Charitable Trusts. Legal news and articles for May 19 - 22, 2017

Groups Sue FDA to Protect Food Safety | EWGAs fentanyl spreads, states step up responsesIRS Announces June 2017 Applicable Federal Rates and 7520 RatesHow Far Can Jeff Sessions Take His Crime War?The business bulwark behind California's climate progressLoophole and vague laws create ambiguity in lobbyist reportingCongressional Budget Office Says Dodd-Frank Rollback Would Slash $24 Billion From DeficitRBI can take measures to reduce banks' bad debtGreg Gianforte is significant backer of Montana foundation that promotes conservative valuesLouisiana, nation's biggest jailer, poised to overhaul criminal sentencing lawsConfederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue removed in New OrleansLoophole and vague laws create ambiguity in lobbyist reportingLouisiana could lose 'world incarceration capital' title under pending legislationPrenda Law's Steele disbarred; six other IL lawyers also disbarred, nine suspended, IL Supreme Court saysNew York's Hudson Yards leads way in muni supply next week

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More States Adopt 'Click It or Ticket' Laws: Do They Work?
Route FiftyApril 30, 2017

This article was originally published by Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts, and was written by Jenni Bergal. In his 28 years with the Utah Highway Patrol, Lt. Lee Perry has seen a lot of carnage from crashes in which motorists weren ...more »

Don't let Congress block consumer protections for prepaid card users
Colorado Springs GazetteApril 29, 2017

The National Consumer Law Center says unbanked prepaid cardholders are more likely to be female, disabled, young, unemployed or African-American and less likely to have a college or postgraduate degree. Half of unbanked prepaid cardholders have ...more »

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Groups Sue FDA to Protect Food Safety | EWG
Environmental Working GroupMay 22, 2017

Today, consumer, health, and food safety groups challenged a Food and Drug Administration rule that undermines the integrity of our food safety system.more »

As fentanyl spreads, states step up responses
Fayetteville ObserverMay 22, 2017

... Maryland, displays the number of opioid overdoses and deaths in 2017. As the deadly illicit opioid fentanyl spreads, state and local governments are accelerating their public health and law enforcement responses. [The Pew Charitable Trusts/TNS] ...more »

IRS Announces June 2017 Applicable Federal Rates and 7520 Rates
The National Law ReviewMay 22, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publishes a monthly update to the applicable federal rates (AFRs) and 7520 rates. Planning professionals and their clients should take note of fluctuations in these rates and be mindful of planning opportunities that ...more »

How Far Can Jeff Sessions Take His Crime War?
New RepublicMay 22, 2017

In April on Long Island, Sessions was in vintage “crime war” form, according to the prepared version of his remarks: “Groups of murderers, rapists, traffickers and thugs are carrying out a frontal assault on the decent, law-abiding men and women of ...more »

The business bulwark behind California's climate progress
GreenBizMay 22, 2017

The state emerged from the experience with job growth of 13.18 percent between the depths of its recession in February 2010 and this March, adding 1.8 million jobs, according to the Pew Charitable Trust. The California Air Resources Board calculated ...more »

Loophole and vague laws create ambiguity in lobbyist reporting
NMPolitics.netMay 22, 2017

The Pew Charitable Trust reported paying NextWave Advocacy more than $20,000 on Feb. 10 for “grassroots advocacy” to increase dental care for low-income and elderly residents. But the report wasn't filed until May 3, according to pages downloaded by ...more »

Congressional Budget Office Says Dodd-Frank Rollback Would Slash $24 Billion From Deficit
TheStreet.comMay 21, 2017

The nonpartisan budget agency released its estimates of the effects of the Financial CHOICE Act, a Dodd-Frank overhaul bill presented by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) this week. It projects the legislation would ...more »

RBI can take measures to reduce banks' bad debt
Khaleej TimesMay 21, 2017

In that case, the entire income of the charitable trust will be liable to tax. However, if the receipts from trade, commerce or business are within the limit of 20 per cent of the total receipts of the trust, exemption under section 11 of the Act will ...more »

Greg Gianforte is significant backer of Montana foundation that promotes conservative values
The MissoulianMay 21, 2017

Those who have put dollars into that battle include the charitable trust run by Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for Montana's empty U.S. House seat, and his wife Susan. Since at least 2004, the ... In a program the week before, Laszloffy ...more »

Louisiana, nation's biggest jailer, poised to overhaul criminal sentencing laws
Tulsa WorldMay 21, 2017

Above: “We grew old together,” Clyde Giddens, 76, said of health-care orderly Donald Murray, 63, at the nursing unit of the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La., on April 26. Murray is one of the few selected inmates who take care of other aging ...more »

Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue removed in New Orleans
NOLA.comMay 20, 2017

2 state Oklahoma, according to analysis released Friday (May 19) by The Pew Charitable Trusts. In 2014 ... The most dramatic drop in the prison population would occur between July 1 and the end of 2018 if the changes are put into law, according to Pew.more »

Loophole and vague laws create ambiguity in lobbyist reporting
New Mexico In DepthMay 19, 2017

The Pew Charitable Trust reported paying NextWave Advocacy more than $20,000 on Feb. 10 for “grassroots advocacy” to increase dental care for low-income and elderly residents. But the report wasn't filed until May 3, according to pages downloaded by ...more »

Louisiana could lose 'world incarceration capital' title under pending legislation
NOLA.comMay 19, 2017

2 state Oklahoma, according to analysis released Friday (May 19) by The Pew Charitable Trusts. In 2014 ... The most dramatic drop in the prison population would occur between July 1 and the end of 2018 if the changes are put into law, according to Pew.more »

Prenda Law's Steele disbarred; six other IL lawyers also disbarred, nine suspended, IL Supreme Court says
Cook County RecordMay 19, 2017

As the state ARDC launched disciplinary proceedings against him, Moenning also had been hit with an action from the Illinois Attorney General's office, alleging he had failed to register a charitable trust with the Attorney General and failing to ...more »

New York's Hudson Yards leads way in muni supply next week
NasdaqMay 19, 2017

Other major firms, including the National Hockey League and law firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, are set to move in by 2020. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will supply the largest competitive ... As states across the country ...more »

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