAP): What to expect in the wake of COVID-19

Almost every state has its own deceptive and unfair trade practices law (UDAP), enforced by that state’s attorney general (AG). No fraud need be involved. The enforcement is civil, not criminal, but the statutory civil fines can be steep. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ceded much of the enforcement to the states. In the […]

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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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Elections

FEC Increases Contribution Limits For 2021-2022

Earlier this week, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) announced the updated federal contribution limits for the 2021-2022 election cycle as required under the Federal Election Campaign Act. The new per election and per calendar year limits are effective for the entirety of 2022 election cycle starting late last year. Below is a chart that explains […]

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Colorado

Colorado Election Results – Election results as of 12:00 a.m. MT

The Colorado Results are in! After a long-awaited night, the results of the 2020 general elections for Colorado are in and the determination of Colorado’s leadership has been decided. The Colorado Secretary of State’s (SOS) office is reporting, as of the morning of November 4, 2020, that after counting the votes the followingraces have been […]

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Georgia

Time for Ga., nation to rediscover ties that bind

Ed. note: This article was originally published in the AJC. Click here to view. As Charles Dickens wrote so eloquently, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” On Wednesday, Georgia started the day recognizing the elections of the state’s first Black and the first Jewish United States senators. As active […]

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Hawai`i

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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Pennsylvania

A business owner’s guide to Pa.’s next wave of COVID-19 relief grants

By: Charlotte Keith Help is on the way for Pennsylvania’s struggling bars, hotels, and restaurants, as $145 million in state grants becomes available this month. The aid is targeted at businesses with fewer than 300 employees that have lost at least 25% of their sales as a result of the pandemic. Priority will go to […]

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