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Submitted by Hamilton on Thu, 04/22/2010 - 3:45pm
The Wisconsin Legislature is wrapping up its final day of the 2009-10 legislative session. The Senate adjourned earlier today, meaning that a number of high-profile bills officially died. Most notably, the global warming legislation (the so-called "Clean Energy Jobs Act") did not pass the Senate. The Assembly bill (AB 649) passed out of committee, but did not have enough votes to pass the Assembly.
Submitted by Hamilton on Tue, 04/13/2010 - 3:03pm
The authors of the global warming bill (AB 649/SB 450) unveiled the long-awaited changes to the legislation. The substitute amendment, encompassing 150 pages, removes controversial provisions such as the low carbon fuel standards and California's low emission vehicle standards. However, the legislation still includes the most controversial provision -- the renewable energy mandate.
Submitted by Hamilton on Fri, 04/02/2010 - 5:19am
In the waning days of session, plaintiffs' attorneys are attempting to ram through sweeping legislation that would severely undermine a defendant's ability to perform discovery in civil actions. If enacted, AB 815/SB 628 would tip the scales of justice overwhelmingly in favor of plaintiffs by limiting a defendant's ability to access a plaintiff's medical records during discovery.
EPA/NHTSA Announce New Regulations Creating Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for New VehiclesSubmitted by Hamilton on Thu, 04/01/2010 - 11:25am
The EPA and National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced its final rule establishing federal regulations creating greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for new cars and trucks.