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July 15, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Testimony before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health regarding several proposals which would restrict flavors and nicotine levels, as well as enact a new excise tax on electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
Regulation
Taxes
July 11, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposed legislation would require flavored e-cigarettes (other than menthol, mint and tobacco) to be sold exclusively at age-restricted retailers.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
Regulation
July 5, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
A federal district court in California is considering a case to decide whether teachers have to pay union dues if they are not informed membership is voluntary and they are waiving certain First Amendment rights by joining.
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Economy
Regulation
July 3, 2019
Over 150 individuals and organizations signed this letter opposing a proposal to amend Section 101 of the Patent Act.
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Health Care
Regulation
July 2, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The U.S. Supreme Court found the ACA, known as Obamacare, was constitutional under Congress’ taxing power.
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Regulation
Taxes
July 2, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Testimony before the Albany County Legislature regarding banning flavored tobacco products including e-cigarettes and flavored cigars and cigarettes from convenience stores.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
Regulation
July 1, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
In its 2017 Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held religiously affiliated schools cannot be excluded from programs available to other private entities.
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Education
Regulation
July 1, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Gov. Ron DeSantis has made occupational licensing reform a focus of his legislative agenda.
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Regulation
Economy
July 1, 2019
The Illinois House passed a bill that would authorize the state’s Department of Insurance to reject health insurance price increases it deems unreasonable.
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Health Care
Regulation
July 1, 2019
By John C. Goodman
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have put aside grandiose thoughts of Medicare for All and single-payer health insurance—at least for a day or two.
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Health Care
Regulation
 

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