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2017

February


02.24.17

MLS Update on Outlook for Tax Reform

02.17.17

House and Senate Leadership and Committee Assignments Announced

02.13.17

2017 Health Care Policy Debates Ramp Up in Massachusetts

January


01.30.17

Governor Baker Files FY2018 Budget

01.19.17

ML Strategies 2017 Outlook: Appropriations & Budget

01.19.17

ML Strategies 2017 Outlook: Energy

01.19.17

ML Strategies 2017 Outlook: Infrastructure

01.19.17

ML Strategies 2017 Outlook: Regulatory Reform

01.18.17

ML Strategies Update on Financial Services

01.18.17

ML Strategies 2017 Outlook: Supreme Court

01.17.17

ML Strategies 2017 Outlook: Cybersecurity

01.17.17

ML Strategies 2017 Outlook: Tax Reform

01.17.17

ML Strategies 2017 Outlook: Telecommunications

01.13.17

ML Strategies 2017 Outlook: Defense

01.13.17

ML Strategies 2017 Outlook: Foreign Policy

01.13.17

ML Strategies 2017 Outlook: Health Care

01.13.17

ML Strategies 2017 Outlook: Higher Education Act Reauthorization

01.13.17

ML Strategies 2017 Outlook: Immigration

01.03.17

Federal Cybersecurity Landscape for 2017

2016

December

12.28.16

Federal Defense Landscape for 2017

12.07.16

Governor Baker Announces Mid-Year Budget Cuts, Draws Rebuke from Legislature

November

11.30.16

Potential Paths to Deregulation in 2017

11.22.16

Behavioral Health: A Growing Interest in the Commonwealth

11.14.16

Recent Developments around Pharmaceutical Drug Spending in Massachusetts

11.11.16

Flash: What the Election Means for Health Care

11.10.16

Post-Election Congress Returns for Lame-Duck Session — What to Expect?

11.10.16

Transition Team – Donald Trump Administration

11.07.16

EB-5 Awaits Action in Lame Duck Session of Congress

11.02.16

Senate and House Committee Membership

11.02.16

Telecom Activity May Heat Up In the Lame-Duck

11.01.16

The Health Policy Commission’s Annual Cost Trends Hearings

October

10.7.16

The 2016 Election Forecast

10.4.16

Massachusetts Outlook: The Remainder of 2016 and Beyond

September

9.15.16

FDA Convenes Two-Day Public Hearing on Human Cell and Tissue Product Regulatory Paradigm

9.9.16

Medicaid Managed Care Transitions’ Impact On Brain Injury Waiver Populations

August

8.30.16

Outlook For Fall & Lame Duck

8.10.16

Massachusetts State Legislature Takes Action on Major Employment Reform as Legislative Session Ends

8.8.16

2015-2016 Massachusetts Legislative Session Ends

8.2.16

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Clean Energy Legislation

July

7.12.16

Baker Signs FY17 Budget, Issues Vetoes

7.6.16

FY17 Massachusetts Budget Update: The Conference Committee Budget

7.5.16

House Passes Noncompete Reform

June

6.6.16

Health Care Congressional Outlook for the June Work Period

May

5.31.16

FY2017 Massachusetts Budget Update: The Senate Budget

5.19.16

Employee Non-compete Bill Advancing in Legislature

5.9.16

House To Take Up Opioid Legislation, But Does Senate Have Enough Time

5.2.16

FY2017 Massachusetts Budget Update: The House Budget

April

4.13.16

Governor Baker Signs Controversial Solar Legislation Lifting Solar Energy Caps

4.12.16

Massachusetts Senate Bill Draws Heated Debate

4.6.16

Senate HELP Committee Convenes Third and Final Cures Markup

4.4.16

Health Care Congressional Outlook for the Spring Work Period

March

3.16.16

Senate HELP Committee Eyes Mental Health, Substance Use Package

3.14.16

Governor Baker Signs Opioid Bill

February

2.19.2016

Health Care: What's on the Radar for This Congressional Work Period

2.1.2016

Governor Baker Files FY2017 Budget, Economic Development Bill; Speaker DeLeo Outlines Agenda

January

1.26.2016

Drug Costs, Risk Adjustment Drive Q2 Health Insurance Rate Increases

1.20.2016

Washington Outlook for 2016 – ML Strategies Legislative and Regulatory Report

1.11.2016

Governor Baker Announces Mid-Year Budget Cuts

2015

December

12.2015

New England Can Import Canadian Hydropower to Meet Environmental Goals
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12.7.2015

EB-5 Regional Center Program Update

November

11.20.2015

End of Year Legislative Agenda

11.20.2015

OMB Releases Fall 2015 Regulatory Agenda

11.13.2015

Genome Workshops: NGS, FDA "Sandbox" Take Center Stage

October

10.23.2015

Recent Developments in Massachusetts Health Policy

10.7.2015

Massachusetts Legislature Takes Action on Opioid Crisis

10.2.2015

Now to End of 2015 — What to Expect?

