Category: Elections & Politics

A Review of Labor and Employment Policy in 2013: What’s Next in 2014?

As 2013 comes to a close, it’s time to assess what happened and what didn’t happen in Washington, D.C. during the year in terms of labor and employment law legislation, regulations, and litigation. The short version is that Congress remained…By:…

A Change at the Helm of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee? What That Could Mean for the Oil and Gas Industry

Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is likely to become the chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (the “Committee”) in early 2014, replacing current panel chairman Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). Many consider Landrieu’s assent to chair as a…By: Stoel…

Gaming Legal News – December 2013 • Volume 6, Number 29

In This Issue: – GOVERNOR APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF GAMING; AGENCY CONTINUES ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS: On December 11, 2013, Governor Jan Brewer named Daniel Bergin as the new Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming. Bergin…By: Dickinson Wright…

Sweeping Overhaul of Federal Energy Tax Credits Is Unveiled

This week, Senator Max Baucus, the outgoing Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee who has been developing a comprehensive overhaul and simplification of the federal income tax, introduced a bill that would scrap 42 existing federal energy tax…By: Davis Wright…

Senator Baucus Proposes New Regime for Energy Tax Incentives

On December 18, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., released a discussion draft of legislation that aims to reform U.S. energy tax incentives. The proposed energy tax incentives are a simpler set of incentives to promote cleaner…By: Morrison &…