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Solaria Considers Tax Break in California Expansion
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

Under a 2010 law, the state Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority can exempt sales taxes on equipment, the building or assembly of alternative-energy manufacturing and landfill-gas plants. The authority plans to vote on ...more »

At Least 7 Syrian Security Personnel Killed In Fighting With Dissident Troops
RTT NewsOctober 1, 2011

The spokesman said at least seven soldiers and other law-enforcement officials, including two officers, were killed in the fighting with renegade soldiers in Rastan on Friday and added that the situation in the town is now under control. ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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State Flexibility Key Issue In Health Law Implementation
Kaiser Health NewsOctober 17, 2011

Twenty-seven states are challenging the law in the courts as unconstitutional, while two, Florida and Louisiana, have just refused to implement much of the law (Kliff, 10/16). The health care law aims to spur competition among insurers to lower premium ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Closing SF health care loophole debate heats up
San Francisco ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

A proposal to close a loophole in the San Francisco law mandating employers provide some funding for workers' health care costs now has the backing of a Board of Supervisors' majority and an all-but promised veto by Mayor Ed Lee. ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Senate probes 'interference' into nursing home watchdog program
Orlando SentinelOctober 3, 2011

The report, from the Administration on Aging, cited numerous problems with the department's oversight of the state's Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. It criticized the Department of Elder Affairs for what it described as muzzling the ombudsman ...more »

Living Wills
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New Alabama law unsettling for some undocumented immigrants
CNN InternationalOctober 3, 2011

"We are in panic mode," said Maria Morales, an illegal immigrant living in Montgomery. The law known as HB56 is the strictest in the country, allowing police officers to ask about the legal status of people investigated for a crime, if reasonable ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Healthcare Companies Are Gaming Medicare For Maximum Profits
Seeking AlphaOctober 4, 2011

We believe that if the companies broke any laws and committed fraud, then they should be prosecuted under the fullest extent permitted by law. However, absent that (as may very well be the case), the hard questions that need to be asked should be what ...more »

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