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Jerry Brown tweaks 'bipartisan' legislators again
San Jose Mercury NewsOctober 1, 2011

"This presumably important bill earned overwhelming support by both Republicans and Democrats," the governor wrote in his signing message. "If only that same energetic bipartisan spirit could be applied to creating clean energy jobs and ending tax laws...more »

County solar project fails to get fed loan guarantee
Las Vegas Review - JournalOctober 1, 2011

This particular loan program, created by the 2009 economic stimulus law to spur development of renewable energy, was especially prized by applicants because it picked up the cost of credit insurance that would otherwise be paid by borrowers, ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Washington Week: Reform Law Heads to Supreme Court
MedPage TodayOctober 1, 2011

The FDA has come under fire from the device industry for being too slow and unpredictable in its review process. The agency has responded by announcing it would streamline a number of processes and provide better training for staff reviewers. ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Va. AG appeals healthcare reform decision to Supreme Court
CMIOOctober 3, 2011

Virginia's petition asks the Supreme Court to overturn the recent decision of the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that dismissed Virginia's lawsuit because the court said the commonwealth lacked standing to challenge the healthcare law. ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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2 convicted in neglect of elderly woman
Delmarva NowOctober 6, 2011

"I would be concerned about a chilling effect on people accepting the elderly in their home during the final stages of their life. Ms. Hundley and every member of the family used the best info they had to take care of Mary Baker. ...more »

Living Wills
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Legal issues keep at least 30 cats stuck in West Longview trailer
Longview Daily NewsOctober 3, 2011

"I can't do anything in the city," Humane Society animal control supervisor Mike Nicholson said last week. "(Stephanie Preston's) not breaking any laws because there's no law to break. ... There's no ordinance telling me she can't live like this. ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Baucus bets big on supercommittee success
BusinessWeekOctober 4, 2011

And in 2003, Baucus was one of only two Democrats to help Bush and Republicans change the Medicare prescription drug plan. His deal-making ways have in the past led to charges of betrayal from fellow Democrats in Washington DC But it has served him ...more »

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