September

9.9.2015

MLS Fall Outlook 2015 — Summer is (Almost) Over & Congress is Back!

August

8.5.2015

Massachusetts Legislature Ends Active July with Budget Overrides

July

7.28.2015

Pay Equity Legislation Aims to Eliminate Wage Disparities Between Genders in Massachusetts

7.15.2015

Food Labeling, Food Safety & Nutrition

7.13.2015

FY2016 Massachusetts Budget Update: The Conference Committee Budget

7.6.2015

EB-5 Program Reauthorization: Proposed Legislative Reforms

7.7.2015

July Congressional Agenda

June

6.15.2015

Baker Calls for Industry Input on Regulatory Review and Economic Development Strategy

6.5.2015

Congress Returns from Memorial Day Recess

6.5.2015

Over a Decade in the Making: CMS Releases Long-Awaited Medicaid Managed Care Rule

6.2.2015

ML Strategies Health Care Update & Telehealth Policy Alert

6.2.2015

FY2016 Massachusetts Budget Update: The Senate Budget

May

5.7.2015

Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Takes Effect July 1

5.1.2015

FY2016 Massachusetts Budget Update: The House Budget

April

4.27.2015

Modest Energy Efficiency Bill Heads to Obama's Desk

4.13.2015

ML Strategies Update: The Next Six Weeks in Congress

4.2.2015

ML Strategies Update: Food Labeling, Food Safety and Nutrition

4.1.2015

US House Committee on Agriculture — Mandatory Biotechnology Labeling Laws

4.1.2015

Tax Amnesty Program and New Leadership at the DOR

March

3.3.2015

Food Safety & Nutrition

February

2.27.2015

Massachusetts House Leadership Announced, Hinting at Issue Positions

2.5.2015

US Sanctions as Diplomacy Tools and Political Weapons: Complexities and Opportunities for the Business Community

2.5.2015

Trade Policy Update

January

1.22.2015

Massachusetts Senate Committee Leadership Established, Signaling Priorities

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1.21.2015

Beginnings and Endings: New Administration Moves In, Massachusetts Legislative Session Concludes

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1.20.2015

Washington Outlook 2015: What We'll See from Congress and the Administration

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1.7.2015

114th Congress Preview

2014

December

12.22.2014

Senate Committee Assignments for the 114th Congress

12.4.2014

OMB Releases Fall 2014 Regulatory Agenda

November

11.21.2014

Transportation Policy in the 114th Congress

11.13.2014

Trade Policy in the 114th Congress

11.11.2014

Impact of the 2014 Midterm Elections on Defense

11.11.2014

The Lame Duck Has Arrived: What To Expect

11.10.2014

Health Care Elections Wrap Up, Lame Duck Preview, and a Changing Congress

September

9.22.2014

Lame Duck Preview

9.8.2014

Congress Returns From August Recess

9.4.2014

Telehealth and Health IT Policy: Considerations for Stakeholders

August

8.6.2014

2013-2014 Massachusetts Legislative Session Ends

July

7.16.2014

ML Strategies FY 2015 Massachusetts Budget Update: Governor Patrick Issues Vetoes, Signs Budget

7.7.2014

Congress Returns from July 4th Recess

7.2.2014

Uncertain Fate of Non-competes in Massachusetts: Senate Passes Compromise; Legislation Heads to Conference Committee Negotiations

7.1.2014

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Minimum Wage Increase and Economic Development Package

June

6.5.2014

Federal Regulatory Agenda Update

6.4.2014

Financing: The Main Roadblock to a Transportation Bill

6.2.2014

EPA Proposes GHG Standards for Existing Power Plants

May

5.13.2014

Senate MAP-21 Reauthorization Bill

5.13.2014

FY 2015 Massachusetts Budget Update: The House Budget

5.1.2014

DOT Sends Transportation Reauthorization Proposal to Congress

April

4.29.2014

Roadmap to the Next Highway Bill

4.29.2014

Congress Returns from Spring Recess

4.24.2014

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget & Appropriations

4.18.2014

Roadmap to the Next Highway Bill

4.16.2014

Department of Energy Announces $4 billion in Loan Guarantees for Renewable and Efficiency Energy Projects

4.2.2014

Congress Considers Clean Energy "Tax Extenders"

4.1.2014

Bitcoin: Regulators and States Out Ahead—Will Congress Follow?

March

3.14.2014

Massachusetts Legislature Considers Unemployment Insurance Reform and Minimum Wage Increase

3.4.2014

President Obama's FY 2015 Budget Emphasizes Clean Energy

February

2.26.2014

House Ways and Means Tax Reform Proposal Dramatically Changes Energy Tax Landscape

2.14.2014

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Implications for the Financial Services Industry

January

1.28.2014

Farm Bill Conference Report Contains Significant Funding for Rural Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

1.27.2014

High Profile Security Breaches Spur Congressional Action

1.13.2014

ML Strategies' Washington Outlook for 2014

2013

December

12.18.2013

Senate Finance Committee Proposes Overhaul of Clean Energy Tax Provisions

12.11.2013

Regulators Approve Final Volcker Rule

November

11.8.2013

Are Exchange Health Plans Federal Health Care Programs, and Therefore Subject to Anti-Kickback Statutes?

