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State Attorneys General Ask Streaming Industry to Protect Young Viewers from Tobacco Imagery
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent letters to leading U.S. streaming services, encouraging the industry to adopt business practices that protect young viewers from tobacco imagery in video content.
August 7, 2019

NAAG Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Removal of Federal Barriers to Treat Opioid Use Disorder
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has sent a letter to congressional leadership in both chambers, asking for the removal of federal barriers that are currently preventing health care providers from offering treatment for opioid use disorder.
August 5, 2019

NAAG Sends Letter to Food and Drug Administration Supporting Continued Study and Oversight of Cannabis-Derived Products
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to their request for comments regarding "Scientific Data and Information About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds."
July 17, 2019

NAAG Announces Winners of 2019 Supreme Court Best Brief Awards
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has announced the winners of the 2019 Supreme Court Best Brief Awards. The Best Brief Awards honor the appellate practitioners from state attorneys general offices who have exhibited superb work in representing their states before the U.S. Supreme Court.
June 21, 2019

National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute Hosts Annual Forum for Global Attorneys
The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), a branch of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), is hosting its annual International Fellows Program from June 7-16. The program provides international government attorneys the opportunity to discuss common issues, establish professional networks, and learn new tools and techniques.
June 7, 2019

Media Advisory: Ensuring Quality Health Care for Constituents is Focus of Attorneys General Meeting
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Midwestern Region is holding a one-and-a-half-day meeting in Omaha, Neb.The meeting, hosted by Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson who serves as Chair of the NAAG Midwestern Region, will focus on “Confronting Health Care: The State’s Role in Combating Rising Costs and Ensuring Quality Care for our Constituents.”
June 6, 2019

NAAG Urges Department of Education to Discharge Loans of Disabled Veterans
NAAG sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urging the U.S. Department of Education to discharge the student loans of permanently and totally disabled veterans, also known as total and permanent disability (TPD).
May 24, 2019

NAAG Supports Amendment to the Communications Decency Act
NAAG is endorsing an amendment to the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA). The amendment would ensure state and local authorities have the power to take action against criminals who are profiting from illegal online activity.
May 23, 2019

Privacy and Cybersecurity Are Focus of Attorneys General Meeting
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Southern Region is holding a one-and-a-half-day meeting in Little Rock, Ark. The meeting, hosted by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge who serves as chair of the NAAG Southern Region, will focus on "Cyber Privacy and Security in the 21st Century."
May 17, 2019

NAAG Publishes 4th Edition of Book Exploring the Role of State Attorneys General
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) announced the publication of a new edition of "State Attorneys General Powers and Responsibilities," the most authoritative and complete source for information about state attorney general offices.
May 17, 2019

NAGTRI Selects Law Clerks for Summer Clerkship
The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), a branch of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), has selected four summer law clerks who will have substantive opportunities to research and learn about emerging public law issues. The clerkship runs from May through July.
May 20, 2019

NAAG Hosts Consumer Protection Spring Conference
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has sent a letter to congressional leadership, urging them to pass the SAFE Banking Act. The bipartisan SAFE Banking Act would protect financial institutions that provide services to companies in the marijuana industry.
May 13, 2019

AGs Urge Congress to Pass the SAFE Banking Act
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has sent a letter to congressional leadership, urging them to pass the SAFE Banking Act. The bipartisan SAFE Banking Act would protect financial institutions that provide services to companies in the marijuana industry.
May 8, 2019

NAAG and ASCLD Lead an Effort to Assist Puerto Rico Forensic Science Laboratory
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) today announced the completion of a successful two-week mission to assist the Puerto Rico Bureau of Forensic Science (BFS), also known as Negociado de Ciencias Forenses.
May 7, 2019

AGs to Congress: Support Funding for the Legal Services Corporation
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to Congress today in support of continued funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).
May 1, 2019

NAGTRI Announces Formation of Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development, Names Founding Director
The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), a branch of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), has established the Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development (CLAFD).
April 29, 2019

Media Advisory: Emergency and Crisis Management is Focus of Attorneys General Meeting
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is holding a one-and-a-half-day Presidential Initiative Summit in Lafayette, La. Hosted by NAAG President and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, it will focus on "Emergency and Crisis Management."
April 11, 2019

State Attorneys General Express Concern Regarding HHS Pain Management Draft Report
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), with the support of the NAAG Consumer Protection Committee, has partnered with several federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), to crackdown on tech support scams.
April 1, 2019

State Attorneys General Join Federal Agencies in Tech Support Scam Sweep
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), with the support of the NAAG Consumer Protection Committee, has partnered with several federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), to crackdown on tech support scams.
March 7, 2019

Nation's Attorneys General Meet with President Trump
Bipartisan Meeting Focused on Opioid Epidemic, Human Trafficking, and Criminal Justice Reform
March 5, 2019

NAGTRI's Center for Consumer Protection Launches Consumer-Focused Website
The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute's (NAGTRI) Center for Consumer Protection (CCP) is kicking-off National Consumer Protection Week by launching its new consumer-focused website.
March 4, 2019

State AGs Endorse Legislation to Combat Illegal Robocalls
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is endorsing federal legislation known as the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (TRACED).
March 5, 2019

Media Advisory: State AGs Convene in DC for Winter Meeting
Forty-three attorneys general will meet in Washington, D.C. to discuss topics including the data economy, 3D printing, ethics and free speech law.
February 21, 2019

NAAG Names Allison M. Gilmore Chief Communications Officer
Allison Gilmore has been selected as the new chief communications officer (CCO) for the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).
February 7, 2019

NAGTRI Launches Center for International Partnerships and Strategic Collaboration
The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), the training and research arm of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), has established the Center for International Partnerships and Strategic Collaboration (CIPS-C).
January 17, 2019

NAAG & ASCLD Partner to Assist Puerto Rico Forensic Science Laboratory
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD), and the Governor of Puerto Rico announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among NAAG, ASCLD, and Puerto Rico's Department of Public Safety.
January 15, 2019

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