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  • New York lawmakers approve two bills in efforts to reveal Trump state tax return 23 May 2019
    The New York State Assembly passed two bills Wednesday in efforts to obtain access to President Donald Trump’s state tax returns. The main bill, which would require New York lawmakers to release state tax returns to certain Congressional committees passed both chambers of the New York legislature on Wednesday. The complimentary bill focuses on the […]
  • Washington governor signs ‘sanctuary state’ legislation into law 23 May 2019
    Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation Wednesday that makes Washington a so-called “sanctuary state.” Senate Bill 5497 is described as “relating to establishing a statewide policy supporting Washington state’s economy and immigrants’ role in the workplace.” It codifies Inslee’s previous February 2017 executive order. The law prohibits law enforcement authorities, including state and local prisons, […]
  • NRA files complaint against advertising firm for breach of contract 23 May 2019
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) filed a complaint in federal court Wednesday against Ackerman McQueen (Ackerman), the longtime advertising agency for the association. The complaint alleges that over the past year Ackerman has breached their contract with the NRA, sharing confidential material with “hostile third parties.” The NRA further alleges that the leaks were intentional […]
  • EU court rejects private investors’ bid for compensation from European Central Bank 23 May 2019
    The General Court of the EU on Thursday rejected an action for compensation against the European Central Bank (ECB) by private investors who suffered losses due to the “restructuring of the Greek public debt” in 2012. In 2012 Greece adopted a proposed law that “extended the effects of any agreement with a certain number of […]
  • Washington becomes first state to allow composting of human remains 23 May 2019
    Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill Tuesday allowing the composting of human remains.  The new law, which takes effect May 1, 2020, is the first of its kind in the US. The bill passed with bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate despite opposition from the Catholic Church. Joseph Sprague, executive director of […]
  • Rochester City Council votes to amend city charter to include Police Accountability Board 23 May 2019
    The Rochester City Council in New York unanimously voted Tuesday to approve an amendment to the city charter to include a Police Accountability Board. The initiative will now be added to the November ballot. The amendment would provide Rochester civilians with an instrument to oversee the police department as well as investigate police misconduct. The […]
  • Federal judge orders release of Special Counsel Mueller’s search warrants for Michael Cohen 23 May 2019
    Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday ordered the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s search warrants relating to Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney for President Donald Trump. The order comes in response to a motion filed by a group of media conglomerates seeking to compel […]
  • Nevada legislature relaxes abortion restrictions 23 May 2019
    The Nevada State Legislature relaxed abortion restrictions Tuesday with the passage of new law reducing consent requirements and criminal penalties. The new law, SB179, reduces the threshold for women to reach informed consent and potential criminal liability for providers. Previously, women were required to submit informed written consent including proof of age and marital status. […]
  • Louisiana senate approves constitutional amendment declaring no right to abortion 22 May 2019
    The Louisiana Senate on Tuesday approved a state constitutional amendment declaring that citizens do not have a constitutional right to an abortion by a vote of 31-4. The bill explicitly outlines that “nothing in this constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.” The proposed […]
  • Pharma company Mallinckrodt sues US government over Medicaid rebate program 22 May 2019
    UK pharmaceutical giant Mallinckrodt filed suit against the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) on Tuesday to defend profitability of their drug, Acthar Gel Injection (Acthar). In their complaint, Mallinckrodt challenges a recent CMS decision that would alter the base date average manufacturer price (AMP) of […]