October

10.24.2013

SGR Reform—Improved Outlook for Congressional Action This Year?

10.21.2013

Budget Options After the Shutdown Agreement

10.18.2013

Government Shutdown Aftermath: CMS Under Pressure to Finalize Medicare Payment Rules

10.17.2013

Shutdown Ends: Now What?

September

9.25.2013

Effect of a Government Shutdown on Medicare, Medicaid, and Other ACA-Related Operations

9.16.2013

Examining Charitable Patient Assistance Programs - Part Eight

9.6.2013

Post-Labor Day Preview

August

8.28.2013

Examining Charitable Patient Assistance Programs - Part Seven

8.19.2013

Budget, Appropriations, Deficit, Debt Limit, and Tax Reform - August 2013 Recess Update

8.15.2013

Examining Charitable Patient Assistance Programs - Part Six

8.1.2013

Examining Charitable Patient Assistance Programs - Part Five

July

7.25.2013

Examining Charitable Patient Assistance Programs - Part Four

7.11.2013

Examining Charitable Patient Assistance Programs - Part Three

7.2.2013

Massachusetts House and Senate Negotiators Agree on FY 2014 Budget; Funding Sources Remain Uncertain

7.1.2013

Examining Charitable Patient Assistance Programs - Part Two

June

6.13.2013

Examining Charitable Patient Assistance Programs - Part One

6.10.2013

NIH Opens SBIR Program to Majority-Owned Venture Capital Small Business Concerns

April

4.21.2013

IRS Issues "Begin Construction" Guidance for Renewable Energy Tax Credits

4.10.2013

In Time of Austerity, President's 2014 Budget Prioritizes Clean Energy Funding

4.8.2013

Congress Returns from Spring Recess

March

3.4.2013

Congress considers increasing incentives for commercial and multifamily building energy efficiency retrofits

3.1.2013

Trade Update: Miscellaneous Tariff Bill & 2013 Trade Policy Agenda

February

2.19.2013

International Clean Energy Finance Opportunities

January

1.28.2013

Hints of Bipartisan Cooperation on Health Issues in the Energy & Commerce Committee

1.17.2013

ML Strategies' Outlook for 2013

1.11.2013

Supreme Court Will Not Hear Stem Cell Funding Petition

1.2.2013

The Fiscal Cliff Deal's Impact on Clean Energy

2012

November

11.27.2012

Lame Duck Agenda: 112th Congress Nears Finish Line

11.13.2012

Telecommunications Issues in the Lame Duck and 113th Congress

11.7.2012

Despite Democratic wins, Capitol Hill status quo remains

11.7.2012

The Election's Impact on the Financial Services Sector

11.1.2012

Countdown to the Election

October

10.23.2012

Lame Duck Agenda Update

10.18.2012

Leadership Changes in the 113th Congress

10.10.2012

Looking Ahead: Tax Reform in the 113th Congress

10.4.2012

2011-2012 Massachusetts Legislative Session

September

9.17.2012

Developments in Tax Reform: A Focus on Capital Gains and Corporate Tax Rate

9.11.2012

Congress Returns for Final Session Before Elections

August

8.3.2012

New Massachusetts Law Boosts Wind and Solar Energy

July

7.31.2012

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Comprehensive Health Care Payment Reform

7.9.2012

Congress Returns from Fourth of July Recess

June

6.13.2012

Massachusetts State Senate Advances Foreclosure Legislation

6.11.2012

Congress Proposes Expanding Master Limited Partnerships to Renewable Energy & Biofuel Projects

May

5.29.2012

Massachusetts Senate Approves $32.4 Billion Budget

5.21.2012

SBA Proposed Rule on Venture Capital Participation in the SBIR/STTR Program

5.21.2012

MA Senate Passes Health Care Payment Reform Legislation

5.17.2012

Massachusetts House of Representatives Advances Foreclosure Legislation

5.17.2012

112th Congress Update

5.10.2012

Massachusetts Releases Health Care Cost Containment Legislation

April

4.30.2012

FY13 Appropriations

4.26.2012

Highway Bill Conference Committee

March

3.2012

Newsletter: March 2012

January

1.19.2012

ML Strategies' Outlook for 2012

2011

December

12.20.2011

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Reauthorization Update

12.5.2011

Federal Deficit, Tax & Budget Update Year End Congressional Outlook

August

8.2.2011

Special Report: The Debt Ceiling Agreement and Health Care Policy

May

5.16.2011

Governor Deval Patrick testifies on health care cost-containment bill, calls for transition from fee-for-service payment system to integrated care

February

2.25.2011

Budget and Appropriations Update

January

1.18.2011

ML Strategies' Outlook for the 112th Congress