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A Look at COVID-19 Liability & Worker Protections

by: the Duane Morris Government Strategies Team As businesses continue to open across the country, many issues are coming to the forefront of political debate.  Included in these debates are liability protections and workers protections related to COVID-19.  Should businesses and healthcare providers be provided with liability protection from lawsuits related to COVID-19?  What steps should businesses take to protect their workers?  More importantly, how are lawmakers shaping this debate […]

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Legislative Response to George Floyd’s Killing and Recent Protests – Part 2

by: the DMGS Team Last week, we examined the legislative response to George Floyd’s killing and recent protests in Minnesota, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. We also looked at what action the federal government is taking and proposing on different police reforms. In the past week, there are numerous updates on police reforms and what actions are being taken at both the federal and state levels.  Are different states proposing similar laws […]

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What’s in the $2 Trillion Virus Aid Bill?

As of Friday afternoon, the House & Senate have both passed H.R. 748, the CARES Act, which provides roughly $2 trillion to individuals, businesses, and states in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. The bill, negotiated between the House, Senate, and administration, and now awaiting the President’s signature includes: $500 billion for loans and assistance to companies and state and local governments, including $29 billion for loans to U.S. airlines […]

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Interstate Agreements and Interstate Compacts

By Alana Burman As the Internet and increased interconnectivity have expanded, state government officials have come to rely upon interstate compacts and agreements to navigate how their decisions affect neighboring areas.  The main difference between compacts and agreements is the level of formality.  Both serve to provide a unified goal in coordination and planning across combinations of territories, governments, and populations.  Three states that have repeatedly leveraged their proximity to […]

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