Monthly Archives: February 2018

Attorneys General in Several States Oppose Federal Tips Plan

February 6, 2018 – Attorneys general in over a dozen states oppose a federal Department of Labor proposal to let employers control the tips of some hourly employees. The attorneys general filed comments in opposition with federal officials on Monday. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan called the proposal that rescinds a 2011 rule “outrageous” and… Read more »

Attorneys General Urge Offshore Drilling Plan’s Cancellation

February 1, 2018 – The top lawyers for a dozen coastal states want the U.S. Interior Department to cancel the Trump administration’s plan to expand offshore drilling, warning it threatens their maritime economies and natural resources. The attorneys general, all Democrats, wrote Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Thursday about his agency’s proposed five-year oil and… Read more »

Kentucky Attorney General Sues National Opioid Distributor

January 22, 2018 – There are just over 38,000 people living in Floyd County, among the mountains of eastern Kentucky. Yet between 2010 and 2016, a San Francisco-based pharmaceutical distributor shipped more than 18 million doses of opioid painkillers there, enough for each person to have 477 pills each. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says… Read more »