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Invesment Management Giant Lobbies For Universal Retirement Coverage

In an open letter to US lawmakers, State Street Global Advisors, the Boston investment giant, urges Congress to take steps such as requiring private employers to automatically enroll employees in 401(k)-type savings plans. They would...

Retail Lobbying Group Opposes Legislation On Marijuana Legalization

The Retailers Association of Massachusetts, which represents over 3,200 small and midsize businesses in the state, has joined a growing list of groups in opposing a ballot initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana in...

A Primer On The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) And Its Relation To LDA

We have observed a significant amount of confusion lately regarding the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended (FARA), and when it applies. FARA was originally enacted to counter Nazi propaganda just prior...

Tesla “Owner’s Groups” Now Required To Assist In Company Lobbying Efforts

Tesla has established policies for any owners' club seeking "official" status from Tesla which gives the carmaker more control over these groups.  Among the set of rules, includes language that requires "owners' clubs" to participate in...

Illinois Daily Fantasy Sports Legislation In Jeopardy Amid Oppostition and Improper Lobbying Allegations

A contentious House committee hearing in Illinois addressed daily fantasy sports legislation, casting doubt on the legislature’s chances of formally legalizing the industry before adjourning next week. The bill would set up consumer protection measures...

AT&T Pushing California Bill To Discontinue Landline Service

AT&T is pushing a bill (AB 2395) in the California legislature that would allow it to phase out landlines starting in 2020 if there is an alternative, like cell phones, available to customers. The idea...

Hospitals and Nursing Groups Lobbying to Change State Licensing Rules

With newly emerging healthcare methods like telemedicine, hospitals and nursing groups are arguing that the rules of state licensing inhibit nurses’ abilities to use new methods of care in the digital age. Hospitals and nursing...