Volume 8, Number 5

May 29, 2014

Decisions Affecting the Powers and Duties of Attorneys General
Emily Myers, NAAG Antitrust Counsel and Powers and Duties Counsel
This article reports on recent decisions across the country affecting the powers and duties of state attorneys general.
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Education and Prevention Initiatives as Necessary Tools to Combat Synthetic Drug Abuse
Francesca Liquori, NAGTRI Program Counsel
This is the second article in a two-part series examining synthetic drugs. The focus this month is on the importance of education, prevention and treatment in decreasing use.
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Increased Oil and Hazardous Materials Transportation: Why Developing Relationships Matter
Jeanette Manning, NAGTRI Program Counsel
With the dramatic increase of oil transportation by rail in the United States, safety must remain a priority to avoid disasters that are both life-threatening and harmful to the environment. The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) can serve as a resource to state offices.
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State Attorneys General Librarians Form New Organization
Kevin Coakley-Welch, M.L.I.S., Law Librarian, Massachusetts Attorney Generalís Office
The newly-formed Attorneys General Librarians Initiative (AGLI) provides state-of-the-art support for attorneys general offices by fulfilling the research and information needs of the attorneys and their staff.
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A Snapshot of the Latest State Legislative Session
Rupalee Rashatwar, NAAG Acting Legislative Coordinator
As state legislative sessions come to a close, certain trends in enacted legislation across the country become apparent. Read about the issues most relevant to attorneys general that have progressed into new state legislation.
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