Attorneys General Call on Congress to Pass the Combating Illicit Xylazine Act

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) today sent a letter on behalf of a bipartisan group of 39 state and territory attorneys general calling on Congressional leadership to pass the Combating Illicit Xylazine Act (H.R.1839/S.993). This Act would provide critical measures to combat the widespread illicit use and trafficking of xylazine…

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Attorneys General Urge Congress to Appropriate Funding for Legal Services Corporation

Washington, D.C. – On May 8, 2023, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to leaders of the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging them to allocate robust funding for the nonprofit Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in the FY2024 budget. LSC supports equal access to justice by awarding grants to nonprofit…

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NAAG Announces Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s Presidential Initiative: ‘Serving Those Who Serve’

Philadelphia, Penn. – The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) today officially kicked off “Serving Those Who Serve,” the 2023 Presidential Initiative advocated by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, this year’s president of NAAG. Yost’s initiative focuses on enhancing attorneys general efforts to help connect soldiers returning home with timely and relevant services for successful…

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Attorneys General Call on Congress to Improve Federal-State Cooperation to End Human Trafficking

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter this week to Congressional leaders informing them of an issue of grave concern with the National Human Trafficking Hotline. The letter, sent on behalf of a bipartisan coalition of 36 state and territory attorneys general, requested Congress’s assistance to preserve the critical…

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NAAG National Masterclass Professional: Essential Communication Skills and Behaviors for Success

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2023, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET Hosted by National Association of Attorneys General In this inaugural offering of NAAG’s Masterclass Professional series of webinars geared to all staff, learning will focus on key techniques and strategies to improve communication skills. Active listening, the ability to be fully present in a conversation…
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2023 Attorney General Symposium & Presidential Summit

Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Register now for combined programming for the Attorney General Symposium and Presidential Summit! Attorney General Symposium The Attorney General Symposium provides a forum for attorneys general to work on bipartisan initiatives and collaborate with and learn from local, state, and federal partners. A variety of topics and issues…

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Coalition of Attorneys General Urge Federal Treasury Bureau to Provide Timely Corporate Transparency Information to State, Local Entities

 The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) today called on the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to allow state, local, and tribal entities to have appropriate and timely access to corporate ownership information critical to fighting crime and terrorism. A letter, signed by 42 attorneys general, was sent yesterday to FinCEN, a bureau of the…

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Indiana Governor May Retain Counsel without Attorney General’s Consent

The Indiana General Assembly enacted a law that allowed it to call itself into emergency session and overrode the Governor’s veto. The Governor sued the legislature, challenging the law as “unconstitutionally co-opting a purely executive function.” The Governor argued that under the state constitution, only the Governor can call an emergency session, and this law,…

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California Private Attorney General Statute Does Not Usurp Attorney General Powers

A lobbying group for small and mid-sized businesses challenged California’s Labor Code Private Attorney General Act (PAGA). PAGA “allows California employees to sue their employers and pursue civil penalties on behalf of the state for violations relating not only to themselves, but also to other California employees of the same employer.”  PAGA is a qui…

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2022 NAAG Legislative Victories

As the chief legal officer of their state, attorneys general often provide important input on both regulatory and legislative proposals. This input is often provided through the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). As a nonpartisan organization, NAAG engages in policy advocacy only when an issue has bipartisan support from a majority of attorneys general….

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