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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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After Initial Rejection, Ohio AG Certifies Marijuana Legalization Law, But the Damage May Already Be Done

By: Mira Baylson, Meghan Stoppel, and Gianna Puccinelli Marijuana legalization activists have finally won the support of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R).  On Friday August 20, AG Yost approved summary language in a petition submission for a proposed law, the “Act to Control and Regulate Adult Use Cannabis,” penned by the Coalition to Regulate…

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Republican Attorneys General Oppose Reinstatement of California’s Clean Air Act Waiver

A group of 16 Republican AGs, led by Ohio AG Dave Yost, sent a comment letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) urging it to not reinstate California’s waiver under the Clean Air Act, which the letter argues is unconstitutional. In the letter, the AGs urge the EPA to maintain the Trump administration’s Safer…

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No Fault, but Millions to Pay in Pharmacy Benefits Settlements with Ohio and Mississippi

Ohio AG Dave Yost and Mississippi AG Lynn Fitch reached no-fault agreements with healthcare company Centene Corporation and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Centene”), over allegations that two of its subsidiaries—Buckeye Health Plan Community Solutions, Inc. (“Buckeye”) and Envolve Pharmacy Solutions, Inc. (“Envolve”)—overbilled the states’ Medicaid programs for pharmacy services, in violation of provider agreements with the…

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