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2012 News Release Archive

Extend Tax Relief or Distressed Homeowners Could Face Tax Bill
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) today urged Congress to pass existing legislation that would extend tax relief for citizens who have mortgage debt canceled or forgiven because of financial hardship or a decline in housing values.
November 20, 2012

Federal Funds Needed to Combat Human Trafficking
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to congressional leaders today urging them to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) by the end of the year in order to adequately fund programs to combat human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
November 2, 2012

Attorneys General Oppose Federal Bill to Limit State Regulation of Payday Lending
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) notified congressional leaders in a letter sent today that it opposes H.R. 6139, a payday lending preemption bill known as the Consumer Credit Access, Innovation, and Modernization Act.
October 5, 2012

Attorneys General Partner In Efforts To Prevent Medicine Abuse
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is a partner in two national efforts this month to curb medicine abuse. The first is The Medicine Abuse Project, a national media and social engagement campaign launching Sept. 23-29 to raise awareness of the medicine abuse problem. The second is a national Prescription Drug Take-back Day, Sept. 29 to collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs
September 21, 2012

NAAG Training Institute Receives Public Health Law Grant
The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) has been awarded a $149,576 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to provide public health law training to Attorneys General staff. NAGTRI is the research and training arm of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).
August 21, 2012

New NAAG President Is Maryland Attorney General
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) during its Summer Meeting, June 19-21 in Anchorage. His year-long presidential initiative will focus on Privacy in the Digital Age.
June 22, 2012

Media Advisory: Summer Meeting Planned for Attorneys General
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) will hold its Summer Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. State Attorneys General, key staff, and federal government, corporate and association representatives will convene to discuss a variety of legal issues.
June 12, 2012

Attorneys General Support Federal Legislation Giving Generic Drug Makers the Ability to Correct Label Warnings
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) supports U.S. Senate bill, Patient Safety and Generic Labeling Improvement Act (S.2295) that would give generic drug manufacturers the same ability to correct label warnings as brand-name manufacturers.
May 14, 2012

Movie Studios Should Stop Depicting Smoking in Youth-Rated Movies
In a letter signed by 38 state and territorial Attorneys General, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) urged 10 movie studios to adopt published policies to eliminate tobacco depictions in youth-rated movies.
May 10, 2012

Attorneys General Call for Increasing the Crime Victims Fund Cap to $1 Billion
Congress should increase the cap on the Crime Victims Fund to at least $1 billion so victims can access the services they need, reads a May 8 National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) letter signed by 51 state and territorial Attorneys General.
May 8, 2012

Presidential Initiative Summit Media Advisory
National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) President and Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna will host the NAAG Presidential Initiative Summit, "Pillars of Hope" Attorneys General Unite Against Human Trafficking.
March 22, 2012

Attorneys General Urge Congress To Spare Byrne Jag Funding
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) today sent a letter signed by 45 Attorneys General to the U.S. Senate and House Appropriations leadership urging them to support federal funding for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) program in the fiscal year 2013 appropriations bill.
March 15, 2012

Spring Meeting Media Advisory: Attorneys General to Convene in Washington, D.C. to Discuss State-Federal Efforts
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) will host its annual Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. The theme of this year's conference is "Opportunities and Challenges in State-Federal Relationships."
February 29, 2012

Attorneys General Express Concerns Over Google's Privacy Policy
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter today signed by 36 state and territorial Attorneys General to Google Chief Executive Officer Larry Page expressing concern over Google's new privacy policy, which allows for greater information sharing between its products without providing consumers an "opt- in" option, and failing to provide meaningful "opt-out" options as well.
February 22, 2012

State Attorneys General, Feds Reach $25 Billion Settlement with Five Largest Mortgage Servicers on Foreclosure Wrongs
The nation's five largest mortgage servicers have agreed to a landmark $25 billion settlement with a coalition of state attorneys general and federal agencies. The settlement addresses past mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure abuses and fraud, provides substantial financial relief to borrowers harmed by bank fraud, and establishes significant new homeowner protections for the future.
February 9, 2012

Congress Needs to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act
Congress needs to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, a message conveyed in a National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) letter signed by 53 state and territorial Attorneys General and sent to Capitol Hill today.
January 11, 2012

January Proclaimed As National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
‪Human trafficking is a $32 billion global industry, the fastest growing and second largest criminal activity in the world, tied with arms and after drug dealing. I applaud President Obama's effort to bring this issue to the forefront in the minds of Americans by proclaiming January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
January 3, 2012

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