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Law enforcement learns to 'like' Facebook
Anderson Independent MailDecember 1, 2011

In September the International Association of Chiefs of Police's Center for Social Media released the results of a survey involving 800 law enforcement agencies from 49 states. A total of 88.1 percent of these agencies reported that they were now using ...more »

Massachusetts Gaming Commission appointees to be nominated with help of search ...
MassLive.comDecember 1, 2011

According to the new casino law, a full-time, five-member Massachusetts Gaming Commission will regulate casinos and issue licenses for a single slot barn and three casino resorts including one in Western Massachusetts. Gov. ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Maine gets $6 million to implement health care law it's suing to stop
Lewiston Sun JournalDecember 3, 2011

Maine this week became one of 13 states awarded grants by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Maine is also one of 26 states challenging the constitutionality of a key component of the health care law, derisively called "Obamacare" by ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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St. Pete bishop would sidestep health care law
Tbo.comDecember 2, 2011

He said the existing draft of upcoming components of the federal plan "mandated these and more services, which I and others think violate the freedom of religion of our church." The federal health care law is expected to take full effect by 2014. ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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County: Revenue shortfalls would hurt young, old, needy
Whittier Daily NewsDecember 2, 2011

Also on the list of trigger cuts are $1 million for Medi-Cal Managed Care plans; $680000 in "vertical" grants for prosecuting major narcotics and elder abuse cases; and $300000 in grants to purchase books and other library materials. ...more »

Living Wills
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Ala. GOP leaders have 2nd thoughts on immigration
Boston.comDecember 8, 2011

Luther Strange, the attorney general who's defending the law in court, this week recommended repealing sections that make it a crime for an illegal immigrant to fail to carry registration documents and that require public schools to collect information ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Congress bickers toward compromise on extending payroll tax cut and long-term ...
Washington PostDecember 1, 2011

Boehner said lawmakers were discussing a bill to avoid a scheduled 27 percent cut on Jan. 1 in reimbursement rates for doctors treating Medicare patients. The two parties also looked for agreement on a measure to fund the government through the Sept. ...more »

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