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Bill to require more transparency in ballot measure advertising moves forward
Northwest Progressive Institute Official Blog (blog)February 1, 2012

HB 2499 would require advertising for or against ballot measures in Washington to include the name and address of the entity paying for the advertising; entities that are political committees would also have to disclose the names of their top five ...more »

Crimes Targeting Elderly Seen As Growing Trend
13WHAM-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Mason makes that claims while pointing to an aging population of “Baby Boomers” as well as a 2010 Cornell University study on Elder Abuse Prevalence in New York State. That study (attached) estimates that 260000 older New Yorkers “had been victims of ...more »

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Age Discrimination
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Virginia Legislature Makes Discrimination Legal In Adoptions
Lez Get RealFebruary 7, 2012

By a 71-28 vote, the Virginia House has passed a law which codifies the state's Board of Social Services policy of allowing private adoption agencies to discriminate against potential adoptive parents on the basis of gender, age, religion, disability, ...more »

Elder Care
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New state report details numbers of abused elderly, disabled Oregonians
OregonLive.comFebruary 8, 2012

Place of abuse: 85 percent of victims were abused in their homes; 15 percent in state-licensed care settings, such as nursing homes. The victims: Women were nearly twice as likely to be reported victims as males; elderly more often than disabled adults ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Maryland Law Firm Finds a Way to Thrive During Downturn
The American LawyerFebruary 7, 2012

In its biggest, the firm last September added eight land use and real estate attorneys from Holland & Knight. In November, the firm took two bankruptcy lawyers from Jackson & Campbell. But Lafionatis said nonstop growth is not necessarily a goal for ...more »

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