Duane Morris Government Strategies

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Industry Overview: P2P Banking

Peer-to-peer mobile payment application Venmo reported $8 billion in transactions for the second quarter of 2017, doubling its 2016 second quarter numbers. With this trajectory, analysts believe Venmo could process nearly $85 billion in transitions by 2019. Whether it is sending money to a roommate for rent or paying a friend for a night out, P2P mobile payment applications enable faster exchanges, but the numbers also illustrate a growing trend […]

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Legislative Insight: The Opioid Epidemic

It’s difficult to find an area of the country that has been untouched by the scourge of opioids. According to the Center for Disease Control, opioid-related deaths quadrupled from 1999 to 2015. Several states have suffered disproportionately—West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire have the highest per-capita overdose rates in the country. With more than 33,000 opioid-related deaths in 2015, the epidemic has forced itself in into the national […]

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State Budget Showdown

As the fiscal year ends on June 30th, nearly all 50 state governments across the United States (with the exception of Vermont) are required to maintain a balanced budget whether by statue/law, constitutional amendment, or judicial decision. From state to state, the requirements vary from the simple introduction of a budget to a balanced budget to budgets that are based on the available cash on hand by the state. There […]

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Net Neutrality 2017: The Battle Continues…

On July 12, 2017, a number of website landing pages will display “blocked,” “please upgrade,” or “paying customers only” banners. Fortunately for active users, the banners will only last 24 hours. These protest banners (example below) will be part of “The Day of Action”,which is supported by the likes of Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, GitHub, Reddit, OkCupid, Etsy, and a broad coalition of tech, media/social media, e-commerce, and other companies that peg their livelihood to […]

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