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2015 News Release Archive

New Publication Release: Evidentiary Foundations for Government Attorneys

December 1, 2015

Media Advisory: State Attorneys General Convene in New York City
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Eastern Region is holding a two-day meeting in New York City, Oct. 29-30 to focus on ways to combat the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic. Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin serves as chair of the NAAG Eastern Region, which is comprised of 14 states and territories.* New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will offer opening remarks.
October 22, 2015

AGs Support Federal Legislation to Combat Epidemic of Heroin Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to congressional committee leaders today in support of a federal bill that would give states the necessary tools to more effectively confront the epidemic of heroin addiction and prescription painkiller abuse in communities. More than 100 Americans die as a result of overdose in this country every day—more than half of them caused by prescription drugs or heroin.
September 29, 2015

State Attorneys General to Convene in Chicago
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Midwestern Region is holding a one and a half day meeting in Chicago, Ill., Oct. 1-2 to focus on ways to combat gender-based violence and discrimination. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will host. She serves as chair of the NAAG Midwestern Region, which is comprised of 11 states.* Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is vice-chair.
September 28, 2015

Press Statement by Marty Jackley, NAAG President and South Dakota Attorney General
South Dakota Attorney General announces his 2015-2016 Presidential Initiative: Policing in the 21st Century.
September 3, 2015

AGs Zoeller and Miller Welcome Action by Federal Food and Drug Administration
Attorney General Greg Zoeller of Indiana and Attorney General Janet Mills of Maine, Co-Chairs of the Tobacco Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), today applauded the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) August 27 issuance of warning letters to three tobacco manufacturers, informing the manufacturers that they are violating federal law by marketing their cigarettes as “natural” and “additive-free.”
September 3, 2015

Attorneys General Urge Phone Companies to Offer Technology that Blocks Unwanted Sales Calls or Texts
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter today to the five leading phone companies (AT&T, CenturyLink, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon), urging them to offer call-blocking technology to consumers. Such technology already exists and it would help stop robocalls, scam text messages and unwanted telemarketing calls.
July 22, 2015

Federal Data Breach Legislation Should Not Preempt States
As Congress considers national legislation on data breach notification and data security, it should ensure that states maintain their ability to enforce state laws in order to protect consumers, reads a NAAG letter signed by 47 state and territorial attorneys general and sent to congressional leaders.
July 7, 2015

South Dakota Attorney General is New NAAG President
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) during its Summer Meeting, June 16-18 in San Diego, Calif.
June 19, 2015

State and Territorial Attorneys General Convene for Summer Meeting
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) will host its annual Summer Meeting in San Diego, Calif.
June 9, 2015

On the Passing of Beau Biden, Former Delaware Attorney General
“Our sympathy and support are with the Biden family.”
May 31, 2015

Press Statement by Jim Hood, NAAG President and Mississippi Attorney General
Press Statement by Jim Hood, NAAG President and Mississippi Attorney General on Protecting Consumers and Businesses from Online Criminals
April 9, 2015

Protecting Our Digital Lives is Focus of NAAG Presidential Initiative Summit
National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) President and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood will host the NAAG Presidential Initiative Summit on “Protecting Our Digital Lives: New Challenges for Attorneys General.”
April 7, 2015

Attorneys General to Convene in Point Clear, Alabama to Discuss Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Southern Region is holding a one-and-a-half-day meeting in Point Clear, Ala., on Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange will host. Attorney General Strange serves as chair of the NAAG Southern Region, which is comprised of 13 states.
March 9, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden to Address National Association of Attorneys General
On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks at the 2015 Winter Meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). His remarks will be pooled for television and open to correspondents and still photographers. Media details are below.
February 20, 2015

NAAG Hosts Annual Winter Meeting in DC

February 18, 2015

Oil Companies Should Eliminate Synthetic Drug Sales from Gas Stations and Convenience Stores
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter today to the CEOs of nine oil companies asking them to help eliminate any synthetic drug sales from retail locations operating under their brand names. Over the past few years, dozens of owners, managers, and employees of branded gas stations and convenience stores have been arrested for selling synthetic drugs.
February 10, 2015

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