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Petition to overturn Michigan's emergency manager law would have impact in FlintJudge blocks day labor rules in AZ immigration lawPetitions Imperil Michigan Emergency-Manager LawProcurement Act: Coalition Flays Alleged ViolationsCut politics out of cityhoodBig Daddy's agrees to shut downJones & Haley, PC Selected For "City's Top Law Firms"Stockton Bankruptcy Unlikely To Stop Public Service CutsPomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims on Behalf of Investors of Taleo CorporationDo We Let Unions Bankrupt Governments?Analysis: Critics question cost as consultants nip and tuck SECStockton mediation first case under new Calif. lawAnalysis: Critics question cost as consultants nip and tuck SECAllianz Life Names Gretchen Cepek as General CounselStockton mediation first case under new Calif. law

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End the double-dipping in state government
Daily Mail - CharlestonFebruary 1, 2012

State law allows public employees to retire and go back to work under restrictive conditions that limit to $15000 a year the pay an employee can collect and still receive a pension. After all, pensions should go to people who are retired.more »

Norwich City Council leaders in call for law change after Fountains collapse
Norfolk Eastern Daily PressFebruary 1, 2012

Leaders at City Hall want the law to be changed, to give them the option to run services themselves. by DAN GRIMMER Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Leaders at Norwich City Council have said they will be asking whichever company takes on the contracts left ...more »

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Petition to overturn Michigan's emergency manager law would have impact in Flint
The Flint Journal - MLive.comFebruary 29, 2012

By Blake Thorne | bthorne1@mlive.com FLINT, Michigan -- Attorney General Bill Schuette today said petitions filed against Michigan's emergency manager act would revert the law to its older, less-powerful version if signatures are certified by elections ...more »

Judge blocks day labor rules in AZ immigration law
NewsdayFebruary 29, 2012

Business Newsday > Business Content Preview Newsday 7 day/Optimum Online ® subscribers click here for full access Not a Newsday or Optimum Online ® subscriber? Click here Judge blocks day labor rules in AZ immigration law Originally published: February ...more »

Petitions Imperil Michigan Emergency-Manager Law
Wall Street JournalFebruary 29, 2012

Backers of the law, which passed the GOP-controlled legislature last year, described it as a way to spur cash-strapped municipalities to tackle labor costs and avoid bankruptcy. But many Democrats argued that the sweeping powers afforded to ...more »

Procurement Act: Coalition Flays Alleged Violations
THISDAY LiveFebruary 29, 2012

By Abimbola Akosile A coalition of civil society organisations under the National Procurement Watch Platform has expressed mounting worry at the alleged violations of the Public Procurement Act (PPA), which passed into law since 2007.more »

Cut politics out of cityhood
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFebruary 29, 2012

By Elena Parent Since 2005, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Milton, Chattahoochee Hills, Dunwoody and Peachtree Corners have incorporated as new municipalities. Now, the Georgia House of Representatives has taken steps toward the creation of a city in ...more »

Big Daddy's agrees to shut down
New Baltimore Voice NewspapersFebruary 29, 2012

He said he expects a state lawmaker to introduce a “public option” proposal in which municipalities could say yes or no to dispensaries. Continued... The MMA passed in 2008 with 63 percent of the vote. Many law enforcement officials believe activities ...more »

Jones & Haley, PC Selected For "City's Top Law Firms"
MarketWatch (press release)February 29, 2012

29, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Jones & Haley, PC of Atlanta, GA has been honored with a recognition by Atlanta Business Chronicle in its selection of "City's Top Law Firms." A spokesperson from Jones & Haley, PC commented on the recognition: "This ...more »

Stockton Bankruptcy Unlikely To Stop Public Service Cuts
Huffington PostFebruary 29, 2012

"They don't have the same power to write down or walk away from debt," afforded to individuals in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Fabian said. Bondholders will likely fight any attempt by the city to force a write-down of the loan principal -- in part to ...more »

Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims on Behalf of Investors of Taleo Corporation
MarketWatch (press release)February 29, 2012

NEW YORK, Feb 29, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pomerantz Haudek Grossman & Gross LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Taleo Corporation ("Taleo" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:TLEO) (isin:US87424N1046) concerning the proposed acquisition of ...more »

Do We Let Unions Bankrupt Governments?
Mackinac Center for Public PolicyFebruary 29, 2012

Public Act 4 gave emergency financial managers the authority to set aside union contracts. Gov. Snyder has also signed legislation that limits government employee health benefits, and taken teacher evaluations and layoff procedures out of the realm of ...more »

Analysis: Critics question cost as consultants nip and tuck SEC
WHTCFebruary 29, 2012

A spokesman for Booz Allen Hamilton acknowledged the company is under contract with the SEC, but declined to discuss the details about the work being performed. The SEC has acknowledged the need for an internal facelift. Government watchdogs found in a ...more »

Stockton mediation first case under new Calif. law
Modesto BeeFebruary 29, 2012

Wieckowski, a bankruptcy attorney, said he brought his expertise into the process last year by introducing the notion of alternative dispute resolution, which has become a popular way to resolve differences outside the courtroom.more »

Analysis: Critics question cost as consultants nip and tuck SEC
MSN MoneyFebruary 29, 2012

One contract, for instance, involves a review of financial statements by public companies in over-the-counter markets. Another is to help the SEC with business processes associated with the handling of disgorgement and penalties.more »

Allianz Life Names Gretchen Cepek as General Counsel
MarketWatch (press release)February 29, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb 29, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) has promoted Gretchen Cepek to the post of general counsel, effective February 20, 2012. In her new role, Cepek will serve as chief legal...more »

Stockton mediation first case under new Calif. law
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 29, 2012

... the municipality declares a fiscal emergency. There is much uncertainty about how the process will work under the law, which took effect in January. "This is the test case," said state Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, who authored the bill.more »

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