To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: May 27: IRS bars employers from dumping workers into health exchanges
Date: Tue May 27 14:54:36 MDT 2014
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TOP NEWS  May 27, 2014

IRS bars employers from dumping workers into exchanges
The New York Times
Under a central provision of the health care law, larger employers are required to offer health coverage to full-time workers, or else the employers may be subject to penalties.

McAuliffe vetoes bill banning some donations
The Washington Post
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday vetoed a bill passed unanimously by the General Assembly that would have barred him from accepting donations from anyone seeking grants from an economic-development fund he controls.

Craft beer industry tapping profits of 'big beer'
Laws regulating the brewing and distribution by small or “craft” brewers in the Sunshine State have become a flashpoint for efforts to change liquor laws in other states.

Elected officials often paid less than subordinates
Statesman Journal
The woman elected to lead the seventh-largest state agency and Oregon's entire prosecutorial arm makes less than 269 people in her own agency and less than every district attorney — the people elected to do her job on a county level.

EPA set to unveil climate proposal
The  Wall Street Journal
The Obama administration will next week unveil a cornerstone of its climate-change initiative with a proposed rule aimed at allowing states to use cap-and-trade systems, renewable energy and other measures to meet aggressive goals for reducing carbon emissions by existing power plants.

Liquor overhaul brews big spending
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
The ongoing legislative fight over the proposed overhaul of Pennsylvania's state-run wine and spirits stores has meant big bucks being spent by interests groups to lobby lawmakers in Harrisburg.
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Webinar Thursday: The rise of renewables
As states reach higher levels of renewable energy, challenges can arise because of larger amounts of wind and solar energy on the electric grid. This webinar explores the variety of solutions available to reduce these impacts, and how states can cost-effectively integrate renewables into the power system. 
Lucky No. 7 for water infrastructure bill
 NCSL has been advocating for certain provisions in the Water Resources Development Act to assist the states and is pleased with their inclusion in the conference agreement.

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