Locating Funds. Legal news and articles for November 30 - 30, 2011

9th Circuit reinstates California's cuts to disability fundingMaine Lawmaker Facing Possible Criminal Charges for Misuse of Clean Election FundsDemocrats Blast LePage Over Health Care FundsHealth care jobs grow - in administrationLeahy, Crapo introduce bipartisan bill to reauthorize landmark Violence...Toys with McDonald's Happy Meals will cost a dime in San FranciscoFive Key Steps To Preserving And Growing Your Franchise: The Legal and ...Unspent Stimulus MoneyFidelity(R) Analysis Highlights Positive Impact of Pension Protection Act on ...Local Men Jailed For Money Laundering And Fraud ChargesHartnell requests exemption from state classroom spending lawMexico seeks to fill drug war gap with focus on dirty moneyNebraska, Iowa health exchanges get a boostCountering loss with compassion and moneyDistrict 209 plan to fund board president Welch's legal woes rejected

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Study: Few Hospitals Qualify for Digital Funds
New York Times (blog)November 1, 2011

Two years ago, President Obama signed into law the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, which was part of the federal stimulus legislation. Nearly $18 billion was to be made available to medical-care providers for the ...more »

Bumper spending expected for 2012 US election
RTE.ieNovember 3, 2011

But after recent changes in campaign finance laws, these newly empowered PACs are allowed to raise unlimited funds which they can donate to a campaign with few restrictions. Since the 2008 presidential race, "the biggest change is the growth of these ...more »

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9th Circuit reinstates California's cuts to disability funding
Thomson Reuters News & InsightNovember 30, 2011

Nov 30 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated a California law cutting Medicaid funds for the developmentally disabled. Reversing a lower court ruling, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals allowed California to freeze its Medicaid ...more »

Maine Lawmaker Facing Possible Criminal Charges for Misuse of Clean Election Funds
MPBN NewsNovember 30, 2011

David Burns violated several provisions of the state's Clean Election law, including co-mingling public campaign money and personal funds. Burns was represented by counsel during the commission's review and did not attend today's meeting. ...more »

Democrats Blast LePage Over Health Care Funds
MPBN NewsNovember 30, 2011

Maine is among 28 states getting federal funds for these exchanges while challenging the law as unconstitutional because of a section mandating that nearly every individual carry insurance. Cain says Maine should, instead, take the money and focus ...more »

Health care jobs grow - in administration
USA TodayNovember 30, 2011

The new jobs appear to be driven not by patient demand as much as a general restructuring of the health care industry that includes changes mandated by the 2010 federal health care law, the 2009 federal stimulus funding, new government regulations and ...more »

Leahy, Crapo introduce bipartisan bill to reauthorize landmark Violence...
vtdigger.orgNovember 30, 2011

“These dollars go directly to woman and children who have been victimized by domestic violence,” Crapo said. “The reauthorization of VAWA provides critical services to these victims of violent crime, as well as agencies and organizations who provide ...more »

Toys with McDonald's Happy Meals will cost a dime in San Francisco
Los Angeles TimesNovember 30, 2011

The funds, the company said, would go toward a project through its Ronald McDonald House charity. It's McDonald's way of reluctantly complying with a new ordinance that forbids restaurants from offering toys gratis with a kid's meal unless the servings ...more »

Five Key Steps To Preserving And Growing Your Franchise: The Legal and ...
FINalternativesNovember 30, 2011

With a suite of products that includes a database of all US federal laws that apply to investment advisers, an intuitive update system, and a series of tools and templates that simplify the creation and maintenance of a compliance program, RFG's system ...more »

Unspent Stimulus Money
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)November 30, 2011

The National Science Foundation had $3 billion in science stimulus funds – only 46% of has been spent at this point, meaning that about $1.5 billion remains unspent. The biggest chunk of science money from the stimulus law is at the Energy Department, ...more »

Fidelity(R) Analysis Highlights Positive Impact of Pension Protection Act on ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 30, 2011

The law has made it easier for workplace investors to save for retirement across a number of investment vehicles, including 401(k)s, IRAs, tax-exempt 403(b)s and pension plans. Since 2006, Fidelity plans that offer auto enrollment have grown to 21 ...more »

Local Men Jailed For Money Laundering And Fraud Charges
KHTS RadioNovember 30, 2011

One Santa Clarita man was sentenced Monday and a second local man awaits trial on fraud and money laundering charges related to a bogus debt collection agency they ran out of Bakersfield, Monrovia and Anaheim. ...more »

Hartnell requests exemption from state classroom spending law
The Salinas CalifornianNovember 30, 2011

The law requires 50 percent of the college's general funds to be spent in the classroom. Summer school was dropped last year because of state-anticipated cuts from Hartnell totaling more than $1 million in categorical funding — money that pays for ...more »

Mexico seeks to fill drug war gap with focus on dirty money
Bellingham HeraldNovember 30, 2011

Even President Felipe Calderon, who sent the army into the streets to chase traffickers after taking office in 2006 and has seen 43000 people die since, concedes that Mexico has fallen short in attacking the financial strength of organized crime. ...more »

Nebraska, Iowa health exchanges get a boost
Omaha World-HeraldNovember 30, 2011

WASHINGTON — Iowa and Nebraska just snagged a total of $13.3 million in federal funds to help them design health insurance exchanges under the new health care law, despite the fact that both states' governors are seeking to have the ...more »

Countering loss with compassion and money
Los Angeles TimesNovember 30, 2011

That's the American legal system." Although funds and marching orders to settle the financial fallout of disaster have helped alleviate money woes among victims, that strategy for dispute resolution has limited application, Feinberg has concluded. ...more »

District 209 plan to fund board president Welch's legal woes rejected
Forest Park ReviewNovember 30, 2011

Currently, the Forest Park Review does not have a copy of the settlement; the newspaper submitted a Freedom of Information Act request, and is awaiting an official response from D209. According to sources with knowledge of the deal, the proposed ...more »

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