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Republican AGs Oppose SEC Efforts to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

A group of twelve Republican AGs wrote a comment to the SEC opposing a proposed rule that would expand the Commission’s authority by allowing it to regulate cryptocurrencies. In the comment, the AGs argue that the SEC lacks authority to adopt the proposed “Safeguarding Advisory Clients Assets” rule which would expand the Commission’s regulatory reach…

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AG Election Update

In a May 24 run-off election, incumbent Ken Paxton, a Republican, has defeated land commissioner George P. Bush by a margin of 67.9% to 32.1%. Former ACLU attorney Rochelle Garza won the Democratic run-off against Joe Jaworski by a margin of 62.8% to 37.2%. Paxton and Garza will face off in the statewide AG election in November.

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State AG Pulse - Bless Your Heart, Arkansas

In this week’s episode, Bernie and Lori chat with Paul Connell, previously Chief Deputy AG in Wisconsin and Cozen O’Connor’s resident expert on the Arkansas AG race. We review the candidates’ backgrounds and qualifications and try our hand at picking who will win the race in November. We consider how the leading candidate’s background is…

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Developments in Post-AG Roles for Two Attorneys General

Hawaii AG Clare Connors’ nomination for U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii was approved by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and is now up for a full Senate vote. Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge, who is term-limited from running again for AG, dropped out of the 2022 gubernatorial race and will instead seek the Republican…

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Pharmacy Benefit Manager Agrees to Pay $15.2 Million to Settle Allegations of Arkansas Medicaid Overbilling

Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge reached a settlement with Pharmacy Benefit Manager (“PBM”) Envolve Pharmacy Solutions (“Envolve”), its parent company Centene Corporation, and other Centene subsidiaries (collectively “Centene”) to resolve allegations that Centene used its subsidiaries to overcharge the state for medications in its Medicaid program.

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