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AGs Seek to Ensure Expeditious Access to Federal Beneficial Ownership Database

A bipartisan group of 42 AGs sent a letter under the letterhead of the National Association of Attorneys General to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) criticizing its proposed rule requiring additional scrutiny before granting state, local, and tribal agencies access to its database of “beneficial” owners of certain companies—individuals who…

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National Association of Attorneys General Elects Ohio AG Dave Yost as President

Ohio AG Dave Yost was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) in an unanimous vote that took place during the NAAG Capital Forum in Washington, D.C. Yost previously served as chair of NAAG’s Midwestern Region and was nominated for the presidency by his colleagues in the region. Yost has served as…

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Bipartisan AG Coalition Urges Passage of Semiconductor Incentives Package

Led by Ohio AG Dave Yost and Acting Vermont AG Joshua Diamond, a bipartisan group of 14 state attorneys general wrote a letter to Congressional leadership to finalize and pass the CHIPS (or Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors) Act to accelerate U.S. production of microchips and end the overreliance on foreign imports.

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AGs Urge Creation of Safe Harbor for Financial Institutions Serving Cannabis Businesses

Writing as co-chairs of the National Association of Attorneys General Federalism Committee, Ohio AG Dave Yost and Colorado AG Philip Weiser wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging them to bring the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act to the Senate floor for a vote…

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Two New Candidates Enter Attorneys General Races

Mike Hilgers, Nebraska State Senator and Speaker of the Legislature, declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the open-seat 2022 race for Nebraska AG. As previously reported, Incumbent Nebraska AG Doug Peterson will not seek reelection in 2022 and anticipates returning to private practice. Ohio State Representative Jeff Crossman announced his run for the…

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