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2008 News Release Archive

NAAG Congratulates the 2008 Attorneys General-Elect

November 5, 2008

NAAG Issues National Top 10 List Of Consumer Complaints
These annual findings are based on a non-scientific survey of the top complaints from across the country and provide a snapshot of trends and enforcement activities occurring by the states’chief legal officers.
October 2, 2008

September 11th Message
As our nation remembers the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the entire membership of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) remains committed to fulfilling the vital responsibilities of the Office of Attorney General--to serve as the chief legal officers of our respective jurisdictions and to ensure the safety and welfare of all of our citizens.
September 11, 2008

Few Physicians Actually Tried or Sanctioned for Improperly Prescribing Pain Medications
Study suggests physician concerns over widely publicized prosecutions are disproportionate to actual numbers of legal and regulatory actions.
September 9, 2008

NAAG Elects Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch As 101st President
Members of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) unanimously elected Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch as its 101st President Thursday night, earning him a place in history as the Association’s first President hailing from the nation’s smallest state.
June 20, 2008

Nation's Attorneys General Discuss Critical Issues in Law Enforcement During Annual Summer Meeting

June 18, 2008

NAAG President Lawrence Wasden To Host Nation’s First Energy Summit For State Attorneys General May 5-7
As energy prices rise to record levels and demand continues to climb, Attorneys General will undertake a comprehensive discussion of their legal roles and responsibilities in the development of this country’s energy sources.
April 12, 2008

FY 2008 Byrne JAG Restoration
All Fifty-six Attorneys General of the Association signed a letter protesting the recent and potentially devastating budget cuts to the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (Byrne/JAG) that were contained in the FY 2008 omnibus appropriations bill...
March 3, 2008

National Association of Attorneys General Appoints New Executive Director
National Association of Attorneys General President and Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced today the appointment of Jim McPherson as executive director of the 100-year-old association of state Attorneys General.
February 19, 2008

Thirty-nine Attorneys General in Support of Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007 (S. 1577, H.R. 3078)
Forty-one Attorneys General and three state authorities that house Medicaid Fraud Control Units signed a letter to members of Congress in support of the Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007 (S. 1577, H.R. 3078), which would establish a system of screening and national criminal history background checks for prospective workers in nursing homes and other long-term care programs.
February 8, 2008

Nation's Attorneys General Announce Nationwide Agreement With MySpace Regarding Social Networking Safety
In a victory for social networking safety, 50 Attorneys General today announced that MySpace has agreed to significant steps to better protect children on its web site, including creation of a broad-based task force to explore and develop age and identity verification technology.
January 14, 2008

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Lawrence Wasden, Idaho Attorney General

Lawrence Wasden is Idaho's longest-serving attorney general.