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In Case You Missed It…

In case you missed it, Congress passed the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) this summer in response to Puerto Rico’s crippling financial crisis. Here is a recap of how Puerto Rico arrived at this dire situation and what PROMESA does to solve the island’s continuing financial problems.

For the Week of October 24, 2016 

The following 2 state legislatures are meeting actively this week: NEW JERSEY and PENNSYLVANIA.



The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials will hold its Annual Meeting October 27-28 in Washington, D.C. Mark Anderson at

The National Association of Attorneys General will hold its Eastern Regional Meeting October 27-28 in Newport, Rhode Island. Steve Arthur at

The American Public Health Association will hold its Annual Meeting & Exposition October 29 – November 2 in Denver, Colorado. Robert Holden at


The Arkansas Alternative Energy Commission will meet October 27 to receive presentations regarding a Green and Sustainable Future as well as receive an update on the Arkansas Alternative Energy Commission’s Future Relative to the Sunset Date. In addition, the Commission will review the selection of researched subjects for recommendations for the 2016 report. Japer Bowles at


The Regulation Review Committee will meet October 26 to discuss proposed changes to regulations regarding the control of nitrogen oxide emissions from fuel-burning equipment at major stationary sources of nitrogen oxide. Benjamin Spear at


The Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs will hold a public hearing October 26 regarding B21-120, which requires employers to pay employees at least twice during each calendar month, provided that the employer pays employees at least once per month. Michael Quillen at

The Construction Codes Coordinating Board will meet October 27 to consider previously introduced code change proposals and introduce new code change proposals. Melissa Martin at


The Board of Pharmacy will accept comments until October 24 regarding proposed amendments to a rule concerning special sterile compounding permits. Becky Lukaesko at


The Board of Pharmacy will accept comments until October 25 regarding proposed amendments to telepharmacy rules. Chris Johnson at

The Department of Lands will accept comments until October 26 regarding proposed amendments to oil and gas leasing rules. Chris Johnson at


The Interim Study Committee on Public Policy will meet on October 25 to discuss the possible regulation and taxation of daily fantasy sports. Aaron Segel at


The Department of Agriculture will accept comments until October 28 regarding proposed amendments to repeal rules governing pesticides. Chris Johnson at


The Legislative Health and Human Services Committee will meet October 28 to discuss sharpening practices for pain management. Arielle Woodmore at


The Portland City Council will meet October 26 to consider authorizing a surtax to the City’s business license tax for publicly traded companies subject to United States Securities and Change Commission disclosure and reporting requirements if a subject company reports that the ratio of compensation of its chief executive officer to median worker is equal to or greater than 100:1 under the Commission’s Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule. Peter Finn at


The Health Services and Development Agency will hold a public hearing October 24 regarding proposed permanent amendments to rules concerning the certificate of need program. Becky Lukaesko at


The State Board of Pharmacy will accept comments until October 25 regarding proposed amendments to rules concerning controlled substances. Melissa Martin at