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DMGS Week In Review – February 17, 2019

Legislative Update: Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrency One of the top tech trends over the last several years has been the increasingly growing use of blockchain technology and related cryptocurrencies. Since we last reviewed the topic in an August 2018 blog post, there have been some new developments in the state-level regulatory framework, and there appear to be new items not far over in the horizon here in 2019. Read more […]

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October 2018 Southwestern Update

Arizona The mood of Voters heading into Midterm Elections In a poll by Suffolk University/Arizona Republic, 500 likely Arizona voters were asked: Approval or Disapproval of the job by Donald Trump. – 47.6% approve while 48.2% disapprove. Virtually a tie with 4.2% undecided. Do Voters aim to send a message to Trump? – 39.8% want to change Trump’s direction; 39.6% support Trump’s direction; and 15.8% do not factor this into […]

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Legislative Update: AZ, CO, NM, & UT

Arizona Gov. Ducey Names Kyl as McCain Successor After the passing of Sen. John McCain, Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed former Sen. Jon Kyl to serve out the remainder of the late senator’s six-year term. Ducey commented at the press conference announcing his selection that “now is not the time for newcomers and not the time for on-the-job training.” Further that Kyl is a “beacon of integrity, highly regarded by […]

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States Add New Regulations as Trump Administration Loosens Law on Skinny Health Plans

As part of the Trump administration’s efforts to deregulate the health insurance market, HHS & the Department of Labor have promulgated new rules to increase the availability of short-term health insurance plans to fill gaps in health coverage. The Trump administration has begun to reverse limits on short-term, or “skinny,” health insurance plans implemented by the Obama administration. The rule reversal would allow individuals to purchase short-term plans lasting up […]

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