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State Net Capitol Journal – January 14, 2012

Budget & Taxes HEALTH REFORM LAW DOESN'T HALT MAJOR RATE HIKES: One of the main objectives of the Affordable Care Act was to stem the rising cost of health insurance for American consumers. But that hasn't stopped health insurance companies from seeking and obtaining big premium increases...

State Net Capitol Journal – January 14, 2013

Budget & Taxes HEALTH REFORM LAW DOESN'T HALT MAJOR RATE HIKES: One of the main objectives of the Affordable Care Act was to stem the rising cost of health insurance for American consumers. But that hasn't stopped health insurance companies from seeking and obtaining big premium increases...

Dickstein Shapiro LLP: Emerging Insurance Coverage Issues From Superstorm Sandy

By Kirk A. Pasich, John E. Heintz and Jared Zola, Partners, Dickstein Shapiro LLP In Superstorm Sandy: Emerging Insurance Coverage Issues , partners in Dickstein Shapiro LLP's Insurance Coverage Group discuss insurance coverage considerations for businesses and communities affected by "Superstorm...

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Super Storm Sandy Victims Take Another Financial Hit

SUPER STORM SANDY VICTIMS TAKE ANOTHER FINANCIAL HIT: Thousands of vacation home and business owners in coastal areas of New Jersey slammed by Hurricane Sandy last October are getting hit with big increases in their flood insurance premiums this year. Richard Bandazian, who owns a vacation home on...

Lowenstein Sandler LLP on Measuring Business Interruption Losses in the Wake of Superstorm Sandy

By Joseph D. Jean & Matthew D. Stockwell, Lowenstein Sandler LLP In the aftermath of a widespread devastation, such as caused by Superstorm Sandy, companies look to their business interruption insurance to recover profits that were lost due to the cessation or suspension of their business operations...

Delaware and Rhode Island Join Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact

ENVIRONMENT: DELAWARE Gov. Jack Markell (D) signs SB 117, legislation that makes the First State the 39th to join the "Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact," an agreement among member states to share information and access to records about individuals who have lost their hunting, fishing and...

Second Round of Sandy Relief Money Conditioned on Future Sea Level Rise Risk Analysis

Ethan I. Strell, Esq. Associate Director and Fellow Columbia Center for Climate Change Law The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published a Federal Register Notice setting forth the requirements for the second round of relief funds appropriated by the Disaster Relief...

Governor Cuomo's Plan For Disaster Preparedness

By William A. Ruskin At an NYLCVEF Eco-Partners Breakfast conducted at the offices of the Durst Organization on January 28, 2014, Jamie Rubin, the Director of the Governor Cuomo's Office of Storm Recovery New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program, outlined the State's plans for protecting...

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards Millions in Federal Funding to Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Efforts in New York and New Jersey

Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan has announced the Rebuild by Design Competition’s six winners. Created by President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force in 2013, ‘Rebuild by Design’ awards HUD funding to infrastructure projects...