August 1, 2016

WWLP July 30, 2016 by Michael P. Norton BOSTON (STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE) – Disappointed Massachusetts lawmakers say a new GMO labeling law signed by President Barack Obama will preempt state efforts to impose simple-to-read labels and instead rely on a system of codes and symbols. The Massachusetts Public Interest Research …

July 30, 2016

AZ Central July 29, 2016 by Macaela J Bennett, A new state law governing paid employee sick leave has prompted a lawsuit by more than 30 state legislators and members of several city councils across Arizona. Tempe, Tucson and several other municipalitieswere debating such ordinances when Gov. Doug Ducey warned in January that cities adopting employment ordinances would …

July 30, 2016

JD Supra July 28, 2016 by Stanford Baird, Maureen O’Dea Brill, Cliff Rothenstein, Edward Sangster Recently signed into law, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (the “Lautenberg Act”), significantly reforms the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”) and includes important provisions regarding federal preemption of state laws regulating chemicals.  …