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State Net Capitol Journal: Minimum Wage, Marijuana, Gambling And Guns Dominate Ballot Measures

By Korey Clark A total of 136 measures have qualified for states' November ballots, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures' Ballot Measures Database. That number is 23 percent lower than it was in 2012, when there were 176...

Duane Morris LLP
Businesses Around the United States Being Targeted for Alleged Inaccessible Websites

While plaintiff's lawyers have been busy the past two years filing lawsuits around the United States alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related to physical barriers—including a wave of class action lawsuits against...

DLA Piper
Obama Administration Scales Back Ban On Lobbyists Serving On Federal Advisory Committees

By William H. Minor The Obama Administration, which has proudly touted its restrictions on the activities of federal lobbyists, has taken a small step toward rolling back one such provision. The Office of Management and Budget released new guidance...

DLA Piper
GMO Crops May Be Grounded In Oregon, While GMO Labeling May Be Stripped Off In Vermont

By: Stefanie Jill Fogel , Mary B. Langowski , and Tiffani V. Williams Congressman expects state measure against GMO crops will pass. Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) has predicted that Oregon will approve a statewide ban on the cultivation of GMO...

Keller and Heckman LLP
FSIS Proposes New Recordkeeping Requirements for Ground Beef Processors & Retailers

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) plans to propose a rule, in the coming days, that imposes new recordkeeping requirements on ground beef processor establishments and retail facilities. If adopted, this proposed rule, [ enhanced...

Ballard Spahr LLP
Bipartisan Senate Legislation Introduced To Address Campus Sexual Assaults

By Olabisi L. Okubadejo Eight U.S. senators have introduced the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], a bill that proposes to amend the Higher Education Act and the Clery Act to include new...