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Federal Government Affairs

SECTION BY SECTION REVIEW OF COVID RELIEF BILL

Last night, the US Senate passed what is being dubbed as the Phase 3 COVID-19 Emergency Economic Relief Package. It provides over $2.2 trillion in financial assistance to public and private entities. The Senate has now adjourned until April 20 and the House is scheduled to take up the bill and pass it by a voice vote […]

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the US – Latest State Updates – April 8, 2020

Arkansas As of April 8th The Arkansas General Assembly convened today at noon for the 2020 fiscal session.  Connecticut As of April 8th Data updates on testing in Connecticut Since yesterday’s update, an additional 875 Connecticut residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 7,781. To date, more than 29,036 tests have been conducted in Connecticut among […]

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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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Elections

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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Colorado

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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Georgia

Georgia COVID-19 Update

Introduction As of April 2nd 2020 the State of Georgia has 5,444 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and has suffered 176 deaths. Yesterday, Governor Kemp issued a state-wide stay at home order via Executive Order to Ensure a Safe and Healthy Georgia. This most recent executive order rescinds and replaces the executive order issued on March […]

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Hawai`i

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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Pennsylvania

COVID-19 could change the face of commercial real estate in Pittsburgh

By Mark Belko As offices empty out and social distancing becomes the norm, the COVID-19 pandemic could bring big changes to the commercial real estate market. With so many people now working from home, some local real estate experts believe the new norm could prompt companies to re-evaluate the need for all of that office […]

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