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2017 News Releases

National Association of Attorneys General Appoints New Executive Director
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is announcing the appointment of Chris Toth as its new executive director following the U.S. Senate confirmation of Jim McPherson to serve as general counsel to the U.S. Department of the Army.
December 26, 2017

Attorneys General Partner with Special Olympics
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), with its membership of 56 state and territory attorneys general, announced today a partnership with Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). LETR raises funds for and awareness about the Special Olympics movement worldwide. The national partnership will help increase the number of law enforcement officials involved in LETR and related activities.
December 14, 2017

Attorneys General Urge Repeal of a Federal Law to Address Opioid Supply
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter late yesterday to congressional leaders, urging them to repeal a 2016 federal law so registered drug manufacturers and distributors who have willfully contributed to the nation's oversupply of pain killers (opioids), can be held accountable.
November 14, 2017

Attorneys General Support Federal Bill to Increase Access to Drug Addiction Treatment
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is endorsing the federal bill, "Road to Recovery Act" (H.R. 2938) which will help address a lack of treatment for those suffering from drug addiction. The legislation will make treatment affordable for those who need it, and create market incentives for new treatment resources.
October 2, 2017

Attorneys General Urge Health Insurance Companies to Reduce Provider Incentives for Prescribing Pain Killers
NAAG sent a letter signed by 37 state and territorial attorneys general to America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) asking its insurance company members to review payment and coverage policies and revise them, as needed, to encourage healthcare providers to choose alternatives to prescribing prescription pain relievers known as opioids.
September 18, 2017

Attorneys General Take Action on Proposed ABA Postconviction Standards
NAAG sent a letter signed by 38 attorneys general to the American Bar Association (ABA) with concerns over proposed ABA postconviction standards and their impact on criminal convictions and crime victims. The ABA's Criminal Justice Section ended up not passing the proposed standards.
August 17, 2017

NAAG President Launches National Effort to Combat Elder Abuse
Bipartisan Working Group to Guide Action and Activities
August 17, 2017

Attorneys General Ask for Simple Amendment to Federal Law to Fight Sex Trafficking
NAAG sent a letter to congressional leaders today signed by 50 state and territorial attorneys general, urging Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act (CDA) with a basic word change and affirm that all law enforcement agencies retain their traditional authority to fight sex trafficking.
August 16, 2017

AG Morrisey Alerts Consumers to Misleading Tobacco Settlement Promotion
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey alerted individuals to an online promotion that misleads consumers to believe they can receive tobacco settlement money.
June 8, 2017

Media Advisory: State Attorneys General to Convene for Summer Meeting
State and territorial attorneys general will convene with key staff, other government officials and corporate, association and academic representatives to discuss legal issues addressing health care, the Internet of Things, self-driving cars and natural disasters. There will also be an update on this term's U.S. Supreme Court cases and the William H. Sorrell Lecture Series on tobacco policy and enforcement.
June 6, 2017

Attorneys General Call for Federal Legislation to Return Prescription Drug Settlement Money to the States
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter today to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee chair and ranking member, asking them to introduce legislation that would allow the federal government to return prescription drug settlement money to the states.
May 17, 2017

AGs Call for Federal Policy Change to Expand Their Medicaid Fraud Authority to Address More Resident Abuse Cases
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter today urging the U.S. government to change its policy so that state attorneys general could use federal funds to investigate and prosecute a wider range of Medicaid abuse and neglect cases, including those that happen at home.
May 10, 2017

Media Advisory: Health Care Marketplace is Focus of AGs Summit
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is holding its Presidential Initiative Summit with a theme of, "Evolving Challenges in the American Health Care Marketplace." NAAG President and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen will host, and 22 state attorneys general will attend.
April 13, 2017

Media Advisory: Technology is Focus of Attorneys General Meeting
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Southern Region is holding a one-and-a-half-day meeting in Charlottesville, Va., focusing on technology. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will host. He serves as chair of the NAAG Southern Region, which is comprised of 13 states.
March 29, 2017

Media Advisory: State AGs Convene in DC for Winter Meeting
Forty-four state and territorial attorneys general will meet in Washington, D.C. to discuss topics including data breaches, sentencing reform, and youth programs. Tuesday is the annual U.S. Supreme Court Perspectives Luncheon where two of the nation's leading Supreme Court practitioners offer insight into cases before the Court.
February 15, 2017

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Herbert H. Slatery III, Tennessee Attorney General

Herbert H. Slatery III was sworn in as the attorney general for the state of Tennessee in October 2